Philly Sheraton converting to Marriott property

The upcoming Philadelphia Marriott Old City will have 364 guestrooms and the brand's Great Room. Photo credit: PM Hotel Group

The Buccini/Pollin Group and Marriott International announced plans to transition the Sheraton Society Hill into the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. The transformation of the 364-room hotel will be complete in July 2019.

“We are thrilled to partner on creating a new Marriott experience in Old City Philadelphia that will provide premium meeting and event spaces along with a welcoming Great Room and premium M Club Lounge, alongside world-class guestrooms and dining,” Dave Pollin, president of The Buccini/Pollin Group, said in a statement. “This project represents an exciting new chapter for this property in the heart of historic Philadelphia with a design connecting colonial with contemporary, industry and artistry, city grid and historic port in one truly unique hotel.”

“Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests’ creativity,” said Julius Robinson, SVP/Marriott International, Classic Premium Brands. “This project is a great opportunity for us to inspire our guests in forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature. We are excited to bring the new Marriott Hotels experience to Old City Philadelphia.”

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The project is being designed by BLTa with interiors by Krause Sawyer.

The Buccini/Pollin Group also recently performed a complete revitalization of the former Omni Hotel into the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, a Marriott-affiliated project that delivered in March 2018. 

The future Philadelphia Marriott Old City (currently the Sheraton Society Hill) and the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown are managed by PM Hotel Group, a third-party hotel management company that operates a diverse and growing portfolio of luxury, lifestyle, full- and select-service hotels nationwide.

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