Renaissance Properties Group | Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:43:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tips on Packing for Extended Business Travel /tips-on-packing-for-extended-business-travel/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:43:13 +0000 /?p=1569 Although packing for an extended business trip isn’t all that complicated, it’s easy to forget something essential. As the top-rated provider of short term rentals in Philadelphia, we deal with professional business travelers daily. We work closely with corporate clients to make sure that they have everything that they need to make their trip to Philadelphia as comfortable and efficient as possible.

So, before you pack for your next business trip, check out this step-by-step guide.

Make a List

A few weeks before you depart, start jotting down notes on your mobile phone. By using this digital method, you can add or remove ideas as soon as you think of them or follow them through.

Select the Most Practical and Efficient Electronics and Toiletries

Many people pack their toiletries and chargers last, meaning there is never enough room set aside for them. To avoid the arduous process of rearranging your luggage, try to assemble these necessities first. We recommend having a designated electronics bag with all the necessary cables and adaptors packed in advance. Additionally, pack a toiletries bag with a toothbrush, deodorant, and any shaving essentials or medications that may be necessary for an extended period of travel.

We also recommend utilizing vacuum pack bags or zip lock bags for essential items of clothing that can be easily compressed. These travel essentials can help you to save space while organizing clothes and essentials into easy-to-find, manageable, and accessible compartments.

Consider Footwear

Build your outfits around your shoes instead of packing a pair of shoes for every outfit. With footwear, versatility is paramount. One pair of gym or “comfort” shoes should suffice for workouts and non-business related activities. One or two pairs of smart shoes should be enough, as long as the shoes are pre-planned to work with most of your outfits. Always travel in the bulkiest pair of shoes, no matter how hot it will be when you reach your destination. This will save plenty of packing space, and shoes can be easily changed at the airport before you commute to your business accommodation.

Choose Outdoor Wear That Matches

Try to pick outdoor wear that matches everything else, and wear these clothes on the plane. Sweaters and jackets can take up a lot of packing space. By minimizing the need for this ample space, you can pack a variety of inner layers.

Be vigilant when finalizing your clothing decisions. Roll all clothes rather than folding them, and consider comfort and well as style in the weather conditions that you are likely to face.

Squeeze in Last Minute Essentials

Now that your bags are almost full, you can allow yourself some non-essential luxuries if space permits. This could include a tablet device, a couple of travel books, or a miniature folding umbrella.

For more information, or to view furnished apartments in Philadelphia for your next business trip, contact us today.

]]> Five Great Things About Living in Philadelphia /five-great-things-about-living-in-philadelphia/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:54:27 +0000 /?p=1567 As the leading provider of premium temporary housing in Philadelphia, we’re proud of the vast array of advantages that the city has to offer guests. We’ve picked five of our favorite benefits to share with visitors to this great city for a short or extended period.

Large Selection of Goods and Services

As urban density levels increase across Philadelphia, so does the variety of shops and cultural experiences on offer. We have hundreds of shops stocking thousands of products, all located within the city limits. There are also many bars, clubs, restaurants, eateries, and cafes that offer an extensive range of cuisines to guests and residents alike. There is a great deal of choice when it comes to professional services on offer, with over 200 fine dining venues serving the Center City region alone.

Fantastic Transportation Services

Philadelphia is easy to access from abroad or within the USA with its vast network of international and domestic airports. Due to the population density within the Philly region, there is also a streamlined, integrated transportation infrastructure that includes highways, passenger networks, and world-class public transport systems. Philadelphia is a city that’s easy to enter, leave, and travel across via a variety of convenient modes of transport.

Green Space

Located within the city, Fairmount Park is the biggest landscaped urban park on the planet. Aside from Fairmount, Philadelphia offers a myriad of other green spaces for hiking, walking, cycling, jogging, and sightseeing throughout the year. There are also a host of free outdoor activities available across the city’s green spaces. These include yoga and fitness groups, open-air cinemas, free festivals, free theatre groups, picnics, and much more. Philadelphia is perfect for guests that don’t want to feel as though they are trapped in urbanization, with plenty of green spaces and activities available.

Culture and Diversity

Philadelphia is a city steeped in a culture that has historically welcomed residents from all backgrounds and countries. Today, the city boasts a smorgasbord of cultural diversity which is evident through its food, music, fashion, and various events, organizations, and activities that grace the cities calendar throughout the year.

Housing Choices

Philadelphia has a large selection of housing styles and choices to suit the needs of any visitor. From townhouses through to low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings. The city has an eclectic selection of properties that can cater to any corporate traveler. Here at Renaissance Properties, we provide bespoke corporate apartments in the iconic Rittenhouse Square area of the city, as well as a selection of alternative short-term accommodation solutions.

For additional information, click here to visit the Renaissance Properties website today.

Key Things To Consider When Preparing For Business Travel /key-things-to-consider-when-preparing-for-business-travel/ Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:59:38 +0000 /?p=1565 Making a living means “having” to do certain things. You don’t get a choice. When the boss says it’s time to pack up and visit your out-of-town office for a month or more, to strike deals, attend meetings or a convention, or lead training sessions, you don’t ask questions. You just say goodbye to your family and get on the plane.

Here at Renaissance Properties Group, we know that traveling for business doesn’t have to be a chore, and our short term rentals in Philadelphia can turn long business trips into a fully enjoyable experience. Our extended stay luxury apartments offer far greater amenities and space than a traditional hotel room, not to mention more privacy and flexibility. Rent from us, and suddenly you don’t “have” to go away for business — you “get” to!

Contact us to learn more about our exclusive listings. Now, if you’re getting ready to hit the road for an extended period of time, here are a few key things to consider to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

What Loose Ends Need Tying Up At Home?

If you’re not leaving behind a roommate or significant other to handle the household, it’s important to put your mail on hold and make sure any automated or recurring deliveries are rescheduled. You don’t want your mailbox to overflow or a box full of perishable foods to be left on your doorstep for a month. If you have a pet, you’ll want to find a reputable border or a gracious friend or family member to provide care while you’re gone.

Where Will You Eat?

Whether or not you’re a picky eater or particularly health conscious, it’s no secret that eating out every day for weeks at a time is not a prescription for a balanced diet or a trim waistline. It’s also extremely expensive. Having access to fresh food and a full kitchen where you can make anything from coffee to a full supper — and where you can keep a bunch of your favorite beverages cold — is a must if you’re on the road for an extended period of time.

How Will You Exercise?

Blowing off steam is crucial when you’re under pressure at work, but a cramped hotel gym with a treadmill, a stationary bike and a few dumbbells gets old in a hurry. Think about staying somewhere that affords easy access to a full health club or is located in a pedestrian-friendly area that allows you to walk or jog safely.

Do Your Accommodations Meet All Your Needs?

Chances are, you’ll have to do some work “at home” while you’re on your business trip. Are you staying somewhere with the space your work requires, or does it just offer one small desk in a corner? What if your family, your spouse or significant other wants to visit you? If you thought a hotel room felt claustrophobic before, it will definitely get crowded and uncomfortable with additional guests. 

Choosing a short term rental for business trip accommodations just makes sense, and with Renaissance Properties Group, you’ll find an apartment that puts even the most elegant hotel to shame. Once you arrive in Philadelphia, we provide you and business travelers like you with all the comforts of home while staying within your allotted budget. Choose one of our extended stay luxury apartments for your next business trip, and you might even decide to bring your family back to Philadelphia and take advantage of our vacation rentals

Contact us today to learn more. We look forward to serving you!

5 Things You Have To Do If You’re Living in Philadelphia For a Short Term /5-things-you-have-to-do-if-youre-living-in-philadelphia-for-a-short-term/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 19:13:04 +0000 /?p=1562 In recent years, Philadelphia has attracted over 40 million visitors per year. A whopping 88 percent of these visitors came to the city for leisure purposes. This is no surprise, as Philly is a bustling area with plenty to see and do for everyone.

At Renaissance Properties Group, we have nothing but love for the City of Brotherly Love. We offer some of the most beautiful luxury corporate apartments in Rittenhouse Square, often catering to business travelers who want to live in comfort while enjoying Philadelphia.

If you’re staying in Philly for a while, here are five things you must try to make the most of your time in one of the nation’s greatest urban areas.

Visit the Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is a free attraction that should be right at the top of anyone’s list when they visit Philadelphia for a short time. This iconic piece of American history is free to visit and is part of a more massive National Park, which also includes access to Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of freedom and played a role in both the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements.

See Concerts at Penn’s Landing

The beautiful Delaware River waterfront, with its view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and many eating and drinking options, makes Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing ideal place to listen to live music and unwind after a week of business meetings. Check to see if your favorite band is coming to town while you’re here!

Eat an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly cheesesteak is famous all over the world as the region’s most mouthwatering food. These delicious sandwiches consist of thinly sliced steak, cheese, and fried onions served on a hoagie roll. It’s open to debate when trying to name the eatery that serves up the best Philly cheesesteak, so while you’re living here, we recommend trying all the different options and deciding for yourself.

Check Out Eastern State Penitentiary

This abandoned prison has a long history and is full of creepy rooms to explore. Built in the 19th century, this building held many prisoners over the years and went through a multitude of historical changes in incarceration tactics. It was closed in the 1970s and has sat empty ever since but is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, especially due to the many restaurant and bar options in the neighborhood. If you’re in town until the fall, don’t forget to check out Eastern State’s haunted house.

Plan an Outing to the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is home to dozens of interactive exhibits and is one of the premier science museums on the East Coast. This place is an essential spot to visit for those with a curiosity streak, or anyone interested in engineering, science and technology. The museum features a popular train exhibition with a real engine that was installed before the building’s construction was completed.

Planning to come to Philly for a while? To check out any of our exclusive listings for short term apartments in Rittenhouse Square and the surrounding areas, call us at 215-395-1803, or click here for more information.

Don’t Let Your Workouts Fall Off Schedule: Working Out Outdoors on Your Short-Term Stay in Philadelphia /dont-let-your-workouts-fall-off-schedule-working-out-outdoors-on-your-short-term-stay-in-philadelphia/ Wed, 08 May 2019 12:32:56 +0000 /?p=1560 As one of the leading providers of short term rentals in Philadelphia, we allocate apartments for people traveling in and out of the city for both business and pleasure. We understand that busy people like to keep fit and healthy and want to keep up with their fitness routines when they come to stay in Philly. There are many outdoor spaces to exercise in Philadelphia — we’ve listed the best below.

Cira Green Rooftop:

From pop-up yoga classes to circuit training for one, Cia Green is a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors and be close to the sunshine. The rooftop park sits 95 feet above street-level and is an urban oasis combined with green spaces, benches, and pavement. It’s also a perfect location for sprints, jogs, and walks.

Washington Square Park:

Another great spot for outdoor exercise is Washington Park. The perimeter of the park is nearly half a mile long. However, there are also many benched areas that are ideal for performing bodyweight exercises. Why not add sprints between benches for an amazing workout? Once you have finished working out, there is a great venue called FUEL Center City just down the road to replenish your protein levels.

The Oval:

Located in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Oval has eight acres of exclusive public space. It’s a popular place for Philadelphians throughout the Summer due to the special exhibits, and free fitness events hosted there. “Well Wednesdays” occur on a weekly basis from July to August, and visitors can enjoy yoga, dance, and kickboxing free from local businesses at their leisure.

Dilworth Park:

Located next to City Hall, Dilworth Park is a popular meeting spot for various running groups. There are also free Zumba classes on summer nights and a free boot camp in April and May. The park also features free music and City Center Sips on Wednesdays, a perfect place to grab a drink post workout session.

For more information on short term apartment rentals in Philadelphia and to view our latest short term listings, click here today. The perfect short stay apartment in Philadelphia is just a click away.

How to Make the Most of Your Stay with Renaissance Properties Group /how-to-make-the-most-of-your-stay-with-renaissance-properties-group/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:59:29 +0000 /?p=1558 When making your way to Philadelphia, whether you’re in between houses or need a place to stay for business or leisure, finding a place that provides the comfort of a home during your extended stay is essential. All too often, our clients are burdened with the nitty-gritty details of searching for and reserving temporary housing in Philadelphia — and the process can be both stressful and time-consuming.

When you let Renaissance Properties Group take the wheel, we assume all responsibility for managing the details for booking the property of your choice. Enjoy a seamless process and focus on the things that matter most — the purpose of your stay. When you arrive, you’ll find yourself in the comfort of a luxurious fully-furnished apartment with an array of useful amenities and a personal concierge representative. In addition, there are a number of other exciting benefits to take advantage of:

Free Airport or Train Luxury Car Pickup Service

When you stay at one of our luxury rooms or apartments, we want your experience to be unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. With our free airport or train pick up service, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of finding transportation to take you through the busy streets of Philadelphia.

The Sporting Club at the Bellevue Hotel

During your extended stay in Philadelphia, whether for business or leisure, you can engage in daily fitness activities. All of our guests receive complimentary access to The Sporting Club at the Bellevue Hotel located in Center City. The Sporting Club is a luxurious fitness club that spreads across 93,000 sq. feet. In addition to the fitness area, the club features a new boxing studio, an indoor pool, and an NBA-size basketball court.

Explore the City of Brotherly Love

No matter what brings you to Philadelphia, take advantage of the countless things to do in America’s birthplace. Visit popular restaurants and world-class attractions such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, or even the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to reenact the triumphant run in the film, “Rocky.”

If you’re traveling for business and are searching for corporate housing in Philadelphia or New York, our fully-furnished luxury apartments will ensure your stay is that much more enjoyable. To inquire about our rental properties for short or long-term housing, please contact us at 215-395-1803.

The Benefits Of Partnering With Renaissance Properties Group for Corporate Relocations /the-benefits-of-partnering-with-renaissance-properties-group-for-corporate-relocations/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 23:00:08 +0000 /?p=1555 Our team at Renaissance Properties group knows all too well the frustrations our corporate clients face when relocating their employees to a new city. Whether it’s during a short-term contract or an extended stay, coordinating housing accommodations can be quite the hassle.

For Renaissance Properties Group, our sole mission is to provide our Philadelphia corporate housing clients with a seamless transition and the luxury, comfort, and security they look for when they partner with our real estate & design experts.

Traditionally, individuals who regularly traveled for their careers were forced to nest up in hotels for the duration of their stay in cramped rooms which lacked the essential amenities and guest services that make a guest feel at home.

Now, when partnered with Renaissance Properties Group, you’ll stay in a fully-furnished, high-end home with a vast array of amenities and personal concierge services at your disposal.

Philadelphia Corporate Housing Services

  • Fully Furnished Apartments & Homes
    • Full-sized kitchen & homeware / linens, free high-speed Wi-Fi & cable television
  •  24 Hour Personal Concierge Representative
  • On-Site Amenities including pool, jacuzzi, sauna, business & fitness centers
  • Complimentary access to Sporting Club at Bellevue Hotel

The Renaissance Properties Pledge

When it comes to relocating our corporate clients, providing an unforgettable experience is a testament to our caring staff’s attention to the finest details. Not only does Renaissance Properties Group guarantee 100% satisfaction upon move-in, but our team is also readily available for same-day service in the event that your apartment or home needs something fixed.

If you or your colleagues require further relocation down the line, our team will happily adjust the flexible lease terms and find you a new Renaissance furnished apartment at your next destination!

Experience the Luxury of Corporate Relocation Today

No matter the reason you or your company are in search for corporate apartments in Philadelphia, Renaissance Properties Group would be honored to serve as your hosts in the City of Brotherly Love while you’re here.
To inquire further about our luxury rental properties, as well as both short or long term housing services in Philadelphia or New York, give us a call today at 215-395-1803 or reach out to us via the contact form on our website.


3 Benefits of Corporate Relocation /3-benefits-of-corporate-relocation/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:52:49 +0000 /?p=1553 In this day and age, digital globalization has given corporations and business professionals alike the ability to connect regardless of their physical locations, creating new career opportunities that would have been nearly impossible to take advantage of years ago. What this means for most new corporate hires is relocating to a new city to begin their new career.

As frightening as moving across the country to a new city, such as Philadelphia, may seem initially; our team of dedicated professionals at Renaissance Properties Group wants to point out all of the incredible benefits that corporate relocation offers you, especially when headed to the City of Brotherly Love!

  1. Luxury – As opposed to traditional, cramped hotel accommodations, Renaissance Properties Group offers all of our corporate relocation housing clients a wide selection of utterly gorgeous apartments and housing solutions that give our Philadelphia extended stay clients a living experience that they’ll never want to leave. From having a full kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and houseware items, to having access to all of the fitness facilities at The Sporting Club; we’ll have you living like royalty at a fraction of the cost.
  2. Comfort – We know that beginning your new corporate career might be a little stressful, which is why all of our corporate housing properties are designed to make our clients feel right at home and invited into the Philadelphia scene. Our mission at Renaissance Properties Group is to make your relocation as stress-free and seamless as humanly possible. From fully-furnished designer apartments to 24-hour on-site security to ensure our clients are always safe at home, our team leaves no stone unturned when providing leisure and relaxing environments for our clients.
  3. Adventure – Once you’ve settled into your corporate relocation housing, and your new career, there is much exploration to be had! The city of Philadelphia has nearly endless options when it comes to adventure and excitement. Allow our personal concierge to help you find the perfect means of entertainment for your nights out on the town. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, music lover, or art enthusiast, all of our corporate sublet properties in Philadelphia are within a stone’s throw of the finest foods and amusement attractions the city has to offer.  

To learn more about our housing options, contact Renaissance Properties Group by calling 215-395-1803.

The Benefits of a Gourmet Kitchen in Your Short-Term Rental /the-benefits-of-a-gourmet-kitchen-in-your-short-term-rental/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:41:02 +0000 /?p=1549 During your stay here in Philadelphia, Renaissance Properties Group provides you with all of the amenities that you would expect in your own home and then some. As your second home away from home here in the City of Brotherly Love, it only makes sense to give you the ability to put some love into your cooking, too.
Every one of our furnished apartments in Philadelphia is equipped with a gourmet kitchen and stainless steel appliances, allowing you to flex your chef muscles during your business trip.

In fact, there are quite a few practical reasons that all of our extended and short-term rentals in Philadelphia sport the finest gourmet kitchens.

  1. Keep Yourself Healthy

With a full gourmet kitchen and high-quality stainless steel appliances at your fingertips, you can make the meals you want, when you want. Rather than being restricted to a small kitchen typical of most hotels, you’ll be to able to prepare anything from roasts and casseroles to home-baked cookies. After all, we at Renaissance Properties believe in treating our guests to the finest, and where better to start than the kitchen?

  1. Give Your Bank Account a Break

Don’t get us wrong, there is a plethora of incredible restaurants and dining experiences in Center City just around the corner, and we encourage you to go out and taste them all for yourself. On the other hand, being able to prepare your own delicious meals will definitely let you ease up on your wallet without sacrificing food quality. So maybe one night when you need to give your wallet a break, you can whip up some fine dining on your own!

  1. Save Space and Time

Your gourmet kitchen will be equipped with the storage you need to keep your pantry and spice racks stocked, saving you the energy of having to order your groceries in small batches. Your gourmet kitchen will also give you the space you need to multitask while preparing meals, so you don’t have to sweat chopping, cooking, and baking several dishes at once.

To learn more about what we have to offer during your stay, contact the team at Renaissance Properties Group today at 215-395-1803.

3 Must-See Philadelphia Places and Events /3-must-see-philadelphia-places-and-events/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:58:25 +0000 /?p=1546 As you soak in the experience of staying with Renaissance Properties, there are tons of restaurants, theaters, and must-see events in Center City for you to make the most out of your extended stay in Philadelphia.

If you would like some guidance on where to visit and what to check out during your stay, take a look at this month’s list of places that show off Philadelphia at its finest:

  1. The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts

Having come together in 1996, The Kimmel Center is one of Philadelphia’s go-to places for incredible shows and performance art. The Kimmel Center, Inc. has three major venues: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Verizon Hall and featuring a 2,500-seat concert hall; The Perelman Theatre, which is a 650-seat recital theater; and SEI Innovation Studio, which is a 2,688 sq. foot black box theater.

Upcoming features include the Best of English Baroque, scheduled for Nov. 16-18 and featuring acclaimed French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm as she makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, as well as Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, presented by Broadway Philadelphia Nov. 6-18.

  1. Butcher and Singer

Located on Walnut Street in the heart of Center City and among Philadelphia’s rave-review restaurants, Butcher and Singer is an homage to the class and glitz of 1940s Hollywood, reaching into the past and plucking the brightest and best aspects of a bygone era. Built around an unsurpassed selection of perfectly charred chops and steaks, the menu doesn’t end with meat. Butcher and Singer sports an extensive raw bar, plus iconic seafood entrees that pair perfectly with classic cocktails like Manhattans and martinis. Warm, personalized service ensures that you’ll feel like a true star of the Golden Era.

  1. Christmas in Peddler’s Village

The most wonderful season of the year arrives with Christmas in Peddler’s Village. Extending Nov. 9 – Jan. 5, the celebration features one million twinkling lights, holiday shopping, hot cider, a gingerbread-house competition, visitations from Santa, and much more!

Located in pristine Bucks County, Peddler’s Village’s charm and stunning festive winter decorations will help you ring in the season, which is not to mention the attraction’s 60-plus specialty shops and six restaurants.

Throughout the season, find special events such as the Christmas Festival, featuring a Santa Claus parade and a fully decked-out village showcasing Victorian-style decorations, Christmas wreaths, and greenery adorning the grounds.

Are you interested in more information about what there is to see during your month-to-month lease in Philadelphia? Get in touch with Renaissance Properties today at 215-395-1803.