Hotel Palomar: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Since 2009 Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, an upscale boutique hotel, has been setting the bar for eco-chic hospitality in the stylish Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visiting patrons may select from a choice of 194 guestrooms or 17 suites, each presented in a soothing palette of soft, neutral earth tones with pops of color, and are complete with custom furnishings, luxurious bedding by Frette, and delightful spa-inspired L'Occitane bath amenities. The story of Hotel Palomar is "Art in Motion," embracing art in all of its many expressions, including visual, film, fashion, dance and architecture, reflecting the building's Art Deco detailing, as well as displaying original works by local artists that are featured in the hotel's welcoming living room-style lobby. Moreover, “shaking (and stirring) things up” in Philadelphia’s cuisine scene is Square 1682, which proudly presents nationally celebrated Chef Guillermo Tellez’s New American menu - expressly designed for sampling and sharing!
Sean Flanigan is the Hotel Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is owned by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Sean Flanigan, Hotel Manager
What is your favorite word to describe Philadelphia?
What word best reflects the people of Philadelphia?
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Philadelphia?
Citizens Bank Park. Baseball is a religion for many Philadelphians, and the energy at the stadium on game day is remarkable. Emotions run high and spirits soar as the Phils take on each opponent as their last.
Citizens Bank Park: 1 Citizens Bank Park Way
Please visit the Philadelphia Phillies for game schedule, tickets and much more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Philadelphia?
Biking, running, or walking in Fairmount Park. The largest urban park in the country, it offers an easy escape from the bustling traffic and sometimes smoggy streets, with miles of dedicated paths along the lesser known Schuylkill River that begin right inside Center City. Once in a while, you can stop, take a breath, and forget you're anywhere near a major metropolis.
Please visit Fairmount Park for maps, recreational activities, historical sites and much more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in Philadelphia?
The Franklin Institute is the best place to spend a rainy day. From exhibits explaining color vision to IMAX movies about the extraordinary force of tornados, this science museum offers something to interest everyone.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum:
222 North 20th Street
(Race Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Science Museum Hours: Daily, 9:30am-5pm
What is your favorite sound or noise in Philadelphia?
The bells of the Church of the Holy Trinity resounding over Rittenhouse Square at noon.
The Church of the Holy Trinity: 1904 Walnut Street
Please visit the Church of the Holy Trinity for service and concert schedules!
What is your favorite smell or taste in Philadelphia?
The smell of Reading Terminal Market, that is to say, dozens of delicious treats all under one roof. The market is a microcosm of the city, displaying our extraordinary diversity and fervent passion for food!
Opened in 1892, Reading Terminal Market is one of the oldest farmers' markets in the United States, and offers Amish specialties, ethnic foods, restaurant dining, unique artisan crafts, and more!
Reading Terminal Market: 51 North 12th Street (between Arch Street and Filbert)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am–6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm
What drink best reflects Philadelphia?
In Philly we're lucky enough to enjoy the proximity of several fine breweries. Our own Yuengling Lager is probably most reflective of our work hard, play hard style.
Based in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, has been family owned and operated since 1829 - brewing a Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Premium, Light, Black and Tan, Dark Brewed Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale!
What song or type of music best reflects Philadelphia? The R&B of so many of our homegrown musicians. Jill Scott, Amos Lee, and G. Love all got their start here and their smooth, soulful sounds are a reflection of the spirit of the city.
If Heaven were Philadelphia, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Jeet yet?
Hotel Palomar: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Phone: 215-563-5006 or 888-725-1778