Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
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.