See Cezanne and stay for the night Hotels: In Philadelphia, accommodations packages include museum tickets, parking and other perks.

July 14, 1996|By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

If you've found it difficult to get tickets to the Cezanne exhibition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has extended the hours -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week -- to accept reservations. Best time to call: evenings after 7 and on weekends; (215) 235-SHOW.

There's a service charge of $2.75 per ticket with phone orders. Admission is $12.50 for adults, Wednesday through Sunday, $10.50 on Tuesday. Seniors, students and children 5-18 pay $9.50, $8 on Tuesday.

Tickets can also be purchased at the museum during regular hours. Information: (215) 684-7500 (recorded) or (215) 763-8100.

But the best deals in town are the hotels that offer one night's accommodations for two, breakfast and two VIP tickets to the show. These hotel packages also include parking, two tickets to the Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, two Phlash city transit passes and 25 percent off same-day tickets to Mann Music Center's PNC Bank Summer Series with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Below is a list of participating hotels.

Adam's Mark Hotel, (215) 581-5000; $180

The Bellevue, (215) 893-1776; $229

Doubletree, (215) 893-1600; $185

Embassy Suites, (215) 561-1776; $169; available late August

Four Seasons, (215) 963-1500;$235; available Aug. 16, Aug. 23. (Executive suite available Aug. 24 for $285.)

Holiday Inn Select, (215) 561-7500; $149; available July 21-22, July 24-26, July 28-29; Aug. 23, Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The Latham, (215) 563-7474; $169

Omni Hotel, (215) 925-0000; $209

Penn Tower, (215) 387-8333; $155

Philadelphia Marriott, (215) 625-2900; $190; available July 25, July 30-31 and most of August

Rittenhouse, (215) 546-9000; $220

The Ritz-Carlton, (215) 563-1600; Friday to Sunday, $245; Monday to Thursday, $275

Sheraton Society Hill, (215) 238-6002; Friday to Sunday, $194; $229 during week

The Warwick, (215) 735-6000; $175

Wyndham Franklin Plaza, (215) 448-2000; $198

Both Amtrak, (800) USA-RAIL, and USAir, (800) 334-8644, also offer deals.

For Philadelphia visitor information, call (800) 752-8206.

Pub Date: 7/14/96

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