Travelers going through Philadelphia International (PHL) who need a place to unwind and unplug can find it now that Minute Suites® has opened in the A/B Link.
It is the second location for the company – the first at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) – which offers 13 private suites and two workstation cubicles at PHL. Suites cost $30 for a one-hour minimum stay, and then $7.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter; after four hours, rate reductions begin, including a flat overnight rate of $120.
“Unique and personalized services, like Minute Suites, are what we strive to deliver for our passengers at PHL,” says Clarence LeJeune, president of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We’re continuing to diversify our food and shops mix by providing a private, relaxing retreat within the airport, making traveling even more enjoyable.”
“Our expansion to Philadelphia and our success at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport defines our position as the concept leader among airports,” says Daniel Solomon, CEO of Minute Suites. “Passengers are comfortable with the suite design and they really appreciate our well-trained staff.”
The Minute Suites at PHL is staffed by students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, giving them the chance to gain real-world experience in their field of study.
“Creative and innovative endeavors like Minute Suites are what make the hospitality industry so dynamic,” says Elizabeth Barber, associate dean of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. “We wish them well and welcome them to the Philadelphia market.”
In other PHL news…
A display of artist Charles Santore’s illustrations is on display on the walkway between Terminals C and D.
The exhibit showcases some of his works featuring scenes from children’s books “The Wizard of Oz,” “Snow White” and “The Silk Princess,” which Santore also authored; his original black and white sketches are also on display.
“Charles Santore is an accomplished illustrator and a great Philadelphian,” says Mark Gale, CEO of the airport. “It’s a privilege to have his work exhibited at the airport.”
Santore’s professional career began in 1956 as a freelance illustrator, and he did work for advertising agencies and popular magazines for the next 30 years. In 1986, he was given the opportunity to illustrate the children’s book “The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and Other stories,” and has since worked full time illustrating other children’s books.
The exhibit runs through June.