The brand new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is now open

The brand new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is now open

Located at the top of the 1,212-foot-tall Comcast Technology Center (the tallest building in Philadelphia, and the 10th highest in the country), the hotel is situated between the 48th and the 60th floors boasting unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the city in all of its 189 rooms and 39 suites.

Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations, said that “from architecture to design, artistry and innovation, culinary mastery and wellness expertise, we have worked closely with our visionary partners at Comcast and Liberty Property Trust to assemble an all-star team of virtuosos who are elevating Four Seasons service, quality and artistry to new heights… You could pick up this hotel and put it any place – New York, London, Paris, or Bangkok – and it would be the best hotel in town.”

The new hotel features:

A separate entrance: while the main walk-in entrance to the CTC is on 18th Street, the Four Seasons has a totally separate entrance a block away. You can access it from the Comcast lobby via an art-filled underground concourse, or through the official hotel address (1 N. 19th St.), where you’ll find a circular driveway for guests to pull up cars, unload and meet valet parking attendants. Guests will check in on the 60th floor, regardless of the entrance location.

Great restaurants, including:

  • The Jean-Georges: open to the public, this is the first Philadelphia project of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant is located on the 59th floor, and is open from breakfast through dinner.
  • Vernick Fish: located on the ground level, Greg and Julie Venick’s restaurant provides a more grounded food experience. Guests should expect a “modern oyster bar” menu, and lots of seafood with a focus on sustainability.
  • JG SkyHigh: located directly across from The Jean-Georges, this is a slightly more casual lounge and bar where reservations are not needed to secure a seat.

An infinity pool (for guests only): next to the gym, the hotel’s pool is not available to the public even when booking a spa treatment. It stretches to the edge of a floor-to-ceiling windowed room, and offers views of the neighboring skyscrapers and the sky above.

Digital “do not disturb” signs: guestroom doors feature a digital “do not disturb” sign that guests can activate from the side of their beds. Although the room opens with standard-style key cards, the color of the room number light turns red when the sign is activated.

Event spaces: throughout the building, the hotel offers 15,000 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms, an ample outdoor terrace, and others.

According to Clerc,“This exceptional new property represents the very best of Four Seasons.”

Sources: fourseasons.com “Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center”
billypenn.com “The Four Seasons Philadelphia: 13 things to know about Philly’s fancy new hotel” by Danya Henninger. Aug 12, 2019
breakingtravelnews.com “Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Centre welcomes first guests.” Aug 12, 2019
nbcphiladelphia.com “Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Opens to Public in Philly’s Tallest Skyscraper” by Taylor Horn. Aug 12, 2019