Hotel Manager Recognized with Key to the City!

The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia is pleased to have Fran Nachman honored by Where Magazine and Philadelphia-based jewelry maker LAGOS with a “Key to the City” award.  Ms. Nachman who is lead concierge at the hotel, received the award for expansive knowledge of the city and her many relationships that she has developed in the industry while holding her position at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia. “Fran is a great asset to our front office team. We are able to better serve our guests with the knowledge she provides, and her friendly and welcoming face warms our lobby,” said Ellen Archibald, Front Office Manager of the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia. The “Key to the City” awards are held annually.  The fifth annual “Key to the City” award was given at a special reception at the Hotel Monaco on November 20th. The award honors the hospitality leader who best embodies the spirit of Philadelphia and goes above and beyond the call of duty on a day-to-day basis.  The winner is chosen by a select committee of hospitality professionals from visitor-frequented businesses and attractions.

The all new Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is located in Center City at the corner of 18th and Market just outside the Square, within walking distance of the business district and many popular downtown Philadelphia attractions. All 439 new well-appointed guest rooms’ offer luxurious bedding, high speed wireless internet access, and views of downtown Philadelphia. The hotel features a seasonal roof top swimming pool with panoramic views of the city, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. With 16,000 square feet of meeting space, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square easily accommodates meetings and events. The hotel offers a spectacular downtown location just 8 miles from Philadelphia (PHL) International Airport. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby historic attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Philadelphia and the hotel’s downtown neighborhood have to offer.

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