Tourism and hospitality is one of the largest industries in the region. The money visitors spend supports local businesses, creates jobs, and generates taxes, helping to build quality of life in Philadelphia. PIDC is proud to be a supporter of many Philadelphia-based businesses and we have curated a few to celebrate the city’s staple in the tourism and hospitality industry, especially in the busy time of summer travel. Here is a list of a few PIDC clients worth visiting, categorized by where to stay and where to play.

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Where to Stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City provides a space needed for those visiting Philadelphia for educational pursuits, medical reasons, or tourism. The 10 story, 136 guest room extended stay hotel is located at 4109 Walnut Street, adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Homewood Suites features beautiful 19th century architecture, exciting restaurants, and an eclectic mix of shops. The extended stay hotel also boasts a fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool. Guests can choose to stay in either a studio or one-bedroom suite featuring fully equipped kitchens. Learn more in PIDC’s 60 stories on Homewood Suites.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

An ultimate marriage between sleek and stylish, the 230-room Kimpton Hotel Palomar at 17th & Sansom offers a luxurious, yet eco-friendly, boutique hotel experience. The historic art deco building, which was once home to the original Architects Building designed by Paul Philippe Cret, features original details, such as original crown molding and paneling, tile mosaic, and etched elevator doors. Guestrooms have superb amenities and fabulous Philadelphia skyline views. Learn more in PIDC’s 60 stories on Kimpton Hotels.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

The 268-room Kimpton Hotel Monaco at 5th & Chestnut brings its own flavor of the posh life to Old City. An adaptive reuse project of a storied building located on the country’s most historic mile, the hotel is inspired by the eccentric, discerning traveler who has collected and arranged items from around the globe to evoke the inner explorer. Throughout the hotel, design pieces of the old meets new are uniquely positioned with a juxtaposition of classic, historic architecture and modern, contemporary finishes. In addition, the hotel boasts 13,000-square-feet of meeting space, a stunning ballroom, a rocking rooftop lounge, and a lauded neighborhood restaurant. Learn more in PIDC’s 60 stories on Kimpton Hotels

Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard

Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard is situated in vibrant South Philadelphia. The hotel offers a prime location in the historic business district surrounded by waterfront restaurants, food trucks, and eclectic shops. Workout in the 24/7 fitness center, enjoy a meal at their all-day hotel restaurant, and host an event in one of their spacious meeting venues. The rooms and suites feature vibrant décor, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with premium channels, and comfortable beds.

Where to Play

Reading Terminal Market

This iconic Philadelphia site is one of America’s largest and oldest public markets. Reading Terminal Market is home to more than 80 merchants. Not only does the market have the widest variety of restaurants under one roof, but it offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce and locally sourced meats and poultry. Plus, it offers the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. In addition, you’ll find great items like cookbooks, table linens, kitchenware, fresh cut flowers, and more. Learn more in PIDC’s 60 stories on Reading Terminal Market.

Franklin Square

Franklin Square is one of the City’s five original public squares. At eight-acres, it boasts an urban green space and many awesome activities including the popular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival, an annual celebration of light and Chinese culture through sculptures and performances.

Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier is a year-round, mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River Waterfront. Stop by this summer to catch upcoming events, such as the Food Trust’s Market at the Cherry Street Pier, Artists & the City, and more!

South Philadelphia Sports Complex

The South Philadelphia Sports Complex is home to Philadelphia’s four premier sports teams. It is the site of the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the retail/entertainment center, Xfinity Live! Stop by to catch a game with the Philadelphia Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, or EaglesLearn more in PIDC’s 60 stories on the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.