Posted by: albfor | October 13, 2012

Oct 11, 2012 Hotel Monaco Philadelphia’s grand opening dedication ceremony


5TH & CHESTNUT STREET.  Fantastic grand opening ceremony of the Hotel Monaco a beautiful building with mucho historic value in history, views and feeling.  Stunning with all the activity, visual architectural and lifestyle “Eye candy”  the staff and help are like friends and family.


2012 Hotel Monaco  |  grand opening dedication ceremony

Nestled high in the sky there’s a sanctuary, 11 stories above Independence Mall, the STRATUS ROOFTOP LOUNGE.  This Lounge offers vistas to a seldom seen Philadelphia with the bey doors open a person gets the urge to try and touch the sky.


STRATUS ROOFTOP LOUNGE  | Kristen Reid (server), Bess Gulliver (Mixologist)

You get the feeling of sky, birds feathers and flying when you step out onto the large outdoor patio (inlaid with distressed copper feathers)The macaroons and cornices on top of the two private dining rooms, Vapor Pavilion and Mist Pavilon, transports the imagination to distant lands.

Oct-11,-2012-Vapor-Pavilion-Special-Board-B Interior

The Vapor Pavilion | Interior

The private dining rooms Vapor Pavilion and Mist Pavilon (40 capacity each) are images from out of Architectural Digest that are comfort zones of laid back aesthetics; inviting retreats to serious daytime “Thought Sessions” for the “In Crowd“.

For a complete view of the images or to order prints and digital downloads from this event please select this link or the “Oct 11, 2012 Hotel Monaco Philadelphia’s grand opening dedication ceremony” album in the right column of this photo weblog.


  1. Perhaps in homage to its building’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, the rooms at the Kimpton combine contemporary furnishings with French Empire fittings. In keeping with the company’s commitment to environmental friendlieness, the hotel is LEED-certified, like its sister across town, the Hotel Palomar in the Architects Building, Kimpton’s first LEED-certified hotel.


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