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Four Seasons’ new Philadelphia hotel is continent’s highest

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Four Seasons’ new Philadelphia hotel is continent’s highest
FOUR SEASONS — The new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is located between the Comcast Center’s 48th and 60th storeys, making it the highest hotel in North America. Pictured: the sky-lobby at level 60.

PHILADELPHIA — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a hotel that it is billing as North America’s highest.

The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center occupies the 48th to the 60th storeys of the Comcast Center with 180 rooms and 39 suites. An Aug. 12 release said the new building is Philadelphia’s tallest and becomes the 10th tallest structure in the United States.

The entire Comcast Center building, including the interiors and furnishings of the hotel, was designed by architect Norman Foster of Foster + Partners. Artistic director Jeff Leatham developed a floral theme for the interiors and Tokyo-based teamLab continued the design with what is called a modern expression of traditional Japanese painting techniques in the hotel’s arrival lobby.

Musician and visual artist Brian Eno’s created “soundscapes” in the guest rooms while Guerlain developed room technology and bath products.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will run the 59th-floor Jean-Georges Philadelphia restaurant and the 60th-floor JG SkyHigh cocktail bar.

The hotel’s 57th floor includes an indoor pool, a fitness centre developed with training adviser Harley Pasternak, a wellness boutique and the seven-room Spa at Four Seasons.

Event spaces include the Grand Terrace Ballroom with adjacent foyer, a 1,348-square-foot outdoor terrace, the Arch Ballroom, an executive boardroom and three additional spaces on the 59th floor.

“This exceptional new property represents the very best of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, president of worldwide hotel operations for Four Seasons, in the statement. “From architecture to design, artistry and innovation, culinary mastery and wellness expertise, we have worked closely with our visionary partners at Comcast and Liberty Property Trust to assemble an all-star team of virtuosos who are elevating Four Seasons service, quality and artistry to new heights.

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