The flagship hotel for Cambria Hotel & Suites in Philadelphia broke ground today at Broad and Locust streets.
The 14-story, 222-room hotel didn't wait long to begin construction after its design proposal received approval from the Civic Design Review committee on May 4. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will include a ground-floor restaurant, a 2,500-square-foot pool area, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, and a large roof top lounge.
It will also feature local artwork, a tradition in Cambria Hotels. At the groundbreaking, local artist Hawk Krall unveiled a commissioned illustration for the hotel.
— hawk krall (@hawkkrall) June 8, 2016
The groundbreaking comes at the peak of hotel visitation rates in Philly. According to a 2015 report by Visit Philadelphia, leisure hotel stays in the city are up 237 percent since 1997.
Cambria Hotel, developed by Pearl Properties, will be built on the site of an 8-story parking structure that will be demolished. It's scheduled to open in 2017.
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- Cambria rendering revealed for Broad and Locust [Curbed Philly]
- Civic Design Review approves two South Broad projects [PlanPhilly]