Home2 Suites

Philadelphia's $60 million Home2 Suites, located at 12th and Arch Streets is moving along well with and opening scheduled for August of this year.  At much a disappointment for advocates for beautiful architecture in Philadelphia, this partially prefabricated building shows a lack of concern for aesthetics from the developers, shouting a far cry from what could have possibly been and beautiful modern W Hotel.

However this being the first new hotel construction in over a decade is in fact a positive thing.  The new hotel will be a focused service property, one in which essential service elements are intact– like housekeeping and front desk staff– but luxury level elements like concierge are eliminated.

The 248 suites will start at 365 square feet each.  In keeping with Hilton's Home2 brand, each room will feature a connectivity panel and a working wall.  The working wall spans the entire length of the room and includes space for a 42" flat screen TV, wardrobe, desk, and kitchenette. The connectivity panel allows guest to sync their Mac devices to their TV to watch anything available on iTunes.  The hotel will feature an open lobby, meeting space, a pool, fitness center, and Wii lounge specifically designed for practicing yoga.


  1. What about that big new hotel by 41st and Walnut?

  2. The Hilton on 41st and Walnut does not count as new construction for center city and it is an extended stay facility marketed to families at nearby University City Hospitals.