- Loews Hotels
- 550,000 Square Feet, 80,000 Square Feet Addition
- $75 Million
- Architect, with Daroff Design serving as Consulting Interior Designer
Originally built as an office building, this 33-story structure was the world’s first international style high-rise, and was designed by Philadelphia’s own Howe and Lescaze. It is located directly across the street from the Reading Terminal Headhouse, which serves as the entrance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and thus was in a prime location for conversion to a hotel.
The hotel consists of approximately 580 units ranging in size. The 33rd floor, with its beautifully detailed board room, accommodates three meeting rooms, while the original 2nd floor banking room makes a spectacular statement as the hotel’s grand ballroom. Street level restaurant space and kitchen facilities in the basement are augmented by two additional ballrooms and supporting food service operations in a 3-story addition.