The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, better known as the Mormon Church, is in the process of building a new temple in Center City, just two blocks from the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The temple is set for completion in 2016, and two new projects have recently been unveiled in conjunction with the church. A new high rise apartment building will be going up along with a meetinghouse on the vacant lots on the 16-hundred block of Vine Street.
The 32-story apartment building will also feature retail shops and townhomes, and tenants need not be Mormon to rent. The meetinghouse will have a chapel, courtyard and a center to research genealogy. The meetinghouse will be open to the public, but the temple will be reserved for members of the church.
Our Center City accommodations provide the ultimate in relaxation and convenience. Our hotel will put you within steps from the Philadelphia Mormon Temple, and we are just a short walk from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Barnes Foundation gallery, the Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel looks forward to welcoming those coming to see the Temple once completed.