Philadelphia & The Countryside Welcome 16 New Hotels in 2019 & 2020


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March 25, 2019
Philadelphia & The Countryside Welcome 16 New Hotels in 2019 & 2020
Luxury, boutique, extended-stay, micro-room and other in-demand hotels to open in the region.




Big-name hotels are opening in Philadelphia—a sky-high Four Seasons, a dual complex of a W and Element—while just-in-Philly properties are strengthening the city’s boutique stock. Altogether, 16 new hotels are unlocking 2,700 new rooms in the city and surrounding four counties. All this new lodging comes at a time of high visitor demand: In 2018, Center City hotel demand grew 5.6% year-over-year, the largest growth in demand in seven years.

So, what else is coming? An ultra-efficient, 250-room micro hotel (Pod Philly) and a 14-room boutique hotel and private lifestyle club (Fitler Club), a historic New Hope redo (Ghost Light Inn), and more new properties in Philadelphia and The Countryside. Here’s a look at the hotels opening through 2020:

Just Opened:

1. Lokal Fishtown – Following the stylish formula it established in Old City, the Lokal in Fishtown operates with an “invisible service” boutique model. Guests receive highly customized concierge guidance without a front desk. staylokal.com

Completed: January 2019
Developer: Stay Lokal
Units: 6
Location: 1421 N. Front Street, Fishtown
Coming In 2019:

2. Fitler Club – This boutique hotel and members-only pool- and bowling alley-equipped lifestyle club will give new life to the former Marketplace Design Center. fitlerclub.com

Expected Completion: March 2019
Developer: David Gutstadt
Rooms: 14
Location: 2400 Market Street, Center City West
3. Holiday Inn & Suites Philadelphia W – Drexel Hill Hotel – On the edge of Philadelphia’s Drexel Hill neighborhood, this Holiday Inn & Suites will include an onsite restaurant, Starlight, complete with an outdoor beer garden, along with a fitness center and heated outdoor pool. ihg.com

Expected Completion: May 2019
Developer: Drexelbrook Associates
Rooms: 98
Location: 5400 Ferne Boulevard, Drexel Hill
4. Candlewood Suites Chester – Airport Area – Each of these pet-friendly suites will feature a spacious kitchen with a stovetop, dishwasher and full-size refrigerator. Guests enjoy close proximity to the Philadelphia Union’s home field at Talen Energy Stadium—just a five-minute drive away—and an outdoor grilling area in the hotel courtyard. ihg.com

Expected Completion: June 2019
Developer: Sunset Hotel Group
Suites: 89, including six accessible rooms
Location: 351 Welsh Street, Chester
5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Horsham Willow Grove – This four-story hotel will feature one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, along with an indoor pool. homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

Expected Completion: September 2019
Developer: Horsham Hotel LP
Rooms: 112
Location: 720 Blair Mill Road, Horsham

The spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
6. Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia – Guests arrive to the hotel’s sky lobby on the 60th floor of the Comcast Technology Center via high-speed elevators. From there, they can ease into their stay with a wellness trip to the spa, fitness facility and infinity pool on the 57th floor. Restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick will draw both nearby and visiting culinary enthusiasts. fourseasons.com

Expected Completion: Summer 2019
Developer: Comcast/Liberty Property Trust
Rooms: 219
Location: One N. 19th Street, Center City
7. Ghost Light Inn – Next door to the Bucks County Playhouse, this historic site—formerly the Playhouse Inn—will be revitalized this summer. The building will connect to the brand-new riverwalk, featuring some of New Hope’s best views of the Delaware River. visitbuckscounty.com

Expected Completion: Summer 2019
Developer: Bridge Street Foundation, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC
Rooms: 15
Location: 50 S. Main Street, New Hope
8. Tru by Hilton Audubon–Valley Forge – Vibrant, affordable, comfortable rooms comprise this hotel, located seven miles from the King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping mall on the East Coast. audubonvalleyforge.trubyhilton.com

Expected Completion: October 2019
Developer: Audubon Land Development
Rooms: 121
Location: 825 Forge Avenue, Audubon
9. Home2 Suites by Hilton – Delaware County’s newest hotel will offer 70,000 square feet of extended-stay suites with full kitchens. Guests will be able to get a workout and wash clothes in Spin2Cycle, the hotel’s combination laundry and fitness area. home2suites3.hilton.com

Expected Completion: Fall 2019
Developer: Roch Capital Inc.
Rooms: 109
Location: 75 Applied Bank Boulevard, Glen Mills
10. Pod Philly – The micro-hotel pioneer arrives in town via an efficient, 11-story Rittenhouse Square building. Philadelphia restaurateurs Greg Root and Michael Kennedy will operate a first-floor restaurant, coffee shop and rooftop restaurant and bar. thepodhotel.com

Expected Completion: Fall 2019
Developer: Modus Hotels & Parkway Corporation
Rooms: 252
Location: 31 S. 19th Street, Rittenhouse Square
11. Home2 Suites by Hilton Ridley Park Philadelphia Airport South – With more than 100 suites, this extended-stay hotel will cater to both business and leisure travelers. home2suites3.hilton.com

Expected Completion: December 2019
Developer: 145 Stewart Partners
Rooms: 113
Location: 145 S. Stewart Avenue, Ridley Park
12. MainStay Suites/Ascend Hotel Collection – Locally inspired artwork will bring the city inside the hotel, and guests who still want a workout after traversing the walkable surrounding city area can pop into the fitness center. choicehotels.com/mainstay

Expected Completion: Winter 2019
Developer: Landmark Property Group
Suites: 118
Location: 917 Arch Street, Chinatown
Slated for 2020:

13. W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia – 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. hotel-development.marriott.com

Expected Completion: Early 2020
Developer: Chestlen Development
Rooms: 295 in the W Philadelphia, 460 in the Element Philadelphia (755 total)
Location: 15th & Chestnut Streets, Center City
14. WoodSpring Suites – The 48,000-square-foot site of this extended-stay concept will feature fully equipped kitchens and a small exercise room. woodspring.com

Expected Completion: Early 2020
Developer: Brookwood Hotels
Rooms: 122
Location: Montgomery County, 101 Lee Drive, Plymouth Meeting
15. The Hyatt Centric Hotel – This 13-story new construction promises a large, rustic modern hotel. An outdoor terrace and onsite underground parking will complement the hotel’s proximity to Rittenhouse Row’s shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and bars. hyatt.com

Expected Completion Date: Mid-2020
Developer: DAS Architects
Rooms: 322
Location: 17th & Chancellor Streets, Center City
16. Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia – This long-awaited complex will bring Philadelphia its second casino within city limits, near South Philadelphia’s trio of sports arenas. The $700 million, 1.5 million square-foot hotel and casino will have 2,200 slots, more than 150 table games and more than 200 hotel rooms. livecasinohotelphilly.com

Expected Completion: December 2020
Developer: The Cordish Companies
Rooms: 200+
Location: 900 Packer Avenue, South Philadelphia
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