Ground breaking news! (See what we did there?) Works begins today for the Philadelphia Navy Yard's first hotel, a Courtyard by Marriott. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will unveil its first hotel in late 2013, as construction for a $34 million Courtyard by Marriott begins today.
In addition to 172 guest rooms, the five story, 99,000-square-foot hotel will boast a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and 2,000 square feet of meeting space. To be located at Rouse Boulevard and Intrepid Avenue, the energy-efficient hotel is said to be seeking LEED certification. Development is by Ensemble Hotel Partners LLC and Liberty Property Trust/ Synterra LP; Erdy McHenry Architecture is behind the modern design.