Situated in the heart of downtown , the re-designed Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is surrounded by exciting entertainment venues, world class restaurants, shopping, museums and historic attractions. Explore Philadelphia’s walkable neighborhoods and national treasures including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We look forward to introducing you to the City of Brotherly Love with the genuine hospitality that has made us a stand-out event destination among Philadelphia hotels.

The Perfect Blend of Convenience and Comfort

Your group will feel right at home in our re-designed stylish guest rooms and suites. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access and a spacious work desk along with cable/satellite television, flat-screen LCD televisions, in-room coffee maker, in-room safe, iHome docking station (for iPhone 4) and mini-refrigerator. Guests who upgrade to an Executive Club Room will enjoy additional benefits including complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments in the Executive Club Lounge. Experience the refreshed ARTBAR, a fresh and contemporary space in the lobby level for guests and locals to sip, dine and mingle.  Enjoy the warmer weather by dining alfresco with our new outdoor seating along 18th street – perfect for people-watching! Sip art-inspired cocktails during Revive at Five Happy Hour from 5 to 8 PM.  Our on-site restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse opened in June 2016. With the best USDA prime steak in Center City Philadelphia, we look forward to becoming the city's new favorite hang out. With an entrance located conveniently in the hotel lobby, guests will be able to experience a special 500 degree sizzle and award-winning wine list. In the meantime, when you need to unwind, visit the 24-hour fitness center, lounge beside the seasonal 8th floor rooftop pool and enjoy complimentary access to the nearby Philadelphia Sports Club. Our knowledgeable concierge is also available for team building activity recommendations and reservations based on your group’s interests.

Choose from 16,000 Square Feet of Premier Event Space

The Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel features 16 modern and versatile space, including the expansive 4,851-square-foot Wyeth Ballroom, easily accommodating up to 600 guests. Whether you are planning an intimate seminar for 10 attendees or conference for several hundred, you will find the perfect setting for all of your event needs. And with everything from customized catering options to audiovisual support taken care of by our experienced staff, you can enjoy being a guest at your own event.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 1.07 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.30 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.62 miles

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Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Air Conditioning
  • Associations AAA
  • Bus Parking
  • WiFi Free
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Valet Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Maker
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fitness Center
  • Flat Panel TV
  • Free Daily Newspaper
  • Guest laundry
  • In Room Hairdryer
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Iron Board
  • Lounge Bar
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Safe Available


  • Associations ABA
  • Associations NTA

Facility Information

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Reunion Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Student Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly
  • 215.825.6703

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Discover
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa

Venue Amenities

  • Onsite AV Available


Facility Amenities

  • Gift Shop


Total Venue Square Feet

  • 8,875


Check in time

  • 4 PM

Check out time

  • 12PM

Number of Double Rooms

  • 188

Total Rooms

  • 439
Room Name Height Area Auditorium
Wyeth Ballroom 12 ft 4,851 sq ft 600 500 300 500
Whistler Ballroom 10 ft 2,128 sq ft 180 150 90 210
Hopper Room 10 ft 720 sq ft 54 50 39 50
Homer Room 10 ft 816 sq ft 90 60 48 80
O'Keefe Room 10 ft 360 sq ft 36 20 24 35

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