Philadelphia’s ever-expanding hotel package has grown with more than 14,400 rooms in the city’s core convention district. Several new properties have recently opened, including the Element Hotel and the W Philadelphia.
Ed Baten, Complex General Manager of the dual-branded properties, offers insight on the exciting new Center City Philadelphia hotels that promise an “experience unlike anything else in the market.” Exciting “elements” include Philadelphia’s only luxury hotel with an outdoor heated pool, luxury suites with DJ booths, and custom pool and foosball tables.
The highly anticipated opening of W Philadelphia will bring a hotel experience unlike anything else in the market. Guests and locals mix and mingle over handcrafted cocktails and the sounds of inspired DJ sets and live music fuel the scene. Through regular events and programming, W guests and locals can discover what’s new and next in Philadelphia. With high-design social spaces, luxury guest rooms, AWAY Spa, the city’s only luxury hotel with an outdoor heated pool, and W’s signature Whatever/Whenever service promises to exceed all expectations. W Philadelphia has 39 luxury suites, some of which include DJ booths, and custom pool and foosball tables. W Philadelphia is the only luxury hotel in the market to offer suites with balconies. Both properties boast impressive views of the city’s historic architecture and modern skyscrapers.
W Philadelphia offers over 45,000 square feet of exceptional meeting and event space that was designed for both form and function. The culinary talent, in partnership with LDV Hospitality, creates a luxury experience in both catering execution and presentation.
Element by Westin has a differentiated design philosophy rooted in sustainability and well-being that encourages guests to recharge and find focus. This approach is seen throughout Element Philadelphia, the brand’s largest property globally, with wellness amenities and spacious guest rooms providing the comforts of home for any length of stay. The hotel’s 460 bright and modern guest rooms, each with the Westin Heavenly Bed and fully equipped kitchens, are the perfect accommodation for those looking to maintain a balanced routine while on the road.
Guests can stay active at the hotel’s Motion Fitness Center or around town using the custom Element Priority Bicycles through the hotel’s Bikes-to-Borrow program. Element has built a smarter, better place to stay through sustainable design and eco-friendly practices including refillable, pump-top shower toiletry bottles, kitchens equipped with filtered water, glassware and silverware to minimize single-use plastic, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Element’s sunlit Sky Lobby has a natural, modern aesthetic with quiet nooks for working or relaxing above the hustle and bustle of Center City Philadelphia. Also located in the Sky Lobby is the hotel’s Restore gourmet pantry featuring grab-and-go meals and snacks and the Rise lounge where a complimentary balanced breakfast will be served.
In addition to Element’s 12-person capacity meeting room on the 2nd floor, Element provides access to the luxury meeting and event space at W Philadelphia. The hotel’s central location is walking distance to the Convention Center and at the doorstep is Center City’s dynamic dining and nightlife scenes, fantastic shopping and arts and culture.
The hotel complex features a total of 755 rooms and serves as an excellent venue with over 45,000 square feet of meeting space. The PHLCVB has a dedicated team of meeting professionals ready to partner with you on your next, most successful event. Contact us today!
Cover photo courtesy of the W Philadelphia.