The Philadelphia Marriott Old City opened following its conversion from the former Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill. The hotel has completed phase one of a multimillion-dollar total renovation, including the city’s introduction to the new elevated concierge lounge experience, M Club.

“This hotel has been an important member of the community for more than three decades,” said Jeremy Costa, hotel general manager. “Evolving the hotel’s design and service that embraces innovation, an element central to Marriott Hotels brand, will greatly enhance the premium experience for our guests in Philadelphia’s historic district.”

The redesign will take place throughout the entire hotel. Phase one has just completed and includes a total reconfiguration of the lobby to upgrade the guest arrival experience and to create a new, all-day dining experience and stylish bar area, Society Commons.

The area features local spirits and brews, as well as a coffee and juice bar. The revitalized lobby area also will include the introduction of the new M Club.

In addition, guest rooms have been completely refurbished to further meet guest preferences, featuring upgraded, modern bathrooms.

The final phase of the transformation will cover the hotel’s 21,100 square feet of meeting space. The hotel’s 7,800-square-foot grand ballroom and meeting space are located conveniently on one floor, surrounded by multiple breakout rooms and three outdoor patios.

The hotel also is expanding its existing fitness center to 4,000 square feet, offering 24/7 access to guests and creating the premier hotel fitness center experience in Philadelphia.

The Marriott Hotels Greatroom

Guests now arrive into a sleek, modern, redesigned lobby with an impressive four-story atrium and communal seating. The space provides a welcoming atmosphere for the guest arrival experience from the moment one enters. Guests can transition seamlessly between social, business, creative and personal activities. Patrons can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and an array of delicious American favorites at Society Commons, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, bar and lounge. Guests also may opt for a cup of freshly brewed coffee at the Coffee Bar.

Experience M Club

Located in the lobby adjacent to the restaurant, the M Club introduces a whole new level of service to the concierge lounge experience. The first of its kind in Philadelphia, M Club provides a private, exclusive space and premier VIP services. Amenities include upscale food, tech-enabled connectivity and comfortable space to work, relax and savor 24/7.

The hotel is within walking distance of such landmarks as the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin Court and Betsy Ross House and is a short distance from the city’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Information is based off a press release from Philadelphia Marriott Old City.