NATIONAL REPORT—Across Pennsylvania, there are distinctive hotel projects opening and readying to surprise and delight travelers this summer. Here’s a look at what’s new:
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center
The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning August 12. Located atop the 1,121 ft. Comcast Technology Center in the city’s downtown, there are unobstructed views from the 48th to 60th floors at the building’s very summit.
Hotel Business was on the scene for a preview during the construction of the hotel, which has a keen focus on the locale and technology.
The 219-room hotel will have new restaurant concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick, a full-floor spa and wellness sanctuary and extensive meeting spaces.
In partnership with Comcast, all guestrooms and suites will offer the X1 Video Experience, including approximately 300 channel options and a complimentary library of more than 50,000 movies and shows on demand, all searchable with the X1 voice remote.
TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
TRYP by Wyndham has opened in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, transforming a historic trade school building into a showcase of local art and culture with TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville.
The 108-room hotel was developed by The Century Group, a hospitality company with roots in Pittsburgh and a history of developments with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands.
TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville is steeped in neighborhood history; the building itself is a creative re-adaptation of the city’s former Washington Education Center, a vocational trade school. The hotel features art reflecting the various trades taught in each space – guests can even see remnants of the school’s former basketball court lining the walls of the elevator bank – as well as two restaurants, a coffee bar and wine shop, spectacular rooftop city views, and two distinct event spaces.
Ghost Light Inn
Ghost Light Inn, a new boutique hotel in the heart of historic New Hope, PA on the banks of the Delaware River, is now open. Located next door to the Bucks County Playhouse, the property has a new Garces restaurant and waterfront views. With 12 rooms onsite and three in the adjacent Carriage House, the Ghost Light Inn has been rebuilt to preserve the history and integrity of the original building, which dates back to 1956.