Sonesta Philadelphia, an Art Hotel in an Art City

While Philadelphia might be best known for its place in American history, many don’t know that it is a world-class art city. It seems there’s art everywhere in Philly, and Sonesta Philadelphia, an art hotel, was the first stop on a recent tour of just some of Philadelphia’s art scene.

The first piece of stunning artwork you might see is the mural on the building, part of Mural Arts Philadelphia. Once inside the hotel, you can browse the hotel’s art collection, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

Philadelphia Mural

You can even hold your next meeting or event in the Warhol Room, which features original works by iconic artist Andy Warhol.

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Continuing your Philadelphia art walk is as easy as walking out the hotel’s doors and heading a few blocks over to Rittenhouse Square, which is a work of art in itself, and features sculptures, a fountain, landscape art, and plenty of green space for relaxing.

Rittenhouse Square

Also within walking distance of Sonesta Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which contains a renowned collection of art from around the world and from many different periods in art history.

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Famous works by Degas and Monet grace one floor, while collections of South Asian art and Art of the Middle Ages fill other rooms in the museum’s grand space. There is truly something for all to see, regardless of the type of art you enjoy the most.

Degas

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Rotating exhibits such as the stunning wildlife photography in Wild, by Michael Nichols, which goes through September 17, cycle fresh works into the museum, giving reason to visit again and again to see what’s new.

And through September 4, there’s even something for the younger art aficionados in your life.

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Art Splash provides an opportunity for kids to learn about art and to make their own; grown ups are welcome to participate too!

Once you leave the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to the Rodin Museum; the entry fee into one includes access to both. Beautiful gardens and impressive, life-like sculptures at the museum, which is the only dedicated Rodin Museum outside of France, will make you feel as though you’ve gone for a stroll in Paris for the afternoon.

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Art in Philly isn’t just reserved for museums and beautiful outdoor spaces; if you depart the City of Brotherly Love by plane, be sure to set aside some time to browse Philadelphia Airport Art, which is displayed throughout the airport and makes waiting for your flight a lot more interesting.

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If you want a getaway that’s both fun and full of culture, Philadelphia is a perfect option, and Sonesta Philadelphia is the place to stay. Get there before the end of summer, and enjoy the Philly skyline from the comfort of the rooftop pool with the Stay, Swim, and Splash package.

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