Since the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened, downtown hotel rooms have doubled in number, while hospitality, leisure, and entertainment employment growth outpaced the region and nation.
After two big events in Philadelphia last weekend, the NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional and the ASICS Northeast Qualifier Volleyball tournament, Center City hotels experienced record-breaking occupancy over Easter Weekend, topping out at 95 percent.
While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the Art Museum's steps or of a cheesesteak in South Philly will generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, stroll around the historic district.
Teenage girls from all over the country are in Philadelphia for a qualifying volleyball tournament. The sound of more than 470 teams playing volleyball on 68 court inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center was deafening. The girls compete March 18-20 and again March 25-27.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston among Wizard World Guests, June 4-5
This is the only 2016 appearance for Hiddleston as Marvel Universe standouts Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo also are scheduled to appear at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Democratic National Committee is coming to the City of Brotherly Love for its nominating convention (July 25-28), which is already shaping up to be more interesting than many pundits thought it would be. Special events will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Booking efforts by Philadelphia convention leaders last year set the city and the region up for an estimated $1 billion in economic impact in future years. About 75 percent of the business is related to events at the Pa. Convention Center.
More than 700 cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are on exhibit at the 115th Philadelphia Auto Show in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The vehicles are expected to bring more than 250,000 people to the Center.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center will save up to $550,000 through 2018 under a new electricity supplier agreement with Constellation Inc. to power the 2-million-square foot facility and to use 25 percent renewable energy.
Julie Coker Graham has been appointed president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the chief marketing agency of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, following the retirement of hospitality veteran Jack Ferguson.