Philadelphia’s Premier Waterfront Hotel Undergoing Two-Year, $15 Million Redesign

Originally built and developed by Keating in 2000 under the Hyatt flag and now operating as a Hilton property with Pyramid Hotel Group at the helm, the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing began a two-year, $15 million redesign project this year.

Philadelphia-based design firm Floss Barber Inc., known nationally for its work in hospitality design, will spearhead the redesign. According to Floss Barber, the transformed property will incorporate modern craftsmanship, earth textures, crisp fixtures and subtle maritime touches that reflect the hotel’s location along the Delaware River.

To minimize the impact on the customer experience, the renovation plan will take place in three phases.

Phase one began in March 2016 and includes the addition of an exclusive Hilton HHonors Lounge complete with captivating city views and sleek furnishings. Available to all executive-level guests and Hilton HHonors Diamond members, the private lounge provides an elegant and quiet retreat space. Also included in phase one, the first-floor reception area will be revamped to welcome visitors with a spacious open-floor plan, stylish conversation areas and comfortable textiles. Work on these two spaces is underway and scheduled to be completed by mid-June 2016.

A cornerstone in the hotel’s renovation plan is the redesign of the former hotel restaurant. The appropriately renamed Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen will offer contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood, locally sourced ingredients and live entertainment. Slated to open early this summer, full details on the new restaurant will be announced in the coming weeks.

Phase two of the renovation will begin in December 2016 and focus on the meeting and ballroom space with completion expected in early 2017.

Phase 3 of the renovation plan moves beyond the common areas and into the heart of the overnight visitor experience, the guest rooms. All 348 guest rooms, including the expansive and stately presidential suite, will be updated to incorporate lush textiles and soft lighting for restful stays. Phase three will begin in early 2017 and conclude in early 2018.

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