After long lines and hectic security checks, travelers at the Philadelphia International Airport may find themselves craving a moment to themselves.
The airport opened a new quiet room Thursday that seeks to meet that need.
Located in the hallway connecting gates D and E, the 315-square-foot room features two different spaces separated by frosted glass and decorated with visuals that evoke dandelion seeds.
For those who wish to use the space for prayer, the room also includes wooden benches and a foot bath for religions that require ritual washing.
“We encourage our passengers to use this room with respect while enjoying a moment of tranquility before continuing their travels,” airport CEO Chellie Cameron said.
In celebration of the quiet room’s opening, Cameron and Olympia Colasante, American Airlines’ vice president of hub operations in Philly, handed out 100 white carnations.