Go back to the enewsletter The RitzCarlton Phil

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, a storied hotel on the Avenue of the Arts, has unveiled a yearlong, multi-million-dollar renewal project. Helmed by architect and interior designer, Wimberly Interiors, the updates to the hotel include all new guestrooms and meeting spaces, a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces along with a new restaurant, bar and lounge by Richard Sandoval.The iconic hotel, steeped in history, was originally built as a reproduction of the Pantheon when it opened in 1908 as The Girard Trust Company office building. The property-wide enhancements focus on the building and pays tribute to its rich past. The new design brings a fresh and sophisticated feel to the hotel while also telling a story through neutral colours, textures and materials inspired by money and currency, with pops of metallic, bronze and emerald green. Artwork and guest amenities reflect a distinct sense of place in the heart of Philadelphia.The new guestroom design features luxurious fabrics and furniture finishes in a neutral colour palette. Punctuations of green and blue along with notes of bronze and nickel layer a contemporary polish. The new guestrooms offer a distinct space for work and relaxation with a cohesive unit encompassing the desk and TV console which work together to create a flexible work and dining space for guests.The 2415 square metres of meeting spaces have been updated to reflect a seamless transition of neutral colours through each function room, with a nod to history through historic motifs from the building in the furniture details, with an updated clean aesthetic. The second and third levels of the hotel are pre-function rooms including 13 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups from 20 to 400 people. Even the original bank vault now serves as a function room. With a variety of layout options and room sizes, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia has flexibility to host everything from small C-level board meetings to cocktail fundraisers and holiday parties. The hotel features two ballrooms: a 285-square-metre petite ballroom and the 566-square-metre Grand Ballroom, located on the concourse level, which is the centrepiece of the hotel and can hold up to 600 people. The sky can be admired through the ballroom’s large crystal chandelier as guests look up into the ceiling, into the oculus and through the top of the rotunda in the lobby.Upon entering the building a large lounge area with comfortable seating is surrounded with two large crystal walls that fill the space with light. The original oculus, which used to host the bank tellers as they would pull the money through the center of the oculus from the vault directly below is still intact and covered by a glass wall which is now surrounded by a high-top bar.Located in the property’s iconic marble lobby is celebrity chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s newest endeavor, Aqimero. Hailed for his mastery of authentic Mexican cuisine and inspired restaurant concepts, Aqimero is the newest in a collection of critically acclaimed restaurants and will be heating up the food scene this year in the City of Brotherly Love. The wood-burning grill is the centrepiece of the new restaurant, with a menu focusing on sustainable seafood, steaks, ribs and poultry. Multiple sections for seating through the bar, lounge and main dining area offer comfortable places for large and small groups, and guests can catch a glimpse of the chefs in action preparing meals through the kitchen’s show window.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. The Huawei Mate 20 is about to get a software update to EMUI 9.1, which will bring with it a wealth of new features and general improvements.The news broke on Monday when Huawei announced its latest EMUI 9.1 update roadmap on Reddit. EMUI 9.1 debuted on the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro earlier this year.The release schedules the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, and the P20 Lite to get the update by the end of the week. EMUI 9.1 will then appear on the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, Nova 3i, P30 Lite, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 RS Porsche Design, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Y9 2019, Y6 Pro 2019, and Y5 2019 in July. Finally the ancient P10 and P10 Pro will get the update in August.Related: Best smartphone 2019EMUI 9.1 is a performance focused update that brings a few nifty features. These include support for Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 tech, which makes compatible games run faster, improved read/write speeds and battery optimisations Huawei claims will reduce power consumption by roughly 10%.The news follows widespread concerns about Huawei’s follow up to the Mate 20: the Huawei Mate 30. The Mate 30 was rumoured to be a key release for Huawei designed to take on Samsung’s, also currently fictional, Galaxy Note 10 flagship phablet. Speculation suggested the Mate 30 would have an upgraded camera setup based on the P30 Pro’s, a more powerful CPU and increased amount of RAM.But since the US-enforced executive order against Huawei it’s future has been in flux. The ban forced key companies, including Google, to cut ties with Huawei. This means future Huawei phones, like the Mate 30, won’t get an Android license – a move that will cut the handsets off from official software support from Google and key services including the Play Store.Huawei and Google have mounted appeals to try and reverse the ban. The Chinese giant is also rumoured to be working on an Android replacement codenamed Hongmeng, though official details about the OS are few and far between. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more