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Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia
1305 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Club Quarters In Philadelphia
1628 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Residence Inn By Marriott Philadelphia Center City
1 E Penn Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Courtyard By Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
21 N Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Westin Philadelphia
99 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sofitel Philadelphia
120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Latham Hotel Philadelphia
135 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Park Hyatt Philadelphia
1415 Chancellor St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Windsor Suites
1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
1301 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia
1100 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a city with a deep and fascinating history. With a population over a million, Philadelphia is one of the biggest cities in the United States. Philadelphia makes a popular tourist destination for those seeking a look at early American history. The city is also an important part the global financial landscape, with several Fortune 500 companies based within city's limits.

The original city center of Philadelphia was carefully plotted and planned by the town's founder, William Penn. Inspired by the narrow streets of London, Penn designed Philadelphia with wider streets. After the original founding in the 1680s, the small town quickly grew to a population of over 2,000 people by 1700. Philadelphia soon became an important city in the region and continent and served as a place of trade. Supported by a strong economy, the city constructed new schools and cultural institutions.

Many crucial events during the American Revolution era occurred in Philadelphia. Representatives of the thirteen original American colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss rising tensions with the British. After the war broke out, the representatives met once again in Philadelphia. A year later, a series of meetings resulted in the creation of the Declaration of Independence. In 1777, British forces took command of Philadelphia and occupied the city for almost a year. After the occupation and the war, Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States for ten years.

The War of 1812 led to a downturn in Philadelphia's economy. Traders began to import their goods into other ports, forcing Philadelphia's economy to change. New factories began to create a vast array of goods, including paper and shoes. Philadelphia's mining industry also helped to stabilize the city's economy. When the American Civil War began, Philadelphia produced and provided just about any good the Union army required.

After the Civil War, Philadelphia continued to prosper and thrive. The city attracted a number of immigrants from all around the world. Philadelphia was hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. Many of the city's banks failed and closed. A large number of Philadelphia's residents enlisted in World War II, leading to worker shortages in the city. The women of Philadelphia helped the city's economy by taking the vacant jobs.

In the 1990s, Philadelphia went through a period of reform and revitalization. The city also started a marketing campaign to attract tourists. Today, Philadelphia is a prosperous city in many fields, including tourism, business and technology.