Canopy by Hilton today opened Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia | Center City, the first Pennsylvania location of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) luxury and lifestyle hotel brand. The 236-room hotel, which is owned by National Real Estate Advisors, LLC on behalf of a client and their partners, and operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, is located at the East Market development in Center City, Philadelphia.
“Canopy Philadelphia is proud to announce we have officially opened our doors in the lively East Market neighborhood of Center City,” John Fricke, General Manager Canopy Philadelphia Center City. “While we have been anticipating this opening for quite some time, we feel now is the right time to bring our boutique lifestyle hotel experience to guests looking for a safe and welcoming place to stay in the City of Philadelphia.”
Developed as an adaptive reuse of Philadelphia’s historic Stephen Girard Building, BLT Architects, an integrated architecture firm, worked in collaboration with interior designer AvroKo to pay homage to the City’s historic roots while creating an authentic modern experience. The design applies many of the original Beaux-Arts architectural elements to create a contemporary interpretation featuring plasterwork, rosettes, columns, and detailing.
The hotel design is brought to life by its bold energy, colors and patterns, which are inspired by Philadelphia’s vibrant history of art and culture. Specifically, the hotel nods to Philadelphia’s lineage of hip-hop culture by incorporating the early looks “Big Fashion” which is displayed by the property’s vibrant patterning on fabrics, and eye-catching pops in the material selections. Notably, the hotel’s robust art program – which is heavily inspired by Philadelphia’s modern street art – often refers back to the hip-hop genre to create the hotel’s unique modern Beaux-Arts hybrid. With an emphasis on creating a truly local experience, Canopy Philadelphia invited local artists to contribute their vision for many of the larger murals throughout the hotel.
Located in the birthplace of the modern U.S. department store, the public space at Canopy Philadelphia mirrors the experience of walking through a large department store with a focus on millwork detailing and reflecting display cases. Throughout the retreat, guests can experience a collection of Philly-centric shoppable retail such as home goods, jewelry, gifts and more. The retail experience has been specifically curated for this location by local collector and retailer, Kate Egan, owner of the local luxury lifestyle and jewelry stores, Egan Day and Egan Day Rittenhouse.
Canopy Philadelphia has introduced enhanced health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19. Because of this, The Wayward, Canopy Philadelphia’s first floor restaurant, will open its outdoor dining on August 3, 2020 in a limited capacity to ensure adherence to physical distancing recommendations. The restaurant will offer flavorful and approachable American dishes that borrow inspiration from French ingredients and techniques as a tribute to the building’s namesake Stephen Girard, who traveled from France to the United States to build a home in Philadelphia.
Canopy Philadelphia provides a range of amenities to suit our guests. Several include:
- Approximately 3,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space
- Complimentary Canopy Bikes for exploring the city
- Rooms and suites with signature Canopy beds, free WiFi, and Just-Right extras
- Locally curated retail, that features products from local artisans
- A 24-hour fitness center
Located in the East Market neighborhood of Center City, Canopy Philadelphia is just steps away from Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, the Fashion District, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, City Hall and more. Conveniently situated between the city’s historic and business districts, Canopy Philadelphia offers unbeatable accessibility with a variety of shopping and dining options just outside our doorstep. Within the vibrant East Market neighborhood itself, the hotel is steps away from a local, organic grocery store, a luxury full-service fitness club, a high-end doggie daycare, groomer and vet as well as several locally-owned restaurants, bars and much more. An extension of the hotel’s patio, East Market’s 10,000 square foot courtyard is a sunlit oasis in Center City compete with swings, café tables and chairs and string lights. Throughout the year the space is used for pop-up community event such as beer gardens, yoga classes, art exhibits and community-based activations.