Exclusive Sneak Peek at the 4.5-Star Hotel Replacing The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is set to close in June and be replaced by a yet-to-be-named luxury hotel. Here's what we know so far.

The new lobby | Courtesy: Sage Hospitality Group

The new lobby | Renderings Courtesy: Sage Hospitality

The Four Seasons will close its doors in June, awaiting the day it can stretch onto its Utopian perch on the top floors of the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in 2018. The current setup at One Logan Square will undergo a $28 million renovation project that will transform it into a 4.5-star hotel concept operated by Sage Hospitality.

A rep from Sage said they’re not ready to release the name of the new hotel. However, they did hook us up with some exclusive renderings that show a completely revamped lobby at the venerable Four Seasons on the Parkway.  Take one look and its clear that Sage is trying to blaze its own luxurious trail at the iconic location. Its sleek, sexy and even artsy look will certainly bring it up to speed with (and possibly outpace) a rapidly growing hotel scene in Philadelphia. We’re chompin’ at the bit to see the rest of it.

“We’re excited to really make this hotel on Logan Square, Philadelphia’s hotel,” said Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality, in an email. “We have more exciting announcements to come but we wanted to give everyone a little peek of what’s to come.”

Owners Host Hotels & Resorts recently issued a report that states the building will undergo “extensive improvements” in the coming months:

The $28 million renovation will include extensive improvements to the ballroom, meeting space and spa and fitness center, while introducing a new roof-top lounge, high-end coffee bar and an exciting restaurant concept, the Urban Farmer. The hotel is expected to re-open late in 2015.

We’ve heard that the hotel could be open as early as November.

As for the Urban Farmer, our pal Jason Sheehan over at Foobooz shared some of the details behind upscale joint replacing The Fountain:

Anyway, the concept they have plans to expand into the former Fountain address is called Urban Farmer. It’s a steakhouse with a gloss of local, farm-to-table-y-ness, and is also the group’s first multi-concept brand (with locations already up and running in Portland and Cleveland). The menu is beef-heavy, with a few seafood departures and some interesting, multicultural departures in the first course.

Tell us what you think of the new-look lobby.

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