Make Plans to Visit Philly

Philly is more fun when you sleepover and the hotels are springing up everywhere. Check them out and pair them with some great activities.

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

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  • 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

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

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growingbig | Life in Pumps The 60-story Comcast Technology Center—the tallest building in Philadelphia—will open in late fall 2018 with a luxury occupant: the Four Seasons. The hotel lobby occupies the top floor, while the spa, fitness facility and infinity pool are on the 57th floor. The 219-room property will also feature restaurants helmed by chefs Jean-George Vongerichten and Greg Vernick.
  • 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

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  • 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:

  • 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

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

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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

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

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