May 4, 1998 |
After several months of worry, city officials say they are now confident that transformation of the former PSFS building into a Loews hotel will begin this summer. If construction starts this summer, the 600-room hotel will open in early spring 2000, city and convention officials said - just in time to help meet what they hope will be a huge demand for rooms from either the Democratic or Republican national convention. The political parties will decide later this year where they'll convene in the summer of 2000.
February 9, 2004 |
At least 60 people became ill and had to be taken to hospitals because of food poisoning during a conference at the Loews Hotel in Center City over the weekend. The guests were attending a Cendant Mortgage conference, which started at the Market Street hotel on Thursday and continued through yesterday, said Paris Couturiaux, Cendant vice president of human relations. He said the gathering was a national sales conference with more than 500 Cendant employees from across the nation.
August 6, 2009
Mixed martial arts fan Shane Victorino popped into a makeshift workout room at the Loews Hotel yesterday to watch fighters preparing for Saturday night's UFC 101 event. The Phillies centerfielder gave a Philly welcome to B.J. Penn, a fellow shaved-head Hawaiian who will defend the UFC lightweight title. UFC is hot in Hawaii, Victorino said. "We have these hot-blooded Hawaiians. I'd say this has become the No. 1 sport there. " Asked which teammate he'd best match up with in the UFC Octagon, the 185-pound Victorino chose 170-pounder Jimmy Rollins.
November 10, 1999
It's cold, it's windy, it's New Year's Day, and we'd like to watch the Mummers but . . . the kids' noses are running, getting downtown is a hassle, the sidewalk is littered with beer cans and . . . Sure, back in the good ol' days the Mummers were very near a religious rite and everyone toughed it out, but now there are suburbs and big-screen TVs and fewer natives in the South Philly neighborhoods. So the Mummers acknowledged reality last week when they voted to move the parade from Broad Street to Market Street.
July 12, 2001 |
Philadelphia's landmark of modernist architecture, the PSFS building, underwent an extensive interior renovation a few years ago when it was converted to a Loews hotel. Now the skyscraper is undergoing a second overhaul to clean up its exterior. The famous tower is once again imprisoned in scaffolding, but this time its owner is repairing the polished granite panels that curve sensuously around the building's corner at 12th and Market Streets. The panels are being trucked in groups of 14 up to Conshohocken for repairs at Dan Lepore & Sons' masonry yard.
April 6, 2000
Normally, businessmen in gray suits don't wax enthusiastic while hanging around in a hotel lobby. But two days into it, Jonathan M. Tisch was eager to talk about this lobby. And why not? His company, Loews Hotel, was unveiling to the world how splendidly it has turned a Center City landmark, the PSFS building, into a 583-room luxury hotel. Philadelphians should share the Loews president's excitement. Carefully, creatively playing off the famous building's original 1932 design scheme, Mr. Tisch's company has created a hotel unlike any other in this city.
February 10, 2004 |
An outbreak of stomach illness at the Loews Hotel, one of the city's premier tourist and conference stops, started earlier than first reported and may have infected at least 80 people. At least two separate groups of conventioneers were affected, and city health officials were looking yesterday for a link, such as contaminated food or water. Health officials said they were investigating an outbreak in a group of about 500 people that sent 69 people to city hospitals with gastrointestinal symptoms and that sickened at least 13 in another group.
October 10, 2014 |
ANNA MARIE Perkins-Bottoms had a number of jobs in her working career, but among the most satisfying was working with autistic children at the Wood Services School. "She loved that job," said her cousin Estelle Matthews. "She would say, 'Those kids are normal; we're special people.' "She really loved those kids. They are so loving, kind and generous, she would say. It was more than a job to her. She said she learned a lot from those children. " Anna Marie, who also worked with homeless people at the RHD Ridge Shelter, at the Postal Service's main office at 30th and Market streets, and in retail, died Sept.
June 6, 1997 |
All of a sudden, Market Street East is jumpin'. In quick succession yesterday, details for a number of projects emerged that promise to enliven the block, create jobs and rescue the derelict Reading Terminal Headhouse. The first two pieces were announced by Mayor Rendell. At a news conference inside the historic headhouse at 12th and Market Streets, he welcomed the Hard Rock Cafe as its first tenant. The London-based chain plans to open one of its popular theme restaurants on the ground floor.
June 9, 2000 |
Virginia made out great - sharing prime hotel real estate with George W. Bush. Michigan, which John McCain carried in the primaries, wound up in a Holiday Inn on City Avenue. And Utah? Well, with only five electoral votes, it didn't have much chance of moving closer than Mount Laurel. The Republican leadership has finally decided which delegations will stay in which hotels during the national convention, a perplexing puzzle that marries the practical (what size delegation fits in which hotel)