The Rittenhouse Hotel boasts the largest guest rooms in the city, with even the standard rooms clocking in at between 450 and 600 square feet. Suites extend up to a possible 2,000 square feet, while Park Suites and the palatial Presidential Suite expand to even larger sizes. Rooms are airy, bright and modern, utilizing cool colors and interesting combinations to create sleek looks.
There are 116 rooms spread over five floors, focused on delivering the latest contemporary chic to visitors from around the world. All guest bedrooms come with large beds topped with pillow-top mattresses, fluffy comforters and goose down pillows, with foam pillows available upon request.
Rooms also include flat-screen televisions with entertainment on demand for guests’ pleasure, along with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet and an iPod docking station. There is a small in-room safe for important possessions and a minibar stocked with drinks and supplies.
The bathrooms at The Rittenhouse are also splendid, with marble tiling, premium Acqua Di Parma bath products, a separate vanity and a specially lit make-up mirror. Guests have their choice of soaking in an oversized bathtub or showering under an invigorating massage showerhead.
The Ritterhouse Hotel’s specialty suites are even larger, ranging between 650 to 2,000 square feet of living space, so be sure to check prices to see how large a room you will get. The suites vary by size and while all include a separate seating area with queen-sized sofa bed, some may also include a second bedroom or a kitchen.
Park Suites on Rittenhouse Square are the next step up, offering total luxury for weary travelers. The rooms were named one of the Top 101 Suites of the World, according to Elite Traveler, and offer fantastic views of the city.
Park Suites come with plush four-poster beds in the bedrooms and a living space that includes a separate living area and powder room. There’s both a kitchen (equipped with fridge, microwave and wet bar) and a dining room table, so you can enjoy restaurant-quality room service meals in style without having to take off your bathrobe. There’s also a coffee machine and a range of products, to help provide that caffeine boost in the morning.
Finally, the Presidential Suite dwarfs all other rooms at the Rittenhouse. It is named as such because it is the accommodation of choice for all VIPs visiting Philadelphia. The living area it offers is huge, including a separate foyer and a guest powder room. The sitting room boasts a Baby Grand Piano among its sumptuous furniture and the dining room table seats ten guests for entertaining visiting dignitaries.
There’s a well-equipped study with a library and executive desk, a gourmet kitchen, a bathroom tiled with jade marble and just about everything else the head of government could desire. Decorated with gold-tinged walls, warm drapes and only the most expensive soft furnishings, it’s the sort of room that even 5-star hotel guests can only dream of.
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