Westin Philadelphia completes $2M renovation of event spaces

The Westin Philadelphia, a 294-room hotel situated between City Hall and Rittenhouse Square, completed the $2 million renovation of its event spaces, including the Grand Ballroom and the Georgian Room with views overlooking 17th Street.

Bill Rooney Studio’s redesign of The Westin Philadelphia was inspired by the neighboring Schuylkill River and Philadelphia’s natural world and history.

The brand new event spaces provide backdrops for weddings, galas and conferences. The six-month transformation added a modern room design with a monochromatic color palette, watercolor-looking wall covers and a Monet-inspired aesthetic. The renovation also included the addition of new chairs, a range of bar and table options, lighting and audiovisual package, stage design and linens. Additionally, the new leaf carpet design, implemented throughout all public spaces, celebrates the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, who named the city streets after trees and plants instead of people.


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This newly completed transformation is the first phase of a larger renovation. All of the newly-renovated event spaces are available to reserve ahead of October’s grand reveal with the second phase slated to start in November. It will be completed by late February 2020 and will focus on updating the guest arrival experience, including the lobby, restaurant and bar, additional meeting rooms and fitness center.

Jay Dellavecchia is the GM of the property.

Photo credit: Westin Philadelphia