140 S. BROAD STREET: On Nov. 2–3, the Phil- adelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted Convene for a customized press trip — conducted al- most entirely on foot in eminently walk- able Center City. Our first stop: the Union League of Philadel- phia, whose 250,000- square-foot, French Renaissance–style building dates to 1865 and offers a va- riety of handsomely decorated meeting spaces. The 84-room Inn at the League was our host hotel.
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50 S. 16TH STREET: After cocktails at Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, it was one block over and 37 stories up for dinner at R2L, offering elegant cuisine and stunning views from the heights of Two Liberty Place, one of the city’s signa- ture high-rises.