Philadelphia Magazine Praises Parker Spruce Hotel Renovation
Since its soft opening this summer, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Downtown/Center City Hotel (formerly the Parker Spruce Hotel) has quietly gained rave reviews from guests. Philadelphia Magazine Property Editor Sandy Smith provided the first glimpse inside the renovation of the National Register of Historic Places-listed property in a recent article. He calls the renovation “a makeover that was worth the wait.”
Built in 1923, the Parker Spruce began life as a popular and elegant Jazz Era hotel for bachelors. However, the property deteriorated over the late 20th and early 21st centuries. New owner, The Wankawala Organization, assembled a design team including Stuart G. Rosenberg Architecture (SgRA) and Floss Barber, Inc. to restore the building’s viability as a boutique hotel while enhancing some of its intact historic elements.
Interior design takes inspiration from the building’s storied past yet with amenities to appeal to the modern traveler. Custom Hunt Slonem wallpaper, bold colors, timeless materials, and thoughtful details ensure comfortable luxury.