In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Kelsey Bartle, Senior Event Sales Manager at the Bellevue Hotel.
Kelsey Bartle has been the Senior Event Sales Manager at The Bellevue Hotel for 1 year, and has been professionally involved in events for six years. The Bellevue Hotel is a piece of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, and is easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Phladelphia.
Located in the heart of the city’s Theater District, The Bellevue is lovingly known as The Grande Dame of Broad Street and appears on the U.S. List of Registered Historical Places. The building’s French Renaissance architecture and stately sophistication provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience reminiscent of the early twentieth century.
In her position, Kelsey is able to bring her clients’ dreams to life. She’ll be there for your initial tour and booking of the space, as well as on the day of your event to make sure everything runs perfectly!
I was able to sit down with Kelsey to ask her a few questions… check it out!
What makes The Bellevue Hotel stand out next to companies like it?
The history of The Bellevue Hotel is incomparable. Built in 1904 by the “Father of the Modern American Hotel,” George C. Boldt, the Grand Dame of Broad Street was created solely for guests to experience unparalleled service and elegance; a reputation we’re proud to maintain today. If you’d like your guests to feel as if they’re attending a sophisticated, refined affair, host them at The Bellevue Hotel and let us do what we do best, with ease.
Favorite Wedding Month?
December. Nothing beats a NYE wedding!
Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?
Race Street Pier
Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?
Continue my quest to find the best French Toast in America.
What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?
Your wedding day is about YOU. Don’t feel pressured to make a decision based on someone else’s vision; yours is the only vision that matters!
Do you play any instruments?
What wedding trends are you loving?
I can’t get enough of the greenery, I hope it never goes away!
What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?
If we all band together, we can prevent “cake-in-the-face” from ever happening again. (The makeup, guys, am I right?)
What motivates you to work hard?
Hearing a couple say “It was the best day of our lives” is the best feeling in the world.
What is your zodiac sign?
Tell us about your favorite events to work on!
Since moving to Philly, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in planning some of the nation’s longest running, and most prestigious events. Any gala that is 100+ years old will forever be at the top of my list!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I’m a champion hula-hooper
What is your go-to at karaoke?
Love Shack…but the man’s side of the duet
If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for sure
Is there anything else you want to tell us about The Bellevue Hotel?
As Philadelphia’s only hotel on the National Register of Historic Places, The Bellevue Hotel has been at the forefront of shaping the city’s cultural, culinary and cocktail scene since becoming its first luxury hotel. The deep-rooted history paired with unmatched service and contemporary cuisine connects every Bellevue Couple with the modern and distinctive occasion they deserve.
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