Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has a plethora of new tourism developments.
Following its opening in August 2019, the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center provides guests with 360-degrees views of the city, occupying the top 12 floors of the 60-story Comcast Innovation and Technology Center building at Arch and 19th Street.
Located at 15th and Chestnut Street, Starwood’s new dual-branded W and Element Hotels property is projected for completion in mid-2020. The 290-room W Philadelphia and 460-room Element Philadelphia Hotel will occupy a 52-story tower and offer guests panoramic city views, an outdoor pool bar and terrace and meeting facilities.
A warehouse on Philadelphia’s centuries-old Municipal Pier 9, located on the central Delaware River waterfront, has been redeveloped into a sprawling mixed-use public space.
Philadelphia’s historic Bourse, which was once home to the country’s first commodities exchange, has been transformed into a food and shopping destination in the Old City. The 1891 Beaux Arts building received a $40 million facelift to accommodate new, local artisanal food, drink and retail vendors and outdoor seating.
The Fashion District of Philadelphia, a mix of retail, dining and entertainment, opened in September 2019. Spanning three blocks, the shopping centre includes national retailers as well as a dine-in movie theatre.
Opening in 2020, the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, an initiative of the American Bible Society, will explore the relationship and role of faith and liberty in fostering core American values through film, interactive media, imagery, artifacts, and more.
The renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art has embarked on a $196 million campaign to create a new public space within the footprint of its landmark building, adding 23,000 square feet of new gallery space. Already completed is Stir, a 76-seat restaurant featuring shape-shifting architecture.
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