While the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia has been pushed back nearly a year, the process of filling about 500 job openings has already begun.
Originally scheduled to open in 2018, officials are now eying a spring 2019 opening that would end a three-plus years absence in Philadelphia. The previous hotel closed in 2015 after operating for 30 years on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, writes Kenneth Hilario in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The hotel is expected to provide about 500 job openings, and some of those positions have already been filled.
Four Seasons hired between 50 and 60 new employees, who recently completed a round of training sessions in Philadelphia with officials that include Todd Williams, senior learning and development manager at Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts.
The $1.5 billion, 60-story skyscraper at 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard is being developed by Liberty Property Trust for Comcast, which is occupying the office portion of the tower.
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