Hilton Homewood Suites
David Adelman took on a difficult challenge when he decided to build his Homewood Suites hotel in West Philadelphia during the 2008 recession. With a strict budget, he had to translate a typically suburban brand Property Improvement Plan into an urban setting.
The project consisted of 220 rooms with a main lobby, reception area, business office, breakfast/dining room, and an indoor pool. We designed a cozy “at home” feel, using walls of reclaimed poplar and heart pine and furnishings in dark wood, all against a palette of earthy hues. The dining room interior rivals any hip downtown restaurant, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook University City. It was important that the space relate to the adjacent neighborhood since the developer opens meeting spaces to the community.