PHILADELPHIA—Ensemble Hotel Partners opened the 172-room Courtyard b Marriott Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard here. It is the first hotel to be constructed at the facility.
Located three miles from Philadelphia’s Center City, The Navy Yard is a master-planned, mixed-use campus, currently with more than 130 companies encompassing 6.5 million sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space.
Kam Babaoff, managing director of Ensemble Hotel Partners, stated, “It’s an honor to introduce this unique hotel featuring a design that reflects the progressive campus in which it is located.”
Since being selected to develop the $34 million hotel by Liberty Property Trust in 2012 Ensemble worked closely with Liberty, Marriott International, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. and the City of Philadelphia in the creation of the hotel.
“It was very important to us that we create a hotel that reflected the historical significance and architectural sensibility of The Navy Yard,” stated Conrad Garner, VP/Development for Ensemble Hotel Partners. “We believe that the thoughtful approach taken in creating the Courtyard Philadelphia South will provide its guests with an exceptional place to stay.”
The five-story, LEED-certified hotel was designed by the award-winning firm Erdy McHenry Architecture. The ground floor features an enhanced dining and lounge facility, fitness center and 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The building’s signature feature is a curved glass exterior and multi-faceted composite metal panel façade.
Ensemble Hotel Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ensemble Investments, LLC, that focuses on investment, development and asset management of branded and independent hotels in the United States.