The Latham: One of the Most Historic Hotels in Philadelphia
Both an architectural and historic Philadelphia landmark, The Latham Hotel was built in 1907 as a 14-story apartment house on the original site of the home of William Bucknell, a noted Philanthropist and founder of Bucknell University. The building continued to successfully serve as multi-tenant rental housing for locals of the area for the next several decades.
By the end of the 1960s, a small group of wealthy businessmen proposed a new future for this unique downtown Philadelphia property – although at first glance the plan seemed counterintuitive to the era's investment mindset. While many investors during that period were converting Philadelphia hotels into condominiums, these particular entrepreneurs envisioned transforming the building into one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Philadelphia. They persevered and in 1970, The Latham Hotel first opened its doors to the traveling public. It quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest Hotels in America for business travelers with its luxury appointments featuring the most modern conveniences of the day.
Four decades later, The Latham Hotel still reflects the building's original grandeur while providing guests with modernized accommodations and exceptional services in the heart of historic Philadelphia. Overlooking Rittenhouse Square at the corner of 17th and Walnut streets, our celebrated Philadelphia hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to welcome guests to Center City with the gracious hospitality and timeless allure.
Reserve a room at our Rittenhouse Square boutique hotel today or contact us at 877.528.4261 to begin planning your stay at Center City's Latham Hotel.
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