Exterior view of the Girard Trust Building circa 1916
Photo courtesy of PhillyHistory.org, a project of the Philadelphia Dept of Records.
Exterior Hotel View at Night
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is a historic landmark that sits proudly in Center City, close to the venerable City Hall.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge
This delightful oasis on the 30th floor is often referred to as a hotel within a hotel, where a dedicated concierge attends to individual needs in a well-appointed, relaxed lounge environment.
THE STORY BEHIND THIS HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA HOTEL
The story of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia began in 2000, but the hotel’s building has a history that goes back more than 100 years. Originally built as the home of The Girard Trust Company between 1904 and 1908, the former bank building features an eight-story tower, rotunda and neoclassical style reflective of the era. Today, the hotel blends its classic charm with contemporary style and is a Historic District highlight.