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Four Seasons’ new hotel in Philadelphia is now open. The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is billed as the highest-situated hotel in North America, perched on the uppermost floors of what is now the city’s tallest building and the 10th highest in the United States.
Norman Foster of Foster + Partners helmed the design of the new property, as well as the Comcast Center building, interiors and furnishings. Inside, Artistic Director Jeff Leatham has created floral art in his signature style, with designs throughout from the ground floor entry to the 60th floor hotel lobby. In addition, Tokyo-based teamLab has envisioned a giant digital floral experience as a modern expression of traditional Japanese painting techniques in the hotel’s arrival lobby.
Each of the hotel’s 180 rooms and 39 suites has unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the city and beyond. Guests are welcomed upon entry to their guest room by musician, record producer and visual artist Brian Eno’s soundscapes, created exclusively for the hotel; after which, they can take advantage of bath products by Guerlain.
In partnership with Comcast, all guest rooms and suites also 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.
Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has chosen Four Seasons for his Philadelphia debut with the 59th floor Jean-Georges Philadelphia restaurant and the 60th floor JG SkyHigh cocktail bar.
James Beard winner Greg Vernick is also part of the Four Seasons culinary team, spearheading Vernick Fish, a modern American oyster bar that’s open to the street. The space is also the first project in the city by Tihany Design. Also on property is the Vernick Coffee Bar, which opened late last year as a full-service café, barista bar and to-go bakery.
On the 57th floor is a large indoor pool that “spills” into the sky; a fitness center in partnership with celebrity training guru and Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor Harley Pasternak; a wellness boutique; and the seven-treatment room Spa at Four Seasons.
For weddings, venues include the Grand Terrace Ballroom with adjacent foyer and 1,348-square-foot outdoor terrace, as well as the smaller Arch Ballroom on the fifth floor; an executive boardroom on the second floor; and three additional spaces atop the hotel on the 59th floor that can be configured for receptions of up to 80 guests. Every room has natural light, and celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham is available to work with planners.