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.
June 9, 2016 |
At Emily Sabalbaro's December nuptials at the Loews Hotel, two adorable ring bearers took part in the procession: Her 9-year-old nephew - and her 80-pound Great Pyrenees/border collie in a bow tie. Although Dempsey rejected the tux with tails Sabalbaro bought him, everything else went as planned. Their dog walker brought Dempsey to the ceremony, and Sabalbaro's brother-in-law took the dog down the aisle on a sleek black leather leash. "It was really important to us because we got Dempsey together as a couple and that was a big step for us," Sabalbaro said.
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.
October 31, 2015 |
Each meal served on Bank & Bourbon's rustic wooden tables features pristine place settings with bread plates that do not match. Like, at all. Nonetheless, the china patterns - one with tiny, blue flowers; another trimmed in gold; one with a single red robin at its center - are harmonious. The dishes complement one another in such a way that the tableware in the 18-month-old upscale restaurant at the Loews Hotel looks both traditional and eclectic. "The idea was for people to feel comfortable and cozy," said Jaimi Blackburn, Loews' director of public relations, who also happens to be the person who combs eBay for Bank & Bourbon's funky plates.
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.