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Upgraded Amenities for Business Travelers at The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

Guests have access to a Tesla Model X house car, plus longer and wider desks, Bluetooth and color ink printers, and more

Jean-Georges restaurant on the 59th floor / Photo: Courtesy of Christian Horan Photography

Four Seasons is a mainstay luxury hotel brand, but its properties aren’t identical. Some locations are uninspired and devoid of personality, while others make for memorable stays.

After a recent visit, I have no doubt that Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is a prime example of the latter. Following the closure of the original Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, the brand debuted its new location in 2019 in the Comcast Technology Center, the city’s tallest building. It occupies the top 12 floors of the 60-story tower, and the unobstructed views of the skyline on the elevator ride to check-in are a hint of the impressive experience ahead.

As soon as I stepped into the lobby, I was struck by the architecture and interiors. The acclaimed British architect Norman Foster is behind the airy, contemporary aesthetic that includes bronze colors and materials, triple-height ceilings, a staircase flanked by two black stone walls with flowing water, and a glowing onyx wall behind the reception desk. Jeff Leatham, the storied floral designer, is the hotel’s artistic director and creator of the stunning floral arrangements throughout the public spaces. The 219 rooms have a similarly chic vibe.

The property may not be brand-new, but it has upped the game recently with additional amenities for business travelers, many of whom tend to stay in the 39 suites. All rooms can now be equipped with longer and wider desks, Bluetooth and color ink printers, more power strips with USB chargers, and laptop trays with a wireless mouse and keyboard—not to mention sleek Herman Miller ergonomic chairs.

Raw diver scallop with sea urchin at Jean-Georges / Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons

And there are other extras for guests with business on their mind, including access to a Tesla Model X house car for complimentary rides around town and an Express Lunch option in the property’s mobile app for in-room dining delivered in 30 minutes or less. I stayed in a Skyline Corner suite that featured one and a half bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, a wet bar and a curved sofa where I could stretch my legs and easily pass an evening working or watching a movie while sipping a good wine.

The room also had several Leatham floral displays but one stood out, overflowing with red roses near a bathtub that overlooked the city. I’m not the type of person who usually takes baths, but with a setting like this it was hard not to partake, even for only a short soak. Then I did manage to leave the retreat of my suite to see what the rest of the hotel had to offer.

Infinity-edge pool on the 57th floor / Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons

The 57th-floor spa, with more than 700 pounds of healing crystals studded in the walls, was tops for me. It featured a large fitness center, lap pool, saunas and steam rooms and treatment rooms for facials, massages and other services. A deep tissue massage relaxed my achy muscles after a week of heavy workouts, and I immediately dozed off in the serene relaxation room.

Treatment room at the spa / Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons

Dining at the hotel presented a dilemma. Should I have dinner at the upscale Jean-Georges, the 59th-floor showcase for the famous chef’s cuisine? Or should I opt for the ground-floor Vernick Fish, a seafood spot that’s among Philadelphia’s buzziest restaurants? In the end, I managed to get a flavor of both: drinks and breakfast at JG SkyHigh, a lively and more casual Jean-Georges outpost on the 60th floor with live music in the evenings, and dinner at Vernick Fish. My sea-bream crudo and simply seared scallops were delicious and allowed the quality of the seafood to shine.

The polished but warm service at Four Seasons Comcast Center rounded out my outstanding stay. Whether it’s for work or play, I look forward to coming again.