The Biggest Hotel Openings In Philly In 2018 & Beyond

Philadelphia’s hotel scene just keeps getting better...

After a number of key openings and renovations in recent years — and after reaching a landmark 1.1 million leisure room nights in 2017 — an impressive list of high-profile hotel projects have either just opened or are on the books to open in Philadelphia in the next few years.

Big-name hotels are working on new properties — Cambria, W, Element — while just-in-Philly properties are strengthening the city’s boutique cred. Altogether, nine new hotels are unlocking 1,902 new rooms to meet visitor demand, which has increased at a rate of 86 percent over the past 20 years.

So, what’s coming? A sky-high Four Seasons, a dual-hotel complex housing a W and an Element, an extended-stay property (ROOST Apartment Hotel) and an “invisible service” model (Lokal Fishtown), plus several major renovations.

Read on for a look at Philadelphia’s new, soon-to-come and revamped hotels.

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Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City

Bedroom at the Cambria PhiladelphiaPhoto by E. McDonald for Choice Hotels

Along the Avenue of the Arts, this 15-story addition to the hotel scene features a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop lounge and fitness center.

Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City

When:Completed March 2018
Where:Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City, 219 S. Broad Street

www.cambriaphiladelphia.com

COMING IN 2018 AND BEYOND

Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Downtown/Center City

Housed in what was the iconic Parker Hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers fitness facilities and free hot breakfast, along with a super-convenient location.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Downtown/Center City

When:Expected Completion: June 2018
Where:Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown/Center City, 261 S. 13th Street

www.marriott.com

ROOST Apartment Hotel

The third Philadelphia location of this extended-stay brand will house studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse units on five floors of a new, 23-story building.

ROOST Apartment Hotel

When:Expected Completion: fall 2018
Where:ROOST Apartment Hotel, 1199 Ludlow Street

www.myroost.com/philadelphia

Lokal Fishtown

Following the formula it established in the Old City neighborhood, the Fishtown outpost of this boutique hotel promises an “invisible service” model. Guests can count on highly customized concierge guidance without a front desk and other typical hotel amenities. The apartment-style one- and two-bedroom units invite visitors to live like locals.

Lokal Fishtown

When:Expected Completion: fall 2018
Where:Lokal Fishtown, 1421 N. Front Street

www.staylokal.com

MainStay Suites/Ascend Hotel Collection

Locally inspired artwork will bring the city inside this hotel, and guests who still want a workout after traversing the walkable downtown can pop into the fitness center.

MainStay Suites/Ascend Hotel Collection

When:Expected Completion: early 2019
Where:MainStay Suites/Ascend Hotel Collection, 917 Arch Street

www.choicehotels.com

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Rendering of the Four Seasons Hotel PhiladelphiaImage courtesy Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

The 60-story Comcast Technology Center — the tallest building in Philadelphia — will also house a luxury occupant: the Four Seasons. Guests arrive to the hotel’s sky lobby on the top floor, and then they can ease into their stay with a trip to the spa, fitness facility and infinity pool on the 57th floor. Restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs Jean-George Vongerichten and Greg Vernick will draw both local and visiting food lovers.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

When:Expected Completion: winter 2018/2019
Where:Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, 1 N. 19th Street

www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia

W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

Image courtesy Code Linder Architects

It took a full 24 hours to pour the concrete for each floor of this 52-story, dual-hotel complex. Each floor looks a little different than any of the others.

W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

When:Expected Completion: summer 2019
Where:W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia, 15th & Chestnut streets

www.hotel-development.marriott.com

Pod Philly

Image courtesy Pod Philly

The micro-hotel pioneer arrives in town via this efficient, modern, 11-story building just two blocks from Rittenhouse Square. There will be a coffee bar by Greg Root and Nick Kennedy of Root and a rooftop greenhouse bar with a retractable roof of its own.

Pod Philly

When:Expected Completion: september 2019
Where:Pod Philly, 31 S. 19th Street

www.thepodhotel.com

Hyatt Place Philadelphia Airport

Hyatt is expanding the footprint of its popular select-service brand with the opening of a Hyatt Place near Philadelphia International Airport.

Hyatt Place Philadelphia Airport

When:Expected Completion: late 2019
Where:Hyatt Place Philadelphia Airport, 4521 Island Avenue

www.hyatt.com

RECENTLY REVAMPED

Le Méridien Philadelphia

Amuse at Le MeridienPhoto courtesy Le Meridien

A $5.8 million renovation brought major upgrades to every aspect of this modern, French-inspired hotel housed in a 1907 building. The lobby, restaurant and guest rooms feature new furniture, flooring and artwork.

Le Méridien Philadelphia

When:Completed: March 2018
Where:Le Méridien Philadelphia, 1421 Arch Street

www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

King bed in the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown HotelPhoto courtesy Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Once The Franklin Hotel, this 13-floor property underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation and a rebranding. The common spaces and 152 guestrooms now sport a contemporary, urban design — think black-white-and-wood spaces with gold accents and local art — and the new bar and restaurant add a lively, welcoming vibe to the ground level.

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

When:Completed: April 2018
Where:Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 401 Chestnut Street

www.marriott.com

UNDER RENOVATION

The Rittenhouse

Exterior of The Rittenhouse in PhiladelphiaPhoto courtesy Philip Gabriel Photography

When completed, the current upgrades will mark the last phase in a complete renovation that has transformed the 118-room hotel over the last five years. This piece of the overhaul, which accounts for $10 million of the $20 million total, will take guestrooms from elegant to divine.

The Rittenhouse

When:Expected Completion: late spring 2018
Where:The Rittenhouse, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square

www.rittenhousehotel.com

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown/Autograph

A $23 million revamp will transform the 499-room Courtyard into The Notary, an Autograph Collection hotel. Guests of the property will enjoy an upscale experience.

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown/Autograph

When:Expected Completion: June 2019
Where:Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown/Autograph, 21 N. Juniper Street

www.marriott.com

Sheraton Society Hill

Photo courtesy Sheraton Society Hill

With new owners at the helm, this hotel will get a new, to-be-announced name and a reimagined environment. The public and guest spaces — lobby, restaurant, rooms, indoor pool and event spaces — will welcome visitors to Philadelphia's Historic District.

Sheraton Society Hill

When:To be announced
Where:Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, 1 Dock Street

www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com

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