Morning Headlines: Four Seasons Hotel Will Move into Philly’s Newest High-Rise
Yesterday, we kept you updated on the forthcoming Comcast Innovation and Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street. Today, we brief you on one of its future tenants.
Despite having more rooms at its current location, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at 1 Logan Square is moving into Philly’s newest high-rise in the works. In making the change, the luxury hotel will reducing the amount of rooms it has to offer from 357 to 200, but will have the added attraction of being at the top of the skyscraper (it will be the tallest in the country that isn’t in New York or Chicago).
But, not to worry. The Inquirer’s Joseph N. DiStefano reports the move will not necessarily leave the Logan Square site in want of a new occupant:
The current hotel building’s owner, Host Hotels & Resorts of Bethesda, Md., operates hotels of several chains, and might rebrand the Parkway space as a JW Marriott, for example, suggested Ed Grose, head of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association. JW Marriott is one of the higher-priced chains owned by Marriott International, which operates several large Philadelphia-area hotels.
In the meantime, more headlines…
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• Who Is Famed Architect Norman Foster? [NBC Philadelphia]
• Community splits over casino cash [the Daily News]
• J.C. Penney store closures will include two locally [Philadelphia Business Journal]
• Love Letters: Philadelphia [HuffPost Travel]