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.