Last night I attended a VIP/Media sneak preview of the new rooftop lounge the Assembly is located on the 8th floor of the recently rebranded Logan Hotel (The former Four Seasons Hotel) . I had seen photos before I attended last nights event, that not do it justice, not even my photos can because it’s a beautiful space, and much larger than it appears in photos.
#Selfie Wall Hashtag your photo #assemblyrooftop while there and maybe your photo will be chosen to appear on the Selfie wall
The Logan Hotel presented a $52,086.00 check to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) for the City’s beautification. The results of a pledge they made at their opening party in January, where they said they would donate 10 percent of each guest’s tab to the PHS .
Nick Pytel, Associate Director of Business Development at PHS, Matt Rader, President, PHS, Lisa Stephano, Chief Marketing Officer of PHS, Sandra Heydt, Director of Sales and Marketing, The Logan Hotel and Greg Stafford, General Manager, The Logan Hotel
Julie Morningstar, BLT Architects, Daniel Bedesem, BLT Architects, Sarah Baicker, , Melissa Morrison and Doug Soehl, Designer III at Bower Lewis Thrower Architects (who worked on The Assembly ) along with Dawson Design Associates, out of Seattle.
There was a nice crowd who attended the Assembly preview party, and well dressed, which prompted me to ask them what is the dress code for the lounge?
You can wear casual clothes, like jeans, shorts, and you won’t get turned away if you’re wearing sneakers.
One of the pods, this one is located inside.
Alexandra Golaszewska, Alexandra Go, LLC and Wendy Ramunno, contributor @thephillyvoice
Danya Henninger, Billy Penn reporter, Caroline Russock, Zagat, and Nicki Mackenn
The pods are open to the public but they can be reserved for a minimum of $500 for 8 – 12 people, for 3 hrs.
Susan Schiller , former broadcast Media Liaison at World Meeting of Families 2015, Kristen Johanson is a reporter for KYW Newsradio and Dr. Jennifer N. Caudle
So excited to see the Japanese Cherry Trees have grown so big, and are blooming. FYI They always seem to be in full bloom the first week of May. Also note, all week long in the evening the Parkway at 20th Street has been closed for construction. Not sure if it’s happening on the weekend but just in case take RT 76 or Vine Street local to avoid getting stuck in the round about ie circle.
Nearly 150 people can enjoy the outdoor space, with another 50 people inside. They have two pods with fire pits, they were on last night and it was cozy.
Judith K. Rogers, Executive Director of The Parkway Council Foundation (she’s so excited for the Parkway work to be done and the celebration of the roadway’s centennial), Jeff Guaracino, president and CEO of Welcome America and Susan Hamilton.
Bill Hunter, Dilworth Paxson , Ajay Raju, CEO Dilworth Paxson and Koray Avci, Bella Turka jewelry store in Midtown Village
Wines by the glass were pricey, but the glasses were really big I thought.
Tori Dohlevie, Shana Saddic and Alyssa Hamel
I love that they carry Miller “it’s the champagne of beer” and since some people call the Assembly a “The Champagne Lounge” it’s apropo, $5
4 oysters $12 – they were delicious
The indoor standing bar
The olives were delicious. I mentioned they needed pronged tooth picks cause it took me forever to poke them, and if I drank I’d probably just scoop them up with my hands. $8
Michelle Conron and Ian M Crumm, sitting pretty in a pod. Did you see the Elizabeth Wellington article in Philly Inky yesterday about Ian. Check it out HERE
This section is standing room only, first come first serve.
The additional space on the roof that is not part of the roof deck will be used as a rooftop garden like the Four Season’s did. The produce will be used in recipes used in their restaurant Urban Farmer, where I had dinner last night. It was delicious. Get the Steak Tasting, plus the Caesar Salad.
1850 Ben Franklin Parkway. A modern rooftop lounge located 9 floors above the city with panoramic views. Mon-Thur 5pm-close. Fri-Sun 3pm-close.
Opening Night is Saturday at 7PM