Whats New in IC?

Everything you need to know about whats been going on this in IC this April:

Rooms at The Rittenhouse Hotel Renovated This Spring

The Rittenhouse Hotel

The Rittenhouse hotel is on the last leg of a multi-million dollars’ worth of renovations that began in 2012 when Hersha Hospitality Trust purchased the hotel.

The completion of the long-term renovation, broken our into phases over the years, could potentially separate it from competition as Philadelphia gets more hotel rooms.

Renovations worth upwards or $10 million are underway for the 118-room luxury hotel that first opened in 1989.  The final round of updates involves a complete redesign of 96 rooms – new furnishings, design elements and technology, among others.

The Envoy Hotel Featured in Thirsty Magazine

The Envoy Hotel

Bahston ain’t Nu Yawk. We all know that. One roots for Brady, the other…honestly, I don’t know anything about sports. Regardless, there is one similarity – both cities are under full construction and have fantastic spots to dine, drink, see and stay.

Boston is currently redeveloping the once-gritty, now-trendy Seaport District – or shall we say “Innovation District” – by building sky-high housing and hotels like Marriott’s latest Autograph concept, The Envoy Hotel. Believe it or not, this 136-room, polished hotel overlooking Fort Point Channel in Boston Harbor used to be a crummy parking lot just over two years ago. #FunFact

Skift News Features Hotel 48Lex

Hotel 48Lex

At Hotel 48Lex in New York, so-called gallery hosts use two laptop computers to check in guests and encode keys for the 116-room property, part of the Independent Collection.

Arriving guests don’t see hosts behind the barrier of a desk. The hosts are instead fully visible. Their Lenovo ThinkPads rest on a short podium.

Salt Wood Named Best Restaurant in Marina by Monterey County Weekly

Sanctuary Beach Resort

Monterey County Weekly named Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette at The Sanctuary Beach Resort the best restaurant in Marina, CA.

Lacroix’s New Tasting Featured on Philly.com

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Asparagus done 7 ways at Lacroix – Check out Philly.com’s feature on Lacroix’s new seasonal ingredient focused tasting.