Philadelphia’s first hotels under Starwood's W and Element brands will open in a downtown tower that broke ground this week and is due to be completed in early 2018.

The W Philadelphia will have 295 rooms as well as a gym, a spa and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. The Element Philadelphia will have 460 rooms and will offer amenities such as free bikes as well as a separate gym.

The hotels will be built in a 51-story tower that’s across the street from Philadelphia City Hall and within walking distance to the Philadelphia Convention Center.

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