Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2008
Business travelers in 2008 use a hotel differently than they did in prior years according to research conducted by Marriott International. As a result, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown has spent $6.3 million in modern renovations and technology upgrades to its lobby and restaurant to appeal to the needs of today's hotel guest.
The high-tech hotel Lobby (Reinvented) concept featured at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a bold new way of activating the public space with innovative design, state-of-the-art-technology, and creative food and beverage concepts catering to the 24/7 work patterns of today's traveler.
The Downtown Philadelphia hotel's restaurant, called "13," features timeless American classics with a contemporary twist.
According to Bill Walsh, General Manager, "The layout and design of our new lobby allowed us to transform our under-utilized public space into differentiated experiences and comfortable zones where guests want to linger for working, socializing or relaxing. We have three zones: Social, Individual, and At Your Service."
HOW THE LOBBY (REINVENTED) CONCEPT WORKS
The Lobby (Reinvented) Concept knocks down traditional architectural barriers in the hotel lobby; thereby creating zones.
The "Individual Zone" is uniquely purposed to serve as a place of refuge and solitude. The renovated hotel lobby allows guests can indulge in work, recreation, or relaxation without being disturbed. The staging is upscale and residential - guests are surrounded with well-designed furniture, current newspapers and magazines, and other activities. Whether in search of secluded comfort or productivity, guests of this modern business hotel in Philadelphia will be able to enjoy current periodicals and wireless connectivity for their business or recreational activities.
The "Social Business Zone" enables groups of business travelers to relax in a lounge atmosphere, offering intimate tables for two where guests can converse with a glass of wine or gourmet treat, as well as other areas for impromptu meetings or breakout discussions. Throughout the day, the changing menu of food and beverages is complemented with a change in music and lighting.
The "At Your Service Zone" welcomes guests of this modern Philadelphia Marriott hotel throughout the day with a well-orchestrated choice of personalized, high-touch and efficient high-tech services. The one-stop service experience includes access to a personal assistant as well as a retail area that caters to guests' personal and business needs.
The concept renovation of the Downtown Philadelphia business hotel's Lobby (Reinvented) took a total of 4.5 months at a cost of $6.3 million dollars.
ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, this Center City hotel exceeds the expectations of both business and leisure travelers. Business guests will enjoy the modern hotel in Downtown Philadelphia's close proximity to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and vacationers can take in the sights of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell located within eight blocks. A collection of Philadelphia's finest restaurants are located on-site or within walking distance of the hotel in addition to the city's best shopping and entertainment venues. This business hotel in downtown Philadelphia, PA is easy to reach by any mode of transportation. Ideal for commuters, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is just one mile from the 30th Street Train Station and nine miles from Philadelphia International Airport. In addition to the desirable location, the hotel offers a variety of venues for wedding receptions, meetings, and conferences.
For more information about the newly renovated Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, visit: http://www.philadelphiamarriott.com.
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