Built as a YMCA in 1912 by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer, this 10-story Georgian revival-style structure will be transformed into Le Méridien in Spring 2009. Our central atrium courtyard with a skylight at the crown of its 75-foot ceiling, and the 90-seat restaurant and 30-seat bar surrounded by gracious archways and classic woodwork detailing, create a sense of openness and graceful simplicity. This 202-room uspcale hotel also has 6,000 square feet of meeting space, including a Grand Ballroom that offers an elegant environment set off by views of Philadelphia's architecturally stunning City Hall. Inspiring and unexpected experiences can be found at Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts around the world. From artist designed keycards that provide access to local cultural centres to unique large-scale art installations at the front entrance, a signature scent at check-in and custom soundscapes that transform the entry way and elevator ride. Each of these experiences has been created through our innovative LM100TM programme that blends a global group of artists to enrich and transform the guest experience.