By the end of the summer of 2014, a new boutique hotel is planned to go up in Queen Village. A representative from Precision Realty Group, the developer behind the project, said, "While Center City has hotels, the neighborhoods don't". That's true, but is this the hotel that Queen Village needs?
The rendering shows a contemporary 3-4 story structure with a mix of heights, materials, and outcroppings. In short, it's typical of the architectural style of new construction homes most often seen in Fishtown, the Graduate Hospital, and Point Breeze.
The proposed 7,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor is a good fit for Queen Village, which is known for its eclectic mix of small retailers and restaurants. But will the architectural style compliment the historic brick rowhomes that dominate the area? The hotel will take up an entire block between Bainbridge and Kater streets on 5th, so the differing style will certainly be noticeable.
· Boutique hotel coming to South Philly [Philadelphia Business Journal]