Landmark Philadelphia hotel getting modern makeover
The Latham is a modern boutique hotel that embodies classic ideas and design that withstand stylistic trends, all with striking elegance that recall both the unique history of Philadelphia, and the comforts of a contemporary urban traveler.
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, The Latham is surrounded by the city’s finest restaurants, shops and theatres. Many nationally renowned museums and historical landmarks including: The Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Independence Mall and the National Constitution Center are all just minutes away.
Considered a Philadelphia landmark, the Latham Hotel built in 1907 has been recognized on the National Register of Historic places by the United States Department of Interior as one of Philadelphia’s historic treasures. Architecturally brilliant as well as being modernized by featuring the latest amenities, this historic landmark is reportedly one of the finest hotels in America for business and leisure travelers alike.
Guests can also enjoy complimentary chauffeur service in a 2012 Audi A8 luxury sedan, available for transport within Center City upon request. The chauffeur service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to a predetermined radius of the hotel.
All of the accommodations at The Latham Hotel have been fully renovated, with design elements that provide for a contemporary modern sophistication, complemented by the preeminent location of the hotel next to Rittenhouse Square at 17th and Walnut in Center City, Philadelphia.
Upscale Philadelphia accommodations feature in-room Keurig coffee makers with a selection of regular and decaffeinated coffees as well as tea. Gilcrest & Soames luxury bath products are provided in all guestrooms. The Latham Hotel is 100% smoke free, and provides complimentary Wifi.
The Latham Hotel was originally designed as a 14-story upscale apartment house in 1907 on the site of the home of William Bucknell, a world-renowned Philanthropist and the founder of Bucknell University. The building housed the most elite members of Philadelphian society until the late 1960’s when a group of forward thinking investors purchased the building with the intent to completely reinvent the structure. In 1970, the historic Latham Hotel first opened its doors.
Four decades later, the Latham Hotel continues to set the pace for boutique hotels, amenities and comfort while remaining true to the property’s architectural integrity. Having undergone recent updates and renovations to ensure modern innovation, the Latham still touts a spectacular Victorian style exterior. Additionally, the hotel’s interior still exudes the style and charm of the period and proudly showcases many of the building’s original artifacts.
Today, the Latham Hotel holds membership in the Historic Hotels of America—a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation—solidifying the property’s historic relevance in Philadelphia.
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205 S. 18th Street
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