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BY Keith Loria
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It's Official: America Needs a Vacation

A recent study conducted by Allianz Travel Insurance, found that more than 170 million Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last year. That’s more than half of the population—53 percent, to be exact!

However, this is down from last year when 56 percent of respondents noted they hadn't taken a vacation in the last year. 

AKA UNIVERSITY CITY Coming this Summer

Have you heard about the newest University City project? AKA, the innovative global brand of luxury serviced residences, has partnered with Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni on the new project, AKA University City located at 30th and Walnut. The AKA portion of the building will be a mix of luxury apartment residences for annual leases, luxury suites for long-term stays, as well as daily, weekly or monthly stays that function as hotel suites.  

Shaner Hotels Broke Ground on Hershey Courtyard by Marriott

Earlier this month, Derry Township and Dauphin County officials joined with ownership and hotel management for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Courtyard by Marriott Hershey hotel.

The hotel is part of a new development, plans for which also include a new medical office building with parking underneath, a multi-story parking structure, and a new freestanding restaurant.

See the city a new way with Philly Brew Tours

Guides who know almost everything there is to know about Philadelphia and its breweries are waiting to show you a new side of the city. Philly Brew Tours, the first brewery tour in the city, provides a personal touch for groups from 10 to 200 people. The original tour lasts for five hours around lunch or dinner, with a stop for a bite built into the day. A guide, who has gone through hours of training and can answer almost any question you ask, takes you to working breweries.

The Logan Wows in a Landmark Location

The Logan may be one of Philadelphia’s newest hotels, but its Logan Square address certainly isn’t. This sleek and stylish hotel occupies the former Four Seasons, but with a seven-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, there’s nothing old school about it. “The Logan offers a mix of sophistication and modern luxury,” says Sandra Heydt, director of sales and marketing. “It’s slightly irreverent and avant-garde, mixing traditional with contemporary. It’s very visually interesting.”


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