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Aloft hotel, with a bar, opening on Broad St.

Michael Klein, Staff Writer

Updated: Monday, August 28, 2017, 3:12 PM

W XYZ bar in the lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St., on Aug. 16, 2017.

Center City’s newest hotel — the 179-room Aloft Philadelphia Downtown — soft-opens Thursday, Aug. 31 in the old Liberty Title & Trust building at Broad and Arch Streets, adjacent to the Convention Center’s Broad Street frontage.

Lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St. MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Liberty Bell light fixture in W XYZ bar in the lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St. MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Bookcase in the lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St. MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
During installation, the W XYZ bar in the lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St. MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Fire pit on patio of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St. MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
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The hotel bar — known as W XYZ and open from 4 p.m. to midnight daily — is set up in the building’s grand, second-floor lobby, serving wine, beer, cocktails, and bites. There’s a terrace with a fire pit outside.

W XYZ also will host free performances by emerging local performers as part of a Live at Aloft Hotel series.

Following are some recent preopening looks at the space.

Lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, 101 N. Broad St.

Michael Klein, Staff Writer

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