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New Hotel Developments in Philadelphia

October 8, 2021

With more than 14,400 hotel rooms within a walk of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia has an extensive assortment of hotel brands – from posh, top-of-the-line properties to economy-minded options with bunk beds – that also offer a wide variety of event venues.

Newest Hotels in Philadelphia:

Guild House Hotel

1307 Locust Street

Guild House Hotel. Photo by J. Lehman.

The Guild House Hotel is now open at 13th and Locust streets in downtown Philadelphia. The luxury boutique hotel occupies a Victorian-era rowhouse that was once the home of The New Century Guild — one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent women’s empowerment organizations — and features 12 elegant suites inspired by the leaders of the New Century Guild and designed by Philadelphia-based, woman-owned interior design studio ROHE Creative. The hotel will also feature amenities from other local woman-owned businesses, including coffee from Sip & Sonder and bath products from Fork & Melon. The hotel’s location is just steps from the popular shops and restaurants of the Washington Square West and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods, and only a few blocks south from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

W Philadelphia

1439 Chestnut Street

The Spectacular King room at the W Philadelphia Hotel. Photo courtesy of W Philadelphia Hotel.

Now open, the W Philadelphia Hotel presents an original and vibrant spin on traditional luxury. The 51-story hotel offers 295 rooms and suites with expansive views of Philadelphia, a 7,000 square foot outdoor terrace with a year-round heated pool and bar, spa, gym and 45,000 square feet of event space, which is shared with the Element Philadelphia. The hotel’s décor draws from Philadelphia’s rich history, dynamic art galleries and eclectic music scene, with an array of art installations and experiences throughout the property, including two large-scale murals at the hotel’s entrance. Other artistic touches include a wall of colorful, ceramic skulls — inspired by the Hyrtl Skull Collection inside the Mütter Museum — that hides the entrance to “Stevens’ Prophecy,” a secret salon outfitted with artwork celebrating Philadelphia-born actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Specialty cocktails, curated by local mixologist Resa Mueller, will be served nightly in the Living Room — with design features influenced by the early 20th century sunken gardens of Fairmount Park — and at W Philadelphia’s all-season WET Deck bar terrace on the 7th floor.

To learn more about the features at W Philadelphia, as well as those at found at the adjoining Element Philadelphia, click here.

Element Philadelphia

1441 Chestnut Street

Rooms at the Element Philadelphia offer stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline and nearby landmarks such as City Hall. Photo courtesy of the Element Philadelphia Hotel.

Element Philadelphia is now open along Chestnut Street in the heart of Center City — just a short walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other downtown attractions. The 460-room hotel is the largest Element Hotels property globally and features a range of wellness-inspired amenities geared towards families, groups and business travelers. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the Sky Lobby and Motion Fitness Center with natural light, allowing guests to gather, connect and maintain balance. Guests can also start the day with the complimentary “Rise” breakfast and wind down in the lounge during the “Relax” evening reception serving a complimentary glass of wine or local beer. Element’s Bikes to Borrow program offers custom-designed bikes for visitors looking to explore the city’s biking trails, murals, historic sites, and more.

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

900 Packer Avenue

Photo courtesy of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia.

The Live! Casino & Hotel in South Philadelphia’s Stadium District is now open and features more than 510,000 square-feet of gaming, hotel, dining and entertainment space. The venue is located at 900 Packer Avenue on the corner of 9th and Darien Streets in the Philadelphia Sports Complex, adjacent to Xfinity Live!, Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. The hotel is home to more than 200 upscale rooms and approximately 2,700 parking spaces. The building also features food from iconic Philadelphia eateries such as Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Brothers, and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen.

Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia

1620 Chancellor Street

Hyatt Centric guest room. Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia.

The Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia — the first of Hyatt’s upscale lifestyle brand to open in Philadelphia — is now welcoming guests just steps from Rittenhouse Square and the many shops, cafes, and restaurants that fill the bustling neighborhood. The hotel features 332 stylish guest rooms including 22 spacious suites, with locally-inspired art incorporated throughout the building. The Hyatt Centric also boasts over 5,000 square feet of customizable meeting and event space with a 2,700 square foot ballroom accommodating up to 200 guests. Each of the seven meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology for modern meetings, with each space named after a different influential or famous Philadelphia native. The 13-story property currently features a fitness center, retail, and underground parking on-site, and will also soon open a full-service restaurant and bar, Patchwork.

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

1180 Ludlow Street

Photo by J. Soefer courtesy of Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City.

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City is the first Pennsylvania location of Hilton’s luxury and lifestyle hotel brand. The 236-room property, located at the East Market development in Center City, offers a boutique lifestyle hotel experience, completing a full revival of the historic Stephen Girard building at 12th and Ludlow streets. The hotel’s robust art program is heavily inspired by Philadelphia’s modern street art with an emphasis on creating a truly local experience. Amenities include approximately 3,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, complimentary Canopy Bikes for exploring the city, rooms and suites with signature Canopy beds, free WiFi, and 24-hour fitness center. An extension of the hotel’s patio, East Market’s 10,000 square foot courtyard is a sunlit oasis in Center City compete with swings, café tables and chairs and string lights, providing a year-round space for events and activations. Canopy Philadelphia is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program, a new program to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in Hilton properties around the world.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

201 N 17th Street

Courtesy of Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.

Philadelphia’s second largest hotel has a new name and significant updates. The reimagined Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown offers more than 60,000 square feet of well-conceived event space and is in walking distance to a number of local attractions. The hotel offers 760 upgraded guestrooms with a contemporary design and panoramic views of Center City. The newly renovated 2,071 square foot fitness center features four Peloton® bikes offering immersive indoor cycling training with live classes and on-demand classes via Peloton Digital®. The completely transformed fitness center offers a variety of cardio and strength-training machines, including the core-strengthening TRX suspension system, along with a full complement of free weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, and medicine balls.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

500 Stevens Drive

King Guest Room. Photo courtesy of Delta Hotels by Marriott Philadelphia Airport.

Opened in January 2021, Delta Hotels by Marriott Philadelphia Airport is located just one mile from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and features 348 brand-new guestrooms and suites and 12,000 total square feet of meeting space across more than 15 meeting areas. The hotel is also only a short drive from South Philadelphia’s sports complex, and the museums, attractions, and historic sites found throughout Philadelphia. The hotel’s amenities include 24-hour business and fitness centers, stylish social spaces, and a Market 1643 restaurant and lounge serving lunch, dinner, coffee and more. Guests can also enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from PHL Airport.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

1 N 19th Street

Bedroom at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at the Comcast Technology Center is now accepting reservations. The luxury hotel is located on the 48th to 60th floors of what is the tallest building in Philadelphia at 1,121 feet (342 meters), which offers sweeping views of the city. With 219 modern guest rooms and 39 suites, the hotel is the perfect venue with more than 15,000 square feet of flexible corporate meeting facilities and event spaces, an infinity pool, a restaurant and lounge on the top floor with 360 views of the city, and a ground floor restaurant. Condé Nast Traveler recently recognized the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Technology Center as one of the best hotels in the world in their 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Windsor Suites Philadelphia

1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Photo courtesy of Windsor Suites Philadelphia.

Windsor Suites Philadelphia has completed multimillion-dollar renovations to its 24th floor with a rooftop infinity pool, skydeck terrace with heaters and a fire pit, a relocated fitness center, private lounge and eight new suites. Most of the 196-suite rooms in the hotel are connected and can be combined as flexible space to be rented. The hotel also features new penthouse rooms.

The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection

21 N Juniper Street

Photo courtesy of The Notary Hotel.

The Notary Hotel, a new Autograph Collection property, has opened in the former Philadelphia City Hall Annex. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was formerly the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown and recently underwent a rebranding and renovation of over $20 million. The property now features 499 guest rooms and over 10,000 square feet of conference space throughout 12 event rooms. Read more: Philadelphia Hotels with History.

Philadelphia Marriott Old City

One Dock Street

Philadelphia Marriott Old City photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

The Philadelphia Marriott Old City, formerly the Sheraton Society Hill, has been reimagined with distinctive spaces and inventive amenities to create an enhanced guest experience, including a four-story Great room Lobby, modern guest rooms, 4,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center, and M Club, the first of its kind in Philadelphia.

Motto by Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

31 S 19th Street

Photo by PIXELLAB.

Formerly the Pod Philly, Philadelphia’s first micro-hotel has reopened as Motto by Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square — an 11-story, 100,000 square-foot property with 252 rooms averaging 180 square-feet and featuring expansive floor to ceiling windows. Rooms include space-efficient queen and bunk bedrooms, barn doors, built-in storage and high-tech amenities allow guests to stream their own media. The hotel has an onsite fitness center, a first-floor restaurant, coffee bar, and a retractable greenhouse-styled rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city, open year-round, at 31 South 19th Street.

Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard

1001 Intrepid Avenue

The recently remodeled Bistro at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard. Photo by J. Goldman.

The only hotel in South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard complex, the Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard has recently completed renovations on several of its public spaces following an increase to its total room count in 2017. The hotel’s lobby and Bistro dining areas have introduced improved seating and amenities for guests, such as pod-like booths with their own dedicated TVs, additional outlets, a massive HDTV wall, and more modern design elements throughout the space. The 1,400 square feet of meeting space has also been renovated to better suit a variety of event types and purposes — such as hybrid meetings — with enhanced audiovisual capabilities and technology.

Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront

1 Penn Street, Camden, New Jersey

Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront photo by A. Steinhardt.

The Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront is the first hotel in Camden, New Jersey, in more than 50 years. The eight-story property features 180 rooms, with 20 custom-built suites that include a kitchenette. From the guest rooms to the hotel restaurant, visitors can enjoy views of the scenic Philadelphia skyline, Delaware River, and Ben Franklin Bridge. Indoor and outdoor dining is onsite at The Water Street Grill, enhanced with firepits, cozy seating, and unique menus. Other amenities and services include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, a 24-hour business center, and a 1,300-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel includes over 4,100-square-foot of multiuse space, equipped with projection screens, 65-inch smart TVs, and built-in audio-visual equipment, including an executive board room and ballroom. A participant in the Hilton CleanStay Program, the hotel will be one of the first in the U.S. to have an upgraded filtration system throughout, known as Bipolar Air Ionization. Playing an important role in Camden’s revitalization, the Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront is just steps away from venues like BB&T Arena, Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship NJ.

 

Philadelphia Hotels Under Renovation

Renovations at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown are nearing completion and include technology upgrades such as workstations in public spaces, impressive amounts of WiFi access points, bandwidth, security and infrastructure systems. Two ballrooms have been renovated (Liberty and Independence). 55” smart TVs have been installed in all 1,408 guest rooms. The lobby has been fully modernized including a new front desk, seating area, library zone, and the Cirq Lobby Lounge. Multiple technology hubs have been installed, most soft furniture has both portal and plug charging capability. Two model guest rooms have nearly been completed so that the largest hotel in Philadelphia may showcase their rooms renovation, which is already in progress.

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

When complete, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown’s front drive will change to revitalize the entrance. New décor and lighting will be installed on the porte-cochere, a new Marriott logo will be placed above the hotel, and in the garden on ground level. A grab & go marketplace will be added to the lobby. All 1,408 guest rooms and hallways will be fully refashioned. The rooms renovation will feature new ceilings, floors and all new lighting and light fixtures in all rooms related areas of the hotel. Guest rooms will have walk-in residential style entrances with polished stone flooring that will continue seamlessly from the entrance into the bathroom. Bathrooms will be fully reconditioned to include walk in showers with dual heads (rain as well as hand-held body wand). Beyond the bathroom, the carpeting, wallpaper, ceiling, lighting and style of the guest room will be fully reinvigorated. New furniture will include beds, seating areas, technology centers and many upgrades.

The PHLCVB has a dedicated team of meeting professionals ready to partner with you on your next, most successful event. Contact us today! Ready to start planning? Submit an RFP.

Cover photo courtesy of W Philadelphia Hotel.

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