FRONTLINE: Great Escape
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
(215) 523-8000, ritzcarlton.com
Cost: Year-round “Reconnect” package rates from $344-$454. Flower Show and King Tut packages start at $399 and include full breakfast for two—either in bed or in the restaurant—along with two tickets.
Drive time: 20-30 minutes from the Main Line.
Amenities: Within walking distance of retail, dining and cultural attractions; on-site fitness center, salon and spa with in-room and before-hours/afterhours services; dining in the Grill and the Vault; Sunday afternoon tea; 24-hour room service; “bath butler” and bath menu.
From the penthouse to the pyramid: Revel in the luxurious “Ultimate King Tut” seven-day package, which includes a two-night stay in the 1,900-square-foot penthouse suite, a butler serving gold-rimmed Tut-tinis, a selection of exquisite baubles, private spa services, and a themed, seven-course Egyptian dinner featuring live Arabic music and belly dancers. Afterwards snuggle into Egyptian cotton sheets, then wake to breakfast in bed and a full day of Tut-related activities. Revive with an in-room massage before jetting off to the Ritz-Carlton Sharm El Sheikh hotel on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All this and more for a mere $100,000.