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Sonesta International Hotels to Open the 445-room
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia in Pennsylvania

The Rebranding of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia Downtown will Occur in June 2012

Boston, MA - April 24, 2012 – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announces its first hotel in Pennsylvania, the 445-room Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.  Scheduled to come under Sonesta management June 18th, 2012, the hotel is located in downtown Philadelphia just 8 miles from Philadelphia International (PHL) Airport.  The hotel is currently known as the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia Downtown.  Additional information and reservations for stays after June 18, 2012 are available at

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia is within walking distance of the business district and many popular downtown Philadelphia attractions. Guest rooms offer luxurious bedding, high speed wireless internet access, and views of downtown Philadelphia.  The hotel features a swimming pool with panoramic views of the city, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. With 16,000 square feet of meeting space, Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia easily accommodates meetings and events.  The hotel features a full service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining in a pub style atmosphere.

Philadelphia is a vibrant and historic colonial city.  The hotel’s downtown neighborhood is home to Rittenhouse Square, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute.  Philadelphia’s venues for professional sports are located nearby.  Theaters, museums and great restaurants are a short walk from the hotel.

About Sonesta Collection
Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally inspired and artfully presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Hilton Head Island, Philadelphia, Sint Maarten (2), Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Sonesta Collection is opening soon in: Panama City, Panama; Ushuaia, Argentina; and Villavicencio, Colombia. Visit or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.


Lorie Juliano
Corporate Director of Communication
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

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Also See: Sonesta International Hotels to Debut its Sonesta ES Suites Extended Stay Brand with the Opening of the 141-room Sonesta ES Suites Burlington in Massachusetts; Reflagging of the Current Staybridge Suites Burlington to Occur in June 2012 / April 2012

The 195-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Baltimore to Open in Maryland through a Rebranding of the Intercontinental Hotel Baltimore / April 2012

Hospitality Properties Trust and Sonesta International Hotels to Open the 340-room Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in South Carolina / March 2012

Sonesta Collection Opens 112-room Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil in Equador; Managed by GHL Hoteles / June 2011

Sonesta Collection Opens 118-room Sonesta Hotel Cartagena in Colombia, South America; Managed by GHL Hoteles / May 2011

Sonesta Collection Opens 126-room Sonesta Hotel Bogota in Bogota, Colombia, South America Managed by GHL Hoteles / March 2011

Dodd Mitchell & Sonesta International Hotels Form Collaborative Parnership for Launch of New Brand, KEPT Hotels & Resorts / January 2011

South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference 2010 Reveals Colombia's Dynamic Growth in Tourism and Hotel Development / October 2010

John J. DePaul Named Executive Vice President Development for Sonesta International Hotels Corporation / September 2010

Sonesta International Opens the 127-room Sonesta Hotel in Cusco, Peru / January 2010

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