As New Yorker’s we decided to seek a different experience for New Year’s Eve at Loews, so we rented a car and went to our neighboring city Philadelphia “Philly” known for its cheese steak sandwich (we shall try this next time).
After carefully searching and wanting to experience the best, centrally located hotel, decided to book our stay at Loews. Upon entering the hotel, the check in desk is not directly in front of you, instead it is to the left and around a corner, also there is no sign indicating the check in area (at least we didn’t see one) !!!
We were greeted warmly and cheerfully both by the doormen and by the team members at the reception. We were unable to receive the King suite we originally wanted instead were given a Double Bed due to no availability 🙁 Disappointed but not surprised because of New Year’s eve.
Tired from the drive from NYC to Philly, we couldn’t wait to get to the room and relax as we had a long night ahead of us.
The Hall way was nice and clean, upon entering we were surprised to see complimentary sweets and Bottle of Fiji water due to the inconvenience. It was a nice touch but as we entered into the room, the view made up for everything. We were staying at the 30th floor and the view was spectacular.
As I mention, main reason for choosing Loews Philadelphia was because of its central location, glad we did !!! When we left, we observed people looking for taxi left and right and the cold freezing weather did not help at all. We had a Friend who decided to take us to a special Restaurant for New Year’s Eve occasion. The Restaurant we went to was : Leziz Turkish Cuisine. The Restaurant was within walking distance to Lowes and a Must try. It’s Hidden Gem !!!
After our delicious meal, we enjoyed our walk to the Hotel. We were able to experience some amazing history of this great nation and really observe where it all began. The Liberty Bell, The First Postal office, walk the streets where the Forefather of US Constitution walked once, be able to experience this was really mind boggling.
We ended the night, said goodbye to our friend and enjoyed a great night sleep on this nice comfortable bed. We woke up and decided to order Room Service and experience the Bed & Breakfast at Loews. The Breakfast was just mouth watering and with that great view of the city made it even more enjoyable :-p
Fully satisfied, we now head out to some sightseeing that Philadelphia is famous for !!!
After Hours of sightseeing, actually running the Rocky Stairs back and forth, we became very hungry and decided to go visit Bahama Breeze !!! It was truly a wonderful experience while celebrating New Year (2014) here in the heart of Philadelphia. We were tempted to try out the Minibar, especially the snacks but we were fully stuffed with amazing food we had here in Philly. May All of you have a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Share this with your family and friends. – Adnan & Samia 🙂