Sneak Peek of the New Cambria Hotel & What’s on the Menu
The flagship Cambria Hotel opened at Broad and Locust a few weeks ago. I stopped by last Wednesday and got a sneak peek. The 15-story, 223-room boutique hotel was developed by Pearl Properties and designed by DAS Architects, the City’s foremost hospitality architect. The duo has worked on many projects including the Granary Apartments in Spring Garden.
According to the press release “The building design embraces Philadelphia’s street-level vitality,” said David A. Schultz, AIA, co-founder and principal of DAS Architects. “Broad Street’s landmark older buildings with beautiful cornices and trim inspired our façade, in which we used multiple vertical frames to create shadow and depth. We pulled the building back from the street to create a drop-off zone and a generous pedestrian walkway. The angled southwest edge is a gesture to City Hall, allowing corner suites a view north, but all rooms will have great views of everything happening on the Avenue of the Arts, at the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music or east to the Delaware River.” The 174,000-square-foot building is clad in flannel-colored brick, bronze metal tones, and stone-like porcelain panels.
Lobby with Concierge Desk with staircase leading to the check in desk on 2nd floor
The glazed, two-story entry features a grand sculptural stair leading to the second-floor main lobby and hotel’s 2nd floor restaurant space.
The lobby on the 2nd floor, the reservation desk is on the right behind the black wall
The restaurant / bar –Treble & Bass and “social circle” includes a terrace overlooking Broad Street.
cool light fixtures
a lounge area in the restaurant on 2nd floor
“Philadelphia’s musical heritage was a major influence in our design of Cambria’s social spaces and guest rooms,” said Susan M. Davidson, IDC, co-founder and principal of DAS Architects. “We hope that guests will be transported by this beautiful staircase that opens onto a jazz-parlor-like lounge. It’s a space where people will feel comfortable relaxing, working or socializing.
We incorporated soundwave graphics into patterns and motifs throughout the hotel, and the result is a palette rich with jewel-toned colors, dusty mint and teal hues, brass, stitched leather accents, and upcycled lighting and art elements. Subtly or dramatically, this building is an homage to Philadelphia’s performing arts heritage.”
A flagship Philadelphia property for Cambria Hotel & Suites’ business travel and leisure brand, the hotel offers mid-level accommodations in 9 suites and 214 guest rooms.
You had me at Soup Flight!! The Social Spot is open for Breakfast and Dinner, and hopefully soon for lunch.
Check out the Menu
Grab and Go food in the lobby
Savor the flavors of inspired dining at our in-house restaurant and bar. Whether you need a quick grab-and-go snack or you’re working through mealtime, we make it easy to order a truly delicious meal that is guaranteed to satisfy your palate.
The 3,000-square-foot roof-top Attico lounge (door to the left of main entrance) will have a firepit and views of the Philadelphia skyline and Delaware River will open before Spring, and I mean the real one with warm temps, ends. The ground floor of the hotel will be home to a new Del Frisco’s Grille, set to open in October 2018, and is substituted to the right in this photo. What a great add to the Avenue of the Arts!!