Philadelphia has always enjoyed a reputation as a city overflowing with history and culture. In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors and locals alike experience our rich, diverse history that underlines the very fabric that helped build Philadelphia.
Come explore our dynamic neighborhoods and attractions, world-renowned restaurants and eclectic shopping (clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free!). From one of the country’s oldest and largest “Gayborhoods” to thriving African American, Latino, Native American and Asian communities, our city is open and welcoming to visitors of all backgrounds and cultures.
Best of all, Philadelphia’s compact downtown places all of this and so much more within a short walk or cab ride from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and any downtown hotel.
PHL Diversity raises Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing our city’s vibrant multicultural communities, and by encouraging social responsibility in the hospitality industry. We understand that, in order to be a leader, we must go beyond simply accepting “equal opportunity” – we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.
PHL Diversity celebrates 30 years of building more than great conventions — we celebrate and accelerate cultural diversity and intentional inclusion. Watch our video celebrating diversity, multiculturalism and Philadelphia.
Listen up, Philadelphia! We’re back with Season 4 of the PHL Diversity podcast series. (Click for all podcasts.) From best practices to emerging trends, our podcast allows listeners to gain a deeper understanding of how Philadelphia’s hospitality leaders are reshaping the industry, while learning about developments, initiatives and major meetings and conferences that may benefit their own business or organization. Happy Listening! (And don’t miss our past episodes here.)
Marc Coleman, President, Founder and CEO of The Tactile Group, is a leading business executive, who still operates like a hungry, first-time entrepreneur. His company’s rapid growth has earned national recognition, most notably from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Coleman believes in the value of diverse perspectives and opens up about how some of his early career experiences shaped his outlook.
David Gutstadt, Founder & CEO of The Fitler Club, knows what it takes to stand out in the hospitality industry. For 20 years, he has built a brand for himself and earned the respect of high profile business leaders in Philadelphia. Today, he prepares to launch his latest venture: The Fitler Club. In this episode, you’ll find out what makes Gutstadt an entrepreneurial “disruptor” with a vision for the future of the industry. At The Fitler Club, he takes a customer-first approach to creating an environment for creative collaboration.