W Hotels Plans Hotel & Residences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia will soon be adding a W Hotel to its list of desired destinations and national appeal. W Hotels, the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world, announced Wednesday plans for a new W Hotel & Residences in downtown Philadelphia, PA, scheduled to open in 2009. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., W's parent company, entered into a management agreement with 1200 Arch Street Associates L.P. to develop the property. Starwood will manage the hotel as a W and license the residential units as W Residences. The hotel will feature 250 luxurious guest rooms, including 26 suites, three Wow suites and one Extreme Wow suite. Guests will indulge in a 6,500 square-foot Bliss Spa, a signature restaurant and bar with outdoor garden space and 11,000 square-feet of meeting space.

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