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(Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association testifies before City Council about taxicab access for handicapped people.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For Handicapped

But members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.

02/25/2014

(The Four Seasons hotel at 18th and the Parkway.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Upscale Logan Circle Hotel Looking For A New Brand Name

What will happen to the current Four Seasons location, at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when the hotel moves to its new location atop the Comcast Tech Center in 2017?

01/16/2014

(The Inn at Penn, in West Philadelphia, has offered rooms to a group of German high school students whose tour operator went bankrupt.   File photo provided)

Philly’s Tourism Industry Comes Through For Stranded German Students

A group of students from Germany, in this country to learn about US history, has gotten an unexpected lesson about Philadelphia hospitality after their tour operator suddenly went bankrupt.

09/20/2013

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Pennsylvania Convention Center Bookings Way Down For 2014-2016

And it seems that long-running labor issues are the key concern.

05/21/2013

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Needs More Hotels Near Convention Center, Marketers Say

“Convention planners prefer not to have their attendees spread out,” explains the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

01/29/2013

(Tourists flock to Independence Mall in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Hotel Operators Get Behind Proposed Hike in City’s Hotel Tax

“We all sat down at the table and have come to an agreement,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

12/12/2012

(A Holiday Inn at 4th and Arch Streets in Old City Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Hotel Owners Change Stance On Hotel Tax Hike

Hotel managers and owners in Philadelphia have done an about-face and now say they oppose a plan to raise the city’s hotel tax.

12/06/2012

(A room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Proposed Hike In Philadelphia Hotel Tax Would Go To Promoting Tourism

The proposal would raise the “hospitality promotion tax” in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.

11/29/2012

(The Holiday Inn in Ft. Washington, Pa.   File photo provided)

Hurricane Sandy’s Effects Make Bust, Then Boom, For Area Hotels

Once its power and phone service were restored, the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, Pa. saw an increase in business.

11/02/2012

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Possible Positive Economic Impact From Made In America

The true economic impact of the Made In America concert won’t be known for a few weeks, but the concert is already proving profitable for hotels in the city.

09/01/2012

file photo of Jay-Z (credit: Jason Squires/Getty Images)

Jay-Z’s Music Festival Will Have Minimal Impact On Center City Hotel Bookings

It’s a little more than six weeks before Jay-Z’s “Made in America” two-day music festival arrives in Philadelphia. Huge crowds are expected, but hotels in Center City are not expecting to benefit much.

07/19/2012

Philadelphia Hotel Operators Upset About Slowing Pace Of Bookings

Hotel operators in Philadelphia say the pace of bookings is slowing, and they blame labor issues at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

06/11/2012

(credit: John Shearer/Getty Images for W Hotel)

W Hotel Could Be In Philadelphia’s Future

Katie Martin with the Mayor’s Communication Office confirmed on Thursday that there is talk of a W Hotel coming to the city.

05/03/2012

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Brandywine Area Hotels Toot Own Horn

A group representing some suburban hotels is beginning an ad campaign to lure guests away from Center City.

02/07/2011

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