New Bellhop Bar Debuts at Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel is nodding to the past and serving up locally, handcrafted cocktails with The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels, a retrofitted steamer trunk packed with bespoke beverages stored in antique apothecary-style bottles, on display in the lobby of Loews Philadelphia Hotel from 5-7pm daily. The Bellhop Bar promotion is available now through mid-January 2019, and allows guests to choose from local, pre-batched libations as well as domestically-produced wine, to be poured, mixed and served on demand.
The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels was born out of the success of the brand’s unique beverage concept, The Traveller Bar, which ended its two plus year run in January of this year, and drew inspiration from “the golden age of the cocktail era.” The launch of this promotion continues to signal the traveler past, where travelers would pack their belongings in wardrobe trunks for extended journeys.
Guests are able to walk up to the new The Bellhop Bar and choose from two pre-batched cocktails that use Angel’s Envy Bourbon or Hangar One Vodka. Additionally, a red and sparkling wine are featured, The Count by Buena Vista Winery, which is the oldest winery in the United States and Conundrum, one of the most recognized sparkling wines on the market. Creating a surprise and delight for guests and locals, every night at 5:00pm Loews Philadelphia will conduct an opening bell ritual to announce the bar is now in service.
“Being America’s first skyscraper, and the former home of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) we are a building rich in history,” said Frederic Najem, Director of Food & Beverage at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. “The Bellhop Bar has its own sense of nostalgia that our guests will love in terms of design, but more importantly, its drinks.”
Choose from Bourbon Joe for a buzz of brew, made from Flavor Philadelphia partner, La Colombe, steeped Angel’s envy bourbon, Demerara syrup, dash bitters garnished with lemon peel, orange peel & cherry skewer; or pay tribute to the hotel building, with the PEACH S.F.S., made of Hangar One Vodka, Pennsylvania Local Riesling, lemon, peach liqueur and a Fresh Lemon peel garnish.