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The Rittenhouse



Discover The Most Historic Philadelphia Hotel, A Home with History. The Rittenhouse’s home has had many incarnations. The square on which the hotel is located was named after celebrated Philadelphian David Rittenhouse. Its modern layout was completed in 1913 to the design of Beaux-Arts architect Paul Cret. At the turn of the 20th century, there was a mansion where this historic Philadelphia hotel now stands.

Living there were A.J. and Lois Buchanan Cassatt. A.J. was president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and masterminded its extension to New York City, including the once magnificent Penn Station's construction. Lois was a strong presence in the city’s social scene. A.J.’s sister Mary was a renowned painter and printmaker who traveled to France and had work selected and exhibited by the Paris Salon of 1868. In recognition of her remarkable story, Mary is the lounge's namesake, renowned the world over for its exceptional Afternoon Tea.

The Rittenhouse hotel history richened when the Cassatt family sold the property to the Episcopal Church of Pennsylvania, and the Church made its headquarters onsite. The Academy of Notre Dame was also established here. Among the generations of Philadelphia’s young boys and girls educated at the Academy were Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, prominent members of America’s most famous acting dynasty. In the late 1960s, architect Donald Reiff drew up the design of the current building. He angled it to provide stunning views of the Square and the city for the maximum number of guests. Construction began in the early 1970s, and the property eventually opened to guests in 1989, standing as one of the most historic hotels in Philadelphia. Some of the hotel’s original design is reflected in today’s layout, but there have been a few striking and important upgrades along the way.

Home to Philadelphia’s Victorian aristocracy during the 19th century, Rittenhouse Square attracts today’s gentry with its stately oaks, outdoor markets, and The Rittenhouse Hotel. Fresh flowers and art books adorn the newly renovated, generously sized 118 rooms and suites; families are treated to in-room movies with popcorn and other amenities while using the health club (including the pool, steam, and sauna) are always complimentary. Linger over the seasonal progressive cuisine at Lacroix restaurant; afternoon tea is a Center City event. Get around the city with the hotel’s complimentary chauffeured Jaguar.

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Rooms and Suites at The Rittenhouse

Junior Suite ( 600ft2 )

The newly renovated Junior Suite offers tasteful contemporary furnishings and integrated technology that is exceptional in every way. With expansive v...

Studio Suite ( 700ft2 )

The newly redesigned Studio Suite offers tasteful contemporary furnishings and integrated technology that is exceptional in every way. With views over...

From 534 USD

Executive Suite ( 1200ft2 )

Boasting 1,200 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort, The Executive Suite offers a true guest-in-residence experience, marrying refined design wit...

Luxury Suite Park View ( 850ft2 )

Luxury King Suite Park View-Averaging 850 SQ FT, this layout features a living area and sleeping area that is sectioned off by a set of doors to provi...

From 4,521 USD

Premier Park Suite ( 1300ft2 )

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square Park, the Premier Park Suite boasts 1,300 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. The Park Suites offer a true guest...

From 1,684 USD

1 Bedroom Park Suite ( 950ft2 )

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square Park, the Park One Bedroom Suite boasts 950 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. The Park Suites offer a true gue...

From 441 USD

Deluxe City View Room ( 600ft2 )

Enjoy scenic views of Philadelphia when you reserve a Deluxe City View guest room. Measuring 600 square feet, the Deluxe City View rooms offer separat...

From 3,079 USD

2 Bedroom Chairman Suite ( 1200ft2 )

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square Park in Center City, Philadelphia, this luxury suite boasts 1,200 square feet of supreme, spacious comfort. The Chairma...

From 5,056 USD

The Rittenhouse Suite ( 1700ft2 )

The Rittenhouse Suite offers breathtaking views of Rittenhouse Square Park and boasts over 1,700 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. This brand...

From 708 USD

Luxury 1 Bedroom Suite ( 900ft2 )

The newly renovated Luxury One Bedroom Suites average 900 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. This suite offers a true guest-in-residence exper...

Executive Room ( 500ft2 )

The Luxury Executive King Guest Rooms offer tasteful contemporary furnishings and integrated technology that is exceptional in every way. With views o...

From 5,637 USD

Presidential Suite ( 1400ft2 )

The Rittenhouse Presidential Suite caters to the needs of the most distinguished clientele on a journey through or to Philadelphia. In its view of Rit...

Luxury Suite City View ( 650ft2 )

Enjoy scenic views of Philadelphia's Center City when you reserve the Luxury King City View Suite. Measuring 650 square feet of superior luxury and co...

Luxury City View Room ( 500ft2 )

Enjoy scenic views of Center City when you request a Luxury King City View guest room. Averaging 500 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort, the Ki...

Luxury Park View Room ( 500ft2 )

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the Luxury King Park View guest room’s average 500 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. All King Park View rooms...

From 495 USD

Superior Park View ( 500ft2 )

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the Superior Park View guest room’s average 500 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort. All Superior Park View room...

From 2,277 USD

Cassatt Suite ( 1200ft2 )

Boasting 1,200 square feet of supreme luxury and comfort, The Cassatt Suite offers a true guest-in-residence experience, marrying refined design with...

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