W Philadelphia Opens August 20 in Downtown Philly

W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of W Philadelphia, a 51-story skyscraper located in the heart of downtown and set to debut on August 20. Intended to be as "diverse as the city itself," the hotel will showcases an extensive artwork collection, ranging from abstract murals to oil and digital print portraits of the city’s most famous musicians of the past and present. Most of the artwork is commissioned by the hotel using the talent of local artists.

What can guests expect? W Philadelphia has 295 guestrooms, including 39 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. The hotel’s six suite categories offer oversized soaking tubs, Danby marble and Chesterfield-style furnishings, as well as private guest balconies. Cool Touch: The WOW and Extreme WOW Suites have custom foosball and billiard tables, and in-room DJ booths.

For drinks and dining, the Living Room serves coffee from local artisan roaster Rival Bros. during day, and craft cocktails curated by local mixologist Resa Mueller at night. Stevens’ Prophecy, a salon adorned with artwork celebrating Hollywood and Philadelphia royalty, Grace Kelly, will soon have its own specialty menu, including small-batch and limited-run spirits. On the seventh floor, the WET Deck has a heated, year-round pool and a bar. Around the corner is the Secret Garden, where illuminated busts of Benjamin Franklin and Marie Antoinette are tucked amongst the greenery. The urban retreat will play host to local pop-ups and host live music performances. Dolce, a signature concept of LDV Hospitality, is W Philadelphia’s destination restaurant and offers regional Italian dishes.

Joshua Lang, the in-house DJ at W Philadelphia, will curate the sound and vibe specific to the hotel’s social outlets, be it the Living Room or the WET Deck.

Also located on the seventh floor is the AWAY Spa, which includes a lounge, beauty bar and DJ setup for intimate events. With five treatment rooms, the spa offers a custom detox menu (including a “Detox Massage,” “Detox Body Peel and Wrap” and a “Detox Facial”) in addition to traditional luxury spa services. The hotel also has a 24/7 fitness center where guests can enroll for classes with local fitness pros.

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