The grand opening is still about a year away, but already the Four Seasons Hotel at the Comcast Technology Center is prepping for its big debut in 2018.
First things first: Bringing on Philly native Ben Shank as general manager of the 217-room hotel, which will set up shop on the top 12 floors of the 60-story building, designed by Foster+Partners. Shank, who started out as a busboy at the now-shuttered Fountain Restaurant in Philly, said his goal is to create an atmosphere that will make the new hotel “a reason to visit the city in and of itself.”
The Comcast Technology Center in general will undoubtedly be a must-visit place in Philly when it opens next year. Standing tall at 1,121 feet, it will be the tallest building in Philly and the state Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, the Four Seasons Hotel will be the “most highly situated hotel above street-level in North America,” according to John Gattuso, senior vice president and regional director for Liberty Property Trust, which is a partner on the hotel with Comcast.
Here are more details and renderings of what to expect at the Four Seasons Hotel.
217 hotel rooms
The Four Seasons will be home to 218 high-end hotel rooms—including 38 suites. The entire hotel clocks in at 263,000 square feet. Nightly rates have not yet been revealed.
The spa, fitness center, and indoor lap pool will be located on the 57th floor, according to the Inquirer. Based on this rendering, a dip in the pool will make for one of the most interesting swimming experiences in the city.
An express elevator will bring guests straight to the hotel, located on the 48th through 60th floors of the 60-story tower. The express service will bring people directly to floor 57 and up, where the hotel amenities will be located. A restaurant and lounge will take up the top floor of the tower.
In addition to the hotel, Four Seasons will also manage the three condo units located on the 45th floor of the tower. These units were purchased by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts as private residences for $14.3 million.
The rest of the tower, of course, will be home to Comcast employees. There will also be more restaurants, retail, and public spaces open to the public.