NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel openings include the first Canopy by Hilton in Pennsylvania and the latest Glo property, while a TownPlace Suites is making its debut in Albuquerque, NM, later this week.
Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia | Center City
Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia | Center City has opened as the brand’s first Pennsylvania location. The 236-room hotel, which is owned by National Real Estate Advisors LLC on behalf of a client and their partners, and operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, is located at the East Market development in Center City, Philadelphia.
Developed as an adaptive-reuse of Philadelphia’s historic Stephen Girard Building, BLT Architects, an integrated architecture firm, worked in collaboration with interior designer AvroKo to pay homage to the city’s historic roots while applying many of the original Beaux-Arts architectural elements, according to the brand. The design was also inspired by Philadelphia’s lineage of hip-hop culture by incorporating the early looks “Big Fashion,” which is displayed by the property’s patterning on fabrics, and pops of color in the material selection.
The first-floor restaurant, The Wayward, will open to outdoor dining on Aug. 3 in a limited capacity to ensure adherence to physical distancing recommendations. Amenities include approximately 3,600 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space; complimentary Canopy Bikes for exploring the city; rooms and suites with signature Canopy beds and free WiFi; and a 24-hour fitness center.
Glo Tulsa East Route 66
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened Glo Tulsa East Route 66. The new-build hotel offers 70 guestrooms with in-room workstations, gel-topped signature mattresses and space-saving bathrooms. It also includes a large meeting area, contemporary workspaces and a fitness center.
The hotel is close to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the Tulsa International Airport, as well as attractions such as the Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium, ONEOK Field and BOK Center.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albuquerque Old Town
The 92-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albuquerque Old Town in New Mexico is set to open on Aug. 6. It will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by IPMI Hotel Group and managed by Sun Capital Hotels of Albuquerque.
The property offers suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as separate living/working and sleeping areas. Suite amenities include stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops; adjustable workspaces with built-in shelves and lighting; and a large flat-screen television. Most rooms also feature the Home Office Suite, offering storage and flexible space.
Other amenities include complimentary hot breakfast in the lobby area; an indoor swimming pool with an outdoor patio and gazebo; a 24-hour fitness center; a boardroom; laundry facilities, complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel; and on-site business services.