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Ground Breaks Today for Navy Yard's First Hotel

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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.

· Work starting on first Navy Yard hotel [PBJ]