Sonesta Philadelphia Design Statement

Ideally located in Philadelphia’s financial district, the Sonesta Philadelphia offers guests a metropolitan and stylish respite in the heart of the chic Rittenhouse Square district. The Philadelphia property taps into the creative undercurrent that flows through the city and brings that energy into the guest experience. A light-infused lobby welcomes guests and a custom designed “jewel box” sculpture flows across the ceiling, moving visitors through the reception area and up to the front desk. A focal wall, complete with millwork detailing, completes the modern and stylish look of the lobby. Before accessing the guest rooms, patrons move through the lobby Art Gallery. In partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, this space showcases a rotating exhibition of local Philadelphia artists and continues the integration of art and sculpture throughout the property. The addition of this distinctive and inspiring Art Gallery sets the Sonesta Philadelphia apart as a sleek boutique hotel where art and style reign. Newly re-designed guest rooms combine functionality and modern details with traditional materials and references. Further incorporating art and technology, all 439 guest rooms are designed around a warm and robust color pallet featuring crisp white, red and black with accents of warm grey, silver and walnut. 22 new suites throughout the property, as well as the Presidential Suite, boast LED bluetooth mirrors their modern and bold design. The design aesthetic of the Sonesta Philadelphia will appeal to the savvy business traveler, social guests, global art enthusiasts and urban explorers. For special events, corporate meetings or memorable weddings, the Sonesta Philadelphia offers 16,000 square feet of fully renovated and redesigned event space. Also available for special events and hotel guests, this Philadelphia property offers a roof top pool as a relaxing and refreshing escape from the urban excitement happening just outside of the hotel doors. For crafty cocktails and light bites, the Sonesta Philadelphia introduces Art Bar. An artwork in itself, Art Bar features a fresh and contemporary design, incorporating the same bold color palette that flows through the entire hotel. Warm woods and bright clean finishes flank the bar, which serves as the focal point of this space with black tile and marble.  Bar stools, communal tables and window seating offer hotel guests and locals a space to sip, dine, work and mingle.  

The all new Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is located in Center City at the corner of 18th and Market just outside the Square, within walking distance of the business district and many popular downtown Philadelphia attractions. All 439 new well-appointed guest rooms’ offer luxurious bedding, high speed wireless internet access, and views of downtown Philadelphia. The hotel features a seasonal roof top swimming pool with panoramic views of the city, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. With 16,000 square feet of meeting space, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square easily accommodates meetings and events. The hotel offers a spectacular downtown location just 8 miles from Philadelphia (PHL) International Airport. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby historic attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Philadelphia and the hotel’s downtown neighborhood have to offer.

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