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.)
Irene Levy Baker, a Philadelphia restaurant expert, opens up about her new book “Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia”. She discusses how the restaurant scene has evolved, identifying memorable experiences for every palette. The only way to learn about the city’s dynamic food culture is to get out and try it, as Irene urges listeners to take a look beyond traditional staples and explore the unexpected corners of the city – from Fishtown to South Philadelphia’s Passyunk Square.
Monique Greenwood, president and CEO of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, reveals her unconventional path from magazine editor to hotel proprietor. Throughout her career, she’s taken financial risks and challenged the status quo to develop a thriving hospitality business. Greenwood owns and operates several properties in various U.S. cities, with West Philadelphia being the latest addition to the roster. She divulges some of her secrets to succeeding in business and the ways the hospitality industry is changing.