A $10 million renovation has just wrapped up at The Westin Philadelphia.

All 294 guest rooms received facelifts that included new furniture, paint and wall coverings, carpeting and updated décor. Two of the hotel’s dining features—Winthrop & Valentine and The Lobby Bar—underwent major changes giving the spaces a more sophisticated and contemporary feels.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to better delight our guests with these remarkable upgrades,” says Ryan Sistare, general manager at the hotel. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our renovated hotel, where they will enjoy all the Westin brand’s signature services and amenities designed to inspire well-being.”

The hotel boasts more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space that can hold up to 700 guests and is located five minutes from the Amtrak train station and 15 from the Philadelphia International Airport. 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.