Philadelphia rolls out red carpet for tourists

Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2013

NORTHERN IRELAND FOOD AND FLOWERS SERVED UP IN PHILADELPHIAThe holiday season is knocking at the door. Tourists are expected to fllod into the USA but certain cities are leaving anything to chance. They have already started hard- selling their attractions through lucrative offers. In the spirit of the season, Philadelphia hotels are offering a number of packages chock-full of special perks, including event tickets, breakfast and free hotel parking. One hotel, the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, is even giving away free stays to 1 out of every 10 lucky guests who book the special offer. All of the deals are perfect for those who want to enjoy the region’s holiday celebrations and festivities, including the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade.

Visit Philadelphia™, formerly known as Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the five-county area.

Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com
make to the list of the most-visited website network out of the 10 biggest U.S. cities. Visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Visit Philly social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into the Independence Visitor Center for additional information and tickets.

The schedule of events during The Holiday Season:
Elves and Eggnog
Hotels: Omni Hotel at Independence Park
Includes: 20% savings for two nights, breakfast, two eggnog cocktails, holiday turn-down
service with a seasonal treat, late check-out
Available: Through December 30, 2013
Book: (215) 925-0000, omnihotels.com/philadelphia
Winter Family Escape Package
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Includes: Up to four tickets to the Blue Cross RiverRink; $10 Dave & Buster’s Power Card; in-room movie each night; access to the indoor pool, board games and coloring books; free hotel self-parking

Available: November 29, 2013-March 2, 2014
Book: (215) 928-1234,pennslanding.hyatt.com
Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package™Hotels: 16 hotels
Includes: Gift at check-in, free hotel parking
Available: Ongoing
Book: visitphilly.com/overnight

New Year’s Eve & Day:
Strut Into the New Year Package
Hotels: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Includes: Two tickets to the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale family show, which comes with a meet-and-greet with Mummers and strut lesson
Available: December 25, 2013-January 5, 2014; must stay over New Year’s Eve
Book: Monaco, (215) 925-2111, monaco-philadelphia.com; Palomar, (215) 563-5006, hotelpalomar- philadelphia.com; use code STRUT

Golden Slipper Package
Hotel: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Includes: A bottle of champagne, two tickets to the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale, free hotel parking
Bonus: One in 10 people who book this package will find a pair of golden slippers in their
room—meaning their stay is free.
Available: December 31, 2013
Book: (215) 561-7500,sonesta.com/philadelphia

Mummers New Year’s Eve Package
Hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Includes: Two tickets to the Mummers Fancy Brigade family show, breakfast for two at hotel’s 13 Restaurant
Available: December 31, 2013
Book: (215) 625-2900, philadelphiamarriott.com

New Year’s Eve Package
Hotels: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Includes: Club-level accommodations, breakfast for two in hotel’s Taste Restaurant, free hotel parking
Available: December 31, 2013
Book: (215) 238-6000, sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com

New Year’s Eve Package
Hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
Includes: Room overlooking Broad Street, where the Mummers Parade takes place
Available: December 31, 2013-January 2, 2014 (must book both nights for access to hotel
during parade)
Book: (215) 893-1600, philadelphia.doubletree.com

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