Upcoming Holiday Festivities at The Bellevue the Bellevue Rings in the Holidays with Good Cheer - Bellevue 100 Year Anniversary Fun Festivities to Feature Hugs, Kisses & Calls Home for Troops Overseas

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The public is warmly invited to join PhiladelphiaÂ?s beloved national historic landmark THE BELLEVUE in 100 Year Anniversary holiday events to take place beginning December 1, 2004

Holiday Events include:

· “The Legend of Santa Through the Ages”: (December 1-31, 2004) THE LEGEND OF SANTA THROUGH THE AGES is back at THE BELLEVUE by popular demand! Each stunningly life-like Santa depicts a different cultural tradition or historic tale. The captivating replicas of Santa include German Kris Kringle - also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch as “Christkindl”; eleventh-century Russian St. Nicholas; France’s Pere Noel; England’s patron of gift-giving - Victorian Father Christmas; twelfth-century Medieval Santa; and Old Man Christmas, a native of Finland. Listed in the National Historic Register as a premiere national landmark, THE BELLEVUE is characterized by city’s most spectacular French Renaissance architecture – palatial marble, ornate limestone and terracotta scrollwork, breathtaking crystal chandeliers, and lighting fixtures designed by Thomas Alva Edison and Lalique. Admission: Free. Open 24 hours daily.

· Nicole Miller Philadelphia Men’s Shopping Night: (December 2, 2004, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Nicole Miller Philadelphia at The Bellevue’s Annual Men’s Holiday Shopping Night: A “Guy’s Night Out” with free beer, food, and fun, relaxed no-fuss shopping for men only. Location: Nicole Miller at The Bellevue. (First floor, shops level). Admission: Free

· Hugs & Kisses for Our Troops Overseas + 2004 Winter Holiday Festival Events: (December 4, 2004): The Bellevue Gourmet Food Court, Santa Claus and Full of Soup will host area parents and children to create ornaments from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm for the Rittenhouse Row Holiday Tree, which will be lit on December 4, 2004 at 5:00 pm); Full of Soup at The Bellevue Pastry Chef Irene Moretti will make 1,000 cookies – fashioned after the famous Nicole Miller-Designed Lipstick Kiss – which will be shipped with 1,000 pieces of “hug” artwork made by Philadelphia area kids –with love – to troops overseas. Additionally, on December 4 & 5, 2004, for every meal sold in The Bellevue Gourmet Food Court, a 10-minute prepaid calling card will be presented to a member of the active military overseas during this years’ holiday season for a free “Call Home for the Holidays”. Williams – Sonoma at The Bellevue will have all-day sampling of warm mulled cider and holiday treats, along with cooking demonstrations from noon – 4:00 pm. Admission: Free

· Annual Nutcracker Tea: The Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue will feature Nutcracker Tea throughout the 2004 holiday season on several dates, featuring the world-famous massive Sugarplum Holiday Tree, Giant Toy Soldiers, and Santa Claus. Call 215-893-1234 for times, reservations.

· The Bellevue Nightly Menorah-Lighting Ceremony: (December 7, 2004 – December 14, 2004): A nightly lighting of The Bellevue Menorah takes place in The Bellevue Broad Street lobby at 4:45 pm, each night of the holiday. The candles will be lit by different people who work in The Bellevue, each night. Hanukkah Gelt will be distributed, and special shopping stroll activities will take place on each of the eight evenings of Hanukkah at The Bellevue. Admission: Free

· Santa Claus’ Annual Holiday Workout: (December 7, 2004, 11:45 am until 12:45 pm): Join Santa Claus and invited (participant confirmation forthcoming to press) celebrity friends including – The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy and Mouse King, The Phillie Phanatic, Governor Rendell, the Sixers Dance Team, Mayor Street, The Eagles Dance Team, and lots of Philadelphia’s favorite celebrities – in a group workout hard to get Santa into his ho-ho-ho-iest tiptop shape – both body and beauty – for this years’ holiday season as Santa and friends have a workout and massage at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue, followed by a make-over for Santa Claus and celebrity friends at Pierre & Carlo European Salon & Spa at The Bellevue. (Event open to the 5,000 members of The Sporting Club, people who work at The Bellevue, and credentialed media, only.)

· The Bellevue Santa Claus: Bearing Gifts for Shoppers : Santa Claus is back in town again, with candy for everyone, and lots of free toys for big and small girls and boys. Once again this year, The Bellevue brings back “Secret Santa”: Each day, Santa will randomly choose several shoppers each day and surprise them with a fabulous holiday gift from one of the following Bellevue merchants: Pierre & Carlo Salon & Spa, Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Tien Bo, 12th Street Cantina, Pasta Cucina, Nova Savings Bank & Internet Café.

· Beautiful Holiday Cookie Tips & Tricks at Williams - Sonoma: (December 15-23, 2004) Free demonstrations on how to make the most spectacular and delicious holiday cookies from one of America’s most renowned chefs, Stacey DiPlacido-Goukas. Location: Williams – Sonoma, in the Shops at the Bellevue. Admission: Free. Call store for times and dates.

· Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue American Express ® Holiday Package: Reserve an overnight stay at The Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue with your American Express Card and receive a reduced rate on standard guest room, plus $25.00 Borders ® gift card (redeemable at Borders’ Books locations and at Borders.com), in addition to a Nutcracker Tea amenity, full breakfast each morning, and late check-out at 2:00 pm. Offer is valid through January 6, 2005. Please use offer code AMEX when reserving or checking availability. Rates start at $277. Please call 215-893-1234 or 1-800-778-7477 for reservations.

· New Years’ Eve – Park Hyatt Bellevue Grande Dame 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Packages: Several packages from which to choose, with features including: VIP Cocktail reception in The Ethel Barrymore Room at 8pm, five-course prix fixe dinner in Founders with live band and dinner dancing, five complimentary cocktails per person, party favors, champagne toast, spectacular desserts and The Bellevue 100 Year Anniversary New Years’ Balloon Drop overlooking the city skyline & fireworks at midnight from The Promenade with traditional lavish decorations, special Guest Room welcome amenity after check-in, Italian bath products provided by Bvlgari, New Years’ Day Brunch and admission to historic Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue The Hospitality/Viewing Reception for The Mummers Parade in The Red & Clover Room. Please call (215) 790-2845 for pricing and availability.

· The Bellevue Semi-Annual Sale Days: (January 15, 2005 – January 31, 2005) It only happens twice a year! Save up to 75% on items from The Shops at The Bellevue, including Nicole Miller, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Williams - Sonoma.

· Exclusive Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue/Philadelphia Museum of Art Salvador Dali Exhibit Package – Supplies Limited!!: (February 16, 2005 – May 15, 2005) Embark on an incredible with the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue as The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents SALVADOR DALI. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is privileged to be the sole American venue that will host this major retrospective exhibition – devoted solely to the work of Salvador Dali (1904-1989). This exhibition package, timed to coincide with the celebration of the centenary of the artists’ birth and the Bellevue 100 Year Anniversary, will consider all aspects of the artist's long and controversial career. On view February 16 through May 15, 2005, Salvador Dali brings together approximately 200 works from public and private collections, many of which will be shown in the United States for the first time. The Park Hyatt Philadelphia Dali package includes overnight guestroom accommodations, breakfast for two in Founders, and two VIP tickets (no appointments necessary and no waiting in line to enter the exhibit!) to the DALI exhibit. Rates start at $269. For reservations, please call 215-893-1234 or 1-800-778-7477.

· The Bellevue 100 Year Anniversary Self-Guided Exhibit and Guided 100 Year Anniversary Tours: (Through April 15, 2005) Explore hundreds of memories chronicling the past 100 years’ history of Philadelphia’s beloved “Grand Dame of Broad Street”, national historic landmark The Bellevue (formerly The Bellevue-Stratford). The Bellevue Centennial Anniversary exhibit includes memorabilia from US Presidents, international royalty, celebrities, and historical events including national political conventions, special events, Philadelphia history, national historic events, and more! These rare, priceless collections - assembled from multitudes of generations and people – will be on display at The Bellevue for a limited time only. Admission: Free. Please call 215-875-0429 for additional information or to schedule a tour.


Events will be added to this list frequently. Please contact Andrea Riso at (215) 875-0429 or via email at risoa@preit.com to arrange for coverage.

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The Bellevue is a 100 year old national historic landmark destination that includes The Shops at The Bellevue, plus a European Salon & Spa, restaurants The Palm, Zanzibar Blue, bliss, and Founders, a Gourmet Food Court, The Sporting Club, an internet bank , a newsstand, Starbucks with Wi-Fi access, offices, a parking garage, and an auto detailing center. The top eight floors of the building are home to luxury hotel The Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue. For more information, visit THE BELLEVUE website at http://www.bellevuephiladelphia.com. The Bellevue (formerly The Bellevue Stratford) is managed and leased by PREIT-RUBIN, Inc., management affiliate of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. PREIT (NYSE: PEI), founded in 1960 and one of the first equity REITs in the U.S., has a primary investment focus on retail shopping malls and power centers (approximately 31.0 million square feet) located in the eastern United States. PREIT’s portfolio currently consists of 52 properties in 12 states. PREIT’s portfolio includes 35 shopping malls, 13 strip and power centers and four industrial properties. PREIT is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PREIT's website can be found at http://www.preit.com.

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