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May 4, 1998 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 9, 2004 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 12, 2001 | By Inga Saffron INQUIRER ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 10, 2004 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
NEWS
June 6, 1997 | By Thomas Ferrick Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | By Jane M. Von Bergen and Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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)
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October 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
May 25, 2008 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Say "Manolo Blahniks" in City Hall, and I'm sure most pols would ask how much the firm gave to the campaign. Not Mayor Nutter . Everyone knows he likes his gritty entertainments, which was evident when he hosted a screening of the finale of the HBO series The Wire in March. But Hizzoner will show his . . . shall we say . . . estrogenic side Tuesday when he will be front and center at an invitation-only sneak preview of the Sex and the City movie at the Ritz Five in Society Hill, arranged by New Line Cinema and publicists Terry Hines & Associates.
NEWS
February 10, 2004 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 9, 2004 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 12, 2001 | By Inga Saffron INQUIRER ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | By Jane M. Von Bergen and Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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)
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2000 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Out of a dozen hotels recently opened or under construction in Center City, what arguably is the most important of them all checked in its first guests this week. The opening of the Loews Philadelphia, a striking conversion of the landmark PSFS Bank Building into a 583-room hotel, marks the end of more than five years of dreaming and planning, and two years of construction. The $115 million project adds what city officials and others say is a second, badly needed major convention-oriented hotel.
NEWS
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.
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