How the Country’s Highest Hotel Embraces Guests in a Fantasy Cityscape
While Philadelphia is the birthplace of American independence, it is often passed over as a travel destination for bigger East Coast cities. Although, the new Four Seasons is changing the conversation around that and is quickly etching a place as a destination unto itself in the City of Brotherly Love.
This new hotel has been groundbreaking in the world of hotel design and its novel concept has shifted the hospitality landscape of the city, so much so that it is the first and only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel in Philadelphia.
Sitting high atop the Comcast building--the tallest building in Philadelphia--the Norman Foster designed hotel has its lobby situated on the 60th floor, with rooms and restaurants descending throughout several storeys below. What becomes quickly evident, and awe-inspiring at that, is that the unobstructed city views are the backdrop to everything that takes place at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia.
Tables at the Jean-Georges restaurant are placed amidst glass walls where sweeping views of Philadelphia meet the eye at every turn, while the indoor infinity pool on the 57th floor is pushed right up to the edge of the building and offers unprecedented skyline views with every dip. Guest rooms and suites along with spa treatment rooms are afforded the same privilege of views, and all of this adds up to an experience where guests are suspended in the sky at every part of their stay.
The rooms themselves are an ode to modernity; they are soft and comfortable, sumptuous yet approachable and designed in tones which are neutral and gentle, as one would expect of The Fours Seasons. Rooms are finished with details of wood and stone, from the curved wooden walls which are a design detail created to give depth and dimension to the rooms, to coffee tables made of marble.
Another accolade the hotel holds is that The Four Seasons in Philadelphia is currently the highest hotel situated in North America. Staying in a hotel at this height affords guests one more privilege: complete and total ensconcement. Once checked in, guests are suspended in a luxurious bubble in the sky replete with world-class cuisine, spa and wellness experiences, plushly-appointed rooms all set within a spectacular visual setting. So if guests want to check-in and stay within the embrace of the hotel and its hospitality until check-out, there are few better places in the country to do so.