Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Philadelphia

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences Philadelphia
General information
Status Never built
Type Hotel and Residential
Location 1414 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 39°57′04″N 75°09′54″W / 39.951213°N 75.165051°W / 39.951213; -75.165051Coordinates: 39°57′04″N 75°09′54″W / 39.951213°N 75.165051°W / 39.951213; -75.165051
Cost US$420 million
Owner Mariner Commercial Properties, Inc.
Management Hilton Hotels Corporation
Height
Roof 670 feet (200 m)
Technical details
Floor count 58
Design and construction
Architect Cope Linder Architects of Philadelphia
Developer Mariner Commercial Properties, Inc. and Gatehouse Capital Corporation

Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Philadelphia was a proposed skyscraper in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was to be built in the former One Meridian Plaza lot, half of which is now occupied by The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton. The project comprised a 670 feet (200 m)/58 floor tower located at 1441 Chestnut Street and was to be completed by Waldorf Astoria Philadelphia by the year 2012.[1] This hotel would have been a property of the developing Waldorf=Astoria Collection, a luxury chain of hotels and resorts, owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation but the project was canceled and the lot was sold in 2010.[2]

In its place, a new Starwood W Hotel and Element by Westin hotel has been secured approval, and construction is planned to start fall 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One of the First Grand Hotels Meets One of the Country’s First Cities". Bloomberg. 2008-10. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ Pruitt, A.D. (2010-08-11). "A Sluggish Philadelphia Story". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Dual-brand hotel project planned at Meridian site on Chestnut". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 20 August 2013.