November 6, 1990 |
A rich tradition came to Philadelphia yesterday as the Ritz-Carlton cut the ribbon for its 290-room hotel at Liberty Place. Mayor Goode, District Attorney Ronald D. Castille and Liberty Place developer Willard G. Rouse 3d were to join the festivities. Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton is the 17th hotel for the Atlanta-based company, which also recently opened in Pentagon City, Va.; St. Louis; Marina del Rey, Calif., and Sydney, Australia. The luxury hotel offers oversize marble baths, twice-daily maid service, round-the-clock room service and a 7,500-square-foot ballroom.
August 12, 2004 |
Rowan University is still waiting for about 30 upperclass students to say whether they want to live in a hotel (complete with maid service), a campus dorm, or housing they find on their own until new housing for 320 students is ready. The choices were given last month to the seniors and juniors who registered to live in the apartments, on Route 322 at the western end of the Glassboro campus. The university determined that the townhouse apartments would not be ready when classes begin Sept.
March 27, 1990 |
When an upper-middle-class family falls on hard times, one of the first frills to be cut is maid service, according to Streets Commissioner Alexander "Pete" Hoskins. "They start cleaning up themselves," Hoskins said in an interview. "It's only the upper-middle class and above who can afford to bring in somebody to clean their houses, and when things get tough, the first thing to go is the maid. " Philadelphia's days in the upper-middle class, if ever they existed, are long since gone, but the city has never given up the luxury of maid service, at least in some areas, Hoskins said.
May 16, 1988 |
After nearly 30 years in the Army, Tony DiCaprio will soon be looking for a new line of work. He isn't sure what he'll do. But he knows one thing: "I've been working for Uncle Sam or somebody all my life. I'm going to work for myself. " So it was that Col. DiCaprio found himself at the World of Franchising Exposition during the weekend at the Valley Forge Convention Center. The two- day fair attracted hundreds of American dreamers with TV ads that cried, "Put direction into your life by becoming your own boss.
August 15, 1988 |
John Zaccaro Jr., convicted of selling cocaine, is doing his time with style - and with maid service. Instead of serving four months hard time behind bars, the son of former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is living in a $1,500-a-month luxury apartment, officials say. It comes complete with a maid to change the linens, tasteful new furnishings, cable TV and a fully equipped modern kitchen. State's attorney John Quinn, who prosecuted Zaccaro, 24, in Rutland last April, was not impressed.
February 28, 2016
Not long ago, vacation rentals were the mainstay of beach and ski vacations, when the family loaded up the car with linens and groceries in addition to suitcases and boogie boards (or skis) and moved in for the week. If you were going anywhere else, however, choices were limited to conventional hotels and motels. The advent of online booking sites such as VRBO, Homeaway, and Airbnb has made vacation rentals available virtually everywhere. Apartments in Paris, oceanfront villas in the South Pacific, and cottages in New Zealand can all be found and booked simply by surfing the 'Net.
January 31, 2013 |
Every girl may dream of growing up to wear a long gown and pose for pictures at the foot of a curving staircase. C. Patricia Chadwick Bruder was able to do that. Every girl also may dream of being able to throw a party for 50 at the drop of a hat, with shrimp, cocktails, and liveried waiters. Mrs. Chadwick Bruder did that, too. But, despite these trappings of royalty, Mrs. Chadwick Bruder knew how lucky she was to live and raise a family in Philadelphia's most regal hotels - the Bellevue Stratford and the Benjamin Franklin.
March 19, 2004 |
It used to be Mickey Rooney's Tabas Hotel, a jazzy, resort-style place with a nightclub that featured the likes of Frankie Avalon and Robert Goulet. These days, the newly converted Ashbridge Manor offers rental apartments and caters to a possibly less flashy crowd: independent, over-55 adults who seek the company of their peers; the luxury of on-site meal service and housekeeping; and recreational amenities to help keep them active and fit. "I made a deposit the day I saw it," said Pat Jones, 79, who moved to the complex in September.
April 17, 2016 |
Bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Happy Valley, the just-concluded fifth-annual IST Startup Week at Pennsylvania State University has been stoking students' entrepreneurial spirit with talent talks from the likes of Reddit, Politico, Stealth Startup, and Twitch execs. But no University Park visitor this week was hotter than Dan Kan, 29, the COO of Cruise Automation, the autonomous-driving-technology company. Spawned less than three years ago in San Francisco and first seen as a David in the robotic-driving arena where Goliaths such as Google are now roaring, Cruise caught notice with its promise of the first "aftermarket" add-on system that could take over control of a car on the highway.
October 8, 1989 |
Though Robert C. Martin retired and left his home of 26 years in Cherry Hill two years ago, he still keeps his appointment calendar filled. Martin, 68, lives in a continuing-care retirement community in Medford, where he eats dinner with friends in a country-clublike formal dining room, enjoys maid service and - most important of all, he says - counts on full health care until he dies. And he doesn't have a lot of time on his hands. He often has to juggle many activities at the Medford Leas community.