W Hotels Announces Debut of W Philadelphia
W Hotels has announced the opening of its newest property, W Philadelphia. Located in the heart of downtown, the 51-story skyscraper is a celebration of the city’s street art, musical legacy and historic embrace of originality.
“Philadelphia is the quintessential city for a W hotel – rebellious, unexpected and original,” said Tom Jarrold, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Its diverse neighborhoods and rich history attract travelers from around the country and the world and we are excited to put our unique stamp on its luxury hotel scene.”
W Philadelphia features 295 guest rooms including 39 suites, which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic city views. Illuminated in the guestrooms are the words of the Declaration of Independence, etched in graffiti font on a custom light fixture. The signature W Bed is made with a bespoke bedspread print – “Philly Toile” – featuring both modern and historical city icons. A throw pillow features the iconic Robert Indiana LOVE statue on one side and, for a playful twist, the word LUST on the opposite side.
The hotel’s six suite categories feature oversized soaking tubs and ornate details including Danby marble and Chesterfield-style furnishings, as well as the only private guest balconies of any luxury hotel in the city. The WOW and Extreme WOW Suites push the unexpected even further with custom foosball and billiard tables as well as in-room DJ booths.
Equally important to the design of a W is each hotel’s sonic identity. Shaping the sounds of W Philadelphia’s music activations is Joshua Lang, a multi-faceted artist with a background in design and music. In addition to spinning regular sets on property as resident DJ, Lang will book DJ talent with his distinct approach to curating the sound and vibe specific to the hotel’s social outlets.
The hotel also has over 45,000 square feet of event space.
W Philadelphia features an eclectic selection of spaces for guests and locals to socialize as they unwind and indulge.
The Living Room offers coffee from local artisan roaster Rival Bros by day and craft cocktails by night. Then there’s Stevens’ Prophecy, a salon adorned with artwork celebrating Hollywood and Philadelphia royalty, Grace Kelly. The salon will soon feature its own specialty menu including small-batch as well as limited-run spirits. On the 7th floor, the WET Deck features a heated, year-round pool with intricate, green and blue custom tile work inspired by French parterre pattern, while the WET Deck Bar is adorned with a large-scale, pixelated floral motif from floor to ceiling. Dolce, a signature concept of LDV Hospitality, is W Philadelphia’s destination restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Book Your Stay
You can book your W Philadelphia stays now, either paying in cash or by using Marriott Bonvoy points. W Philadelphia is a Category 6 hotel.
Cash prices seem to vary between $250 and $400, while award stays are priced at 40,000 to 60,000 points per night. If you need more Marriott Bonvoy points you can always check out Marriott credit cards for welcome bonuses. You can also earn free nights and get extra perks for your stay.