The new Le Meridien Philadelphia, a former YMCA, sports an ultra-modern, bold color scheme and art-strewn hallways, while showcasing the landmark building's architectural history: original wood paneling, a 75-foot atrium, and a grand ballroom. Inside the colorful, 201-room Starwood hotel, which opened for the first time in May, visitors sip libations at the chic bar and bistro, Amuse, which features a menu à la Jean Georges and an iPad sommelier ap that makes wine selection a snap. A few floors above, Meridiens soundproof quarters are outfitted with iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, and high-thread-count linens. Rooms feature views of Love Park, the Philadelphia cityscape, or the skylight-capped atrium.
Book the Thrills of Summer package by September 6, and stay a third night on the house, Thursday through Sunday. Rates start from just $149.
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