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. 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.


With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.