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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Hotel Contact:
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
United States
Main: (215) 523-8000
Email: Email Hotel Bradley Picana
Director of Sales & Marketing: Bradley Picana
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.1
Chain Marriott International
Opened 2000
Renovated 2008
Guest Rooms 299
Kings/Suites/Doubles 189 / 26 / 72
Room Rates High $259 Low $169
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 150
Max Group Size 200


Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax 15.2%
Sales Tax 7%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 6,241ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 25,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 25,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Philadelphia International Airport
20 min 8 miles (13 km)


Business center
high-speed Internet access
24-hour room service
butler service
baby-sitting service


Fitness center
Spa & Salon


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Onsite Dining: Capacity
10 Arts by Eric Ripert
Regional American
The Grill
The Vault

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $35 Cont. $25
Lunch Buffet $46 Plated $38
Dinner Buffet $80 Plated $100
Coffee Break $15
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Arden + Mellon Balcony N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 70 120 40 N/A N/A N/A
Arden Room 57 10.4 4 612 34 15 24 45 30 40 24 21 N/A N/A
Benjamin Franklin Room 42 8.1 N/A 450 26.6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 N/A N/A N/A
Betsy Ross Room 57 12.5 3 615 41 9 18 45 30 45 24 21 N/A N/A
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Property News
Real Estate Wrap: Residences at the Ritz-Carlton opens
Posted July 13, 2009
The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is officially open and marks a new life on the site of the fatal One Meridian Plaza blaze.

The $285 million, 48-story tower at 15th and Chestnut streets has 270 condos. The project was developed by the Arden Group of Philadelphia and Gencom Group of Miami, Fla.

The new tower sits on the site where an infamous fire erupted at One Meridian in 1991, killing three firefighters. The hulking remains of what was a 38-story office building weren't taken down until 1998 when litigation that bogged down the property was finally resolved. Another round of litigation between Arden and Mariner Commercial Properties of Ardmore, Pa., which owns an adjacent parcel, also delayed redevelopment. Arden had bought the site in 2000. Litigation between Arden and Mariner came to an end in 2006, allowing Arden to finally move forward with its high-end condo project. Units at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton run between $550,000 and $12 million.

In other developments:

* A Wachovia Bank building at 2227 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia traded for $4.4 million. The bank has a 20-year ground lease. The seller was a joint venture between Pineville Properties and Pintzuk Brown Realty Group, local developers involved in constructing bank branches throughout the region. The buyer was an undisclosed partnership. The Philadelphia office of Marcus & Millichap arranged the transaction along with Colliers Pinkard of Baltimore.

* A 1,240-square-foot office condo at 621 Swedesford Road in Malvern, Pa., sold for $200,000. The unit was sold by Daniel Rappucci, who was represented by Lieberman Earley & Co., to William R. and Nancy S. Thompson, who were represented by Long & Foster.

* Cohen Fluhr & Gonzalez leased 6,084 square feet in a seven-year deal at 1608 Walnut St. in Philadelphia. PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord while Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant.