For travelers who love unique food, architecture, history and supporting a multigenerational family-owned business, head to BLDG 39 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a well-rounded night out.
Housed in a 1917, wartime-era arsenal warehouse, BLDG 39 is a combination commissary kitchen space for local food truck owners and event space. The rustic building boasts beautiful backdrops for weddings, culinary tastings, business meetings and other social events. The business is owned by the Weizer family: a trio of tradesman that put their knowledge and skills together, including of technology from Brandon Weizer; carpentry from his father, Craig Weizer; and master plumbing by his grandfather, Fred Weizer, into purchasing commercial real estate. Over the years and through many leaps and hurdles, they made their first large building purchase of a 50,000-square-foot property called The Atlas Building that housed artist studios, woodshops, office space and residential units.
In 2019, the family sold The Atlas Building and acquired BLDG 39. With 2,800 square feet of shared kitchen space, the facility offers its tenants flat-top grills, deep fryers, burner stoves, 20-quart mixers, commercial dish washers, walk-in refrigerator space and extra storage in the basement.
On May 1, 2021, BLDG 39 hosted its first collaborative dinner of Polish and Portuguese cuisine from Mom Mom’s Kitchen and Cozinha. Each food truck brought its own cultural flare. The dinner featured a delicious, sit-down, five-course tasting menu, a DJ, photobooth and live pendulum painting demonstration. Guests were given the full experience in the warehouse building with large garage doors that let the spring breeze and trendy music float through the air. Featured dishes included chlodnik, a chilled beet soup; bacalhau and potato pierogis; piri piri chicken; stuffed cabbage; and an olive oil cake.
BLDG plans to host more collaborative events in the near future to offer visitors an unforgettable culinary experience. Follow them on Instagram for event details, to inquire about hosting a private event or if you are looking for a commercial kitchen rental.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.
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Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.