Hilton has brought its Canopy brand to Pennsylvania with the opening of the Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia | Center City.
The 236-room hotel—owned by National Real Estate Advisors on behalf of a client and their partners and operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts—is located at the East Market development in the Center City neighborhood in 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 area’s history balanced with modern expectations. The design applies many of the original Beaux Arts architectural elements to create a contemporary interpretation featuring plasterwork, rosettes, columns and detailing.
The hotel also celebrates Philadelphia’s lineage of hip-hop culture by incorporating elements in the property’s patterning on fabrics and “pops” in the material selections. The hotel’s art program—which is heavily inspired by Philadelphia’s modern street art—refers back to the hip-hop genre to create the hotel’s unique modern Beaux Arts hybrid. Local artists created many of the larger murals throughout the hotel.
The public space at Canopy Philadelphia was designed to evoke the experience of walking through a large department store with a focus on millwork detailing and reflecting display cases. Philly-centric shoppable retail spaces are located throughout the hotel, curated by local collector and retailer Kate Egan, owner of the local luxury lifestyle and jewelry stores Egan Day and Egan Day Rittenhouse. The property also has 3,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a 24-hour fitness center.
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, is open in a limited capacity to ensure adherence to physical distancing recommendations. Similarly, some services and amenities have been adjusted in order to adhere to health and safety guidance from local government.