Hotel Palomar Opens In Philadelphia
The travel business may be slow but new hotels are still opening. The only new hotel scheduled to debut in downtown Philadelphia this year is the Philadelphia Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel. The 230-room boutique hotel is in the building previously known as the Architects Building. The building was gutted and renovated and is a LEED registered luxury hotel. The 20-month, $92.5 million renovation of the 80 year old building was done in a palette of neutral tones with Art Deco flourishes and original artwork from Philadelphia artists.
The hotel includes a fitness center and offers a morning coffee and tea bar and a hosted evening wine hour in the hotel's living room which has a fireplace. Adjacent to the hotel will be Square 1682, Kimpton's first Philadelphia restaurant and bar. Chef Guillermo Tellez serves a New American menu with world flavors. It also opens this week.