Social media influencers from around the Philadelphia area convened once again at the rooftop pool at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square for their annual Insta-meet, a much-anticipated summer event that’s held in partnership with Visit Philly. The Sonesta Philly pool is a favorite spot for guests to unwind or get in a workout, but it also doubles as a chic event space with beautiful city views and food that has everyone going back for seconds.

Sonesta Philadelphia rooftop pool

A bar set up with Philadelphia city views in the background served wine, beer, and a signature cocktail as Instagrammers posted live Instagram Stories and photos to share with their thousands of followers.

Sonesta Hotels logo

The evening was hot and humid, and it wasn’t long before pool floats like Swanesta, Sonesta Philly’s swan mascot, became part of photo ops and pool party fun.

Philadelphia hotel pool

Photo credit: InvasionLife

fruit platter

To celebrate #NationalWatermelonDay, the food and beverage team put together a spread that had watermelon throughout, from watermelon margaritas, to a carved Instagram watermelon, cookies, and watermelon and feta skewers.


watermelon cookies

watermelon and feta

Other menu items included shrimp cocktail, sliders, Mediterranean dips and spreads, and plenty of cake for dessert. The menu was perfect for enjoying while mingling with old and new friends, looking for the best Instagram photo opportunities, and of course, to refuel after a swim for those who took the plunge.

shrimp cocktail

A night at the Sonesta Philly pool is something to add to your summer bucket list. While Summer 2017 feels like it’s flying by, there’s still time to visit Philadelphia and to soak up some sun at the rooftop pool. The Stay, Swim, and Splash package is available through Labor Day weekend and includes your stay, free parking, a free cocktail, and pool time.

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