All you need to know about Philadelphia

Described previously as ‘the elegant but rather jaded great lady’ of America, in recent years Philadelphia has rebirthed into a modern and prosperous location which still grips the foundations of its historic past. Despite its bustling city nature, it holds many characteristics of a small town as its quiet pace of life welcomes visitors with open arms. Business travel to this beautiful American city is favoured and fuelled by the area's economic importance and increasingly urban character. The city has seen an influx of service businesses being attracted to the area after a growth in this sector began to boom. If you are travelling for a corporate trip, there is no better place to stay than in one of the best serviced apartments in Philadelphia – which you’ll find in our vast portfolio.

Why choose a SilverDoor Philadelphia apartment?

With a trusted reputation in the serviced apartment industry, proven by our 4.9 trust pilot rating, you can be certain when coming to us that you will receive both quality service and excellent accommodation. We arrange accommodation for thousands of business clients around the world and our dedicated client support team are here to care for you from enquiry to check-out. When booking a Philadelphia corporate apartment with us, we provide:

·         Flexible stay options. We accommodate both long and short stay business travellers, whether you are in town for a short business convention or looking to relocate to a new place for work and need somewhere to stay in the meantime, our apartments are the perfect space for both lengths of stay.

·         Value for money. The serviced apartments Philadelphia has to offer are the ideal option for the corporate traveller. The addition of a fully-equipped kitchen is great for saving money on your trips as it eliminates money spent on meals out. Many of our apartments also have a washer and dryer, so you do not have to worry about dry cleaning costs while you are away. For those looking to stay for a longer duration, you can also benefit from a tax break so the nightly rate reduces, allowing you to save further in the long run.

What is a serviced apartment?

It is clear that corporate housing in Philadelphia is the best suited accommodation type for the needs and requirements that a business traveller has on their trip. With convenient features that make life away from the working day stress-free and easy and the apartments providing all the home comforts, you really get the best of both worlds. The benefits of a Philadelphia serviced apartment are as follows:

·         Spacious and private rooms. Unlike a hotel room where all facilities are cramped into one room, the furnished apartments Philadelphia has to offer cannot be beaten on space. With separate areas for living, eating and sleeping, you have a plethora of space to unwind and settle into. Additionally, you can avoid the usual interruptions you find in a hotel, ensuring you can work and sleep peacefully in the privacy of your own accommodation.

·         Luxury and personalised additions. Each of our clients have unique, specific requirements when they are looking for Philadelphia corporate housing. Whether this is personalised housekeeping arrangements which occur at a certain time or an on-site gym for easy and convenient work outs, we aim to match each requirement. Lots of our apartments have added luxuries such as spas, swimming pools and concierge services; just ask what you require and we will do our best to deliver.

What do I need to know about staying in Philadelphia?

When visiting the rich historic city of Philadelphia it is essential to make sure you plan your stay to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Below are our top tips to keep mind when visiting:

Transport

Philadelphia has a strong public transport system as the Southeaster Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) serves the city alongside travel around surrounding counties. The train, subway, trolley and bus lines are an easy and affordable way for business travellers to explore the wonders of Philadelphia. If you are only staying for a short duration we recommend the one-day pass which offers unlimited SEPTA rides ($13 per person), allowing you the freedom to discover what Philadelphia has to offer in one action-packed day. SEPTA Key cards are advised if you are planning on frequently travelling public transport throughout your stay.

Weather

The weather in Philadelphia varies greatly as it experiences a humid continental climate with hot, heavy summers (especially in July as temperatures reach 32 degrees) and cold winters, where the average temperature can hit as low as -2 degrees in January. Expect snow days if visiting in January or February as Philadelphia averages 13 inches of snow per year.

Cuisine

There are some iconic Philadelphian foods which you cannot miss on your business trip. From soft pretzels to hoagies, Philadelphia pride themselves on their unique and defining food offerings. Without a doubt, their most famous and popular dish, the Philly Cheesesteak, is a distinguished delicacy all should sample while visiting.

What else is Philadelphia known for?

Liberty Bell

A trip to Philadelphia is not complete without a visit to the famous Liberty Bell, a crucial part of American culture which stands as a symbol for American independence. To truly educate yourself on America’s history, the Independence National Historic Park is a must-visit, where you will find the Liberty Bell alongside exhibits and presentations regarding its background.

One Liberty Observation Deck

If you are rushed for time and don’t have time to see all of Philadelphia’s landmarks individually, travelling up 57 floors to the observation deck allows for a panoramic view of all that the city has to offer. With spectacular, breath-taking views of all the iconic sights, this is an unmissable experience to make the most out of your Philadelphian business trip.

Sunset harbour cruise

The perfect activity to end a long working day in Philadelphia, glide down the Delaware River on the sunset cruise to observe the glimmering skyline surrounding you. With varying routes available, you are usually able to spot landmarks such as Camden Waterfront and Ben Franklin Bridge on your journey. Also on offer are dinner cruises, offering live music and dancing under the stars to leave you with an unforgettable night.