News & Updates

The Royal Athena Launches a New Website

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 04/20/17

We Did It! Thanks to the collective hard work of our team and friends, we're proud to say that we've successfully launched our new website! What's Next? Stay-tuned for the latest updates as we continuously update our website with new photos, content, events, and more! How Can I Stay Up to Date? Make sure you signup to our email list for events, promotions, and other things happening around the neighborhood.

If you’re staying in our lovely Royal Suites for a business trip, there’s a sizable chance that you might not know how to get around the area. The Royal Athena’s location in Bala Cynwyd, as well as its proximity to Manayunk, ensures that our corporate housing rentals will have access to public transportation and other forms of transportation if need be. Here are a few of those options: SEPTA Regional Rail If you need...

The New Guy: A Guide to Making Friends at The Royal Athena

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 07/07/16

The time has finally come: It’s move in day! Moving into a new area or even just a new apartment building can be a little nerve-racking. You might have the urge to hide away in your room and watch marathons of your favorite TV show, but we want you to resist that urge. The Royal Athena offers many common areas where you can quickly become friends with your neighbors. In fact, our luxury real estate...

Jane Lipton, the Executive Director of Manayunk Development Corporation, is excited about the niche that The Royal Athena is hoping to fill in what is already one of Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods. “I look at The Royal Athena and I look at it as an easy extension of Manayunk,” she says, “mostly because of that entryway over the Pencoyd Bridge. Because of the fact that many residents will be coming over the Pencoyd instead...

Turning a business trip into a vacation really depends on where you’re being sent. The perfect destination is composed of a number of factors, but in nearly all categories, Philadelphia seems to fit the bill of just that: the best city in the world offers up a rich history with plenty to do, see and eat. Not to mention it’s the soon-to-be home to the luxury corporate suites for business travellers at The Royal...

Stroll The Street: a Thursday Night Must-Do for All

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 06/14/16

  As a future resident of The Royal Athena, you’ll be literally steps away from Manayunk and all of the events that it has to offer. If you’re looking for something to do on a Thursday night from June through September, consider crossing the Pencoyd Bridge for a stroll down Main Street for the aptly named Stroll The Street. From 5 p.m. until sundown you can mosey down Main Street, grab a bite to eat...

June in Bala-Philly: 5 Ways to Make the Most of It

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 06/06/16

With June comes the official start of summer and that means a lot will be happening in the Bala-Philadelphia area. Although The Royal Athena does not officially open its doors until mid-July, our incoming residents can and should enjoy some of the exciting events this area has to offer. We’ve listed five here, but don’t worry, there are plenty more where these came from. 1. Find something nifty and enjoy great food...

4 Surefire Plans for the Philly Area’s Best Memorial Day 2016

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 05/24/16

Congratulations, Philadelphians! You’ve made it through another cold winter. With Memorial Day in sight, everyone’s favorite time of year is upon us once again. Once things start to warm up, there are no people happier than those in Philly. Just a quick trip from an array of beaches, plenty to do in the beautiful city, pool parties and barbecues galore featuring that everlasting sunlight to keep you looking like a tan supermodel — it’s truly...

The Royal Athena: City Living on Your Own Terms

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 04/29/16

Do you love Philadelphia but not the high cost of living and property taxes? Not to mention how hard it can be to find a decent grocery store. There is something to be said about city life, but there’s also something to be said about enjoying city life and then having the ability to leave and go somewhere a bit quieter. The luxury apartments at The Royal Athena in Bala Cynwyd offer just that....

5 Tips for Making the Most of Move-In Day

Posted by Nicholas Cerminara on 04/22/16

Moving is stressful, but moving somewhere like the brand new The Royal Athena is incredibly exciting. A new luxury apartment site coming to the Bala Cynwyd/Philadelphia area, The Royal Athena has the perfect location and amenities to make sure you’re move in is stress free. We know the pool alone won’t save you, so here are some tips and tricks to use on move in day: Prepare decisively Number one is super important. Even if you’re moving...