Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Unveils Art Bar

Now open at the newly redesigned Sonesta Philadelphia, Art Bar offers up art infused cocktails and small plates set in a fresh and contemporary space in the heart of Philadelphia’s financial district. Ideally located at 18th and Market streets, Art Bar at the Sonesta Philadelphia is a perfect location for locals and hotel guests alike to sip, dine, work or mingle. Serving up a unique, and upscale cocktail and dining experience, Art Bar incorporates the heavy influence of art that is paramount to the Sonesta brand. Executive Chef Rolph Bechtold creates and curates the selection of plates that include a palette of international cheeses or antipasti (served on dishes actually designed as paint palettes), lobster mac & cheese, crab cakes and Lancaster County beef sliders. Signature hand-crafted cocktails add color to the menu, with drinks such as The Grand Sonesta, Peachtini and a Godiva Martini.  An extensive list of beer, wine and spirits is also available. A work of art in itself, Art Bar is set in a bold, sleek and sophisticated setting. Modern décor is paired with communal tables, window seating and lounge areas creating an environment to work, entertain or simply unwind. The in-house Art Gallery within the Sonesta Philadelphia is also available for guests of Art Bar who enjoy a side of culture with their cocktails. In partnership with the Center for Emerging and Visuals Artists, the Art Gallery at Sonesta is home to a rotating exhibition of work by local artists. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and beverages are also available daily at Art Bar via the Lobby Café housed in the same space on the ground floor of the Sonesta.  

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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