W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Dual Hotel Tower

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Owner: Chestlen Development
Developer: Vine Street Matthews Development
Architect: Cope Linder Associates

O’Donnell & Naccarato is providing ongoing structural engineering design services for the 51-story W Philadelphia / Element Philadelphia dual hotel tower. A total of 755 guest rooms operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts will be housed in the 773,500 SF, cast-in-place concrete structure under the banners of two distinctive and unique brands. Separate lobbies will provide access to suites, ground-level retail, amenities, event and restaurant spaces, as well as below-grade parking for up to 171 vehicles.

The 295-room W Philadelphia boasts a number of luxury amenities including the W Living Room, VIP room and a 150-seat restaurant, a 2,900 SF spa, a 1,400 SF gym, a 7,000 SF WET outdoor terrace with a year-round heated outdoor pool and bar, and a 45,000 SF meeting and event space. With 460 rooms, Element Philadelphia offers a 1,400 SF breakfast and lounge area, a 1,600 SF fitness center, and 560 SF of branded meeting space.