Three firms combine for new Aloft in former Liberty Title & Trust Building in Philadelphia

Involved in the property’s development are Stonehill Taylor for interior design, and Blackney Hayes Architects and Powers & Company for architecture.

The Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, a new hotel in the former Liberty Title & Trust Building, is scheduled to open on August 31. Involved in the property’s development are Stonehill & Taylor for the interior design, and Blackney Hayes Architects and Powers & Company for architecture.

HRI Properties, in partnership with Realen Properties, oversaw the redevelopment of the historic Liberty Title Building into a new hotel on Philadelphia’s North Broad Street. When it opens, the remodeled building—which had been vacant for two decades—will have a free-flowing design while maintaining details from its 1925 construction, evident in the second-floor lobby’s ceiling and windows.

Directly attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Aloft Philadelphia Downtown will have a total of 179 loft-inspired guestrooms, each with their own design and layout ranging from 206 square feet to 423 square feet. Large windows will offer views of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, while nine-foot ceilings will complement the hotel’s airy design.


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The property will have 1,200 square feet of function and event space, including Exchange (644 square feet), Tactic (582 square feet) and an outdoor terrace, the “Backyard” (800 square feet. The spaces have Wi-Fi connectivity, 50-inch flat-screen TVs with laptop hookup, DVD players and A/V equipment. Additionally, there are also easels, flipcharts and whiteboards.

For dining, the property will have W XYZ bar, located adjacent to the second-floor terrace.

Other hotel amenities will include a fitness center, a lounge, and grab-and-go marketplace.

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown is located at 101 North Broad Street between Arch and Race Streets. It is one block from City Hall, and is near Reading Terminal Market, Independence Hall, Philadelphia’s renowned Museum Parkway and the LOVE statue.


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