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  • Starwood opens a Méridien hotel in Philadelphia

    Daniel Fountain
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    Starwood Hotels has opened the doors of their newest hotel, Le Méridien Philadelphia in the US. The hotel is in a former YMCA building that was originally designed by American architect Horace Trumbauer, who also designed Philadelphia’s Union League and Museum of
    Art.
    The historic adaptive reuse property was developed for HEI Hotels & Resorts, who will
    be the owner and operator of the hotel.

    Le Méridien Philadelphia joins Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis, which recently was added to the brand’s portfolio in February.

    The new Méridien features 202 guestrooms and suites; a signature restaurant,a French brasserie Amuse; a lobby bar; and 1,500m of flexible meeting space, including a 200-seat Ballroom and the Abele Library, a 400sqm reception space overlooking City Hall.

    The hotel is adjacent to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    Le Méridien and W Hotels Worldwide, global brand leader, Eva Ziegler said: “We are excited about our debut in Philadelphia, a city that shares Le Méridien’s passion for art, culture and creativity. With its vibrant arts scene, rich history and modern sophistication, Philadelphia is an ideal fit for Le Méridien as we continue to strategically open new hotels in primary, urban markets, cultural capitals and resort destinations across North America and globally.”

    Daniel Fountain / 11.05.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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