The conversion of the 22-story historic Liberty Title & Trust building into an Aloft Hotel has reawakened a long-dormant building in Center City Philadelphia.
The sensitive renovation achieved historic tax credits, a complete energy-efficient building envelope upgrade, new mechanical systems, and a modern addition providing additional retail and back-of-house space. The hotel contains a grand lobby, loft inspired guest rooms, meeting rooms, fitness space, and bar that interconnects with a city view rooftop lounge. Leasable ground-level retail allows guests a direct connection from the main lobby.
The Inn at Villanova was transformed into a modern conference center located on the grounds of the historic Montrose Mansion site in Radnor, PA. The center houses various meeting spaces, 60 guest rooms, a large ballroom and Villanova’s Executive MBA program.
The new canopy draws guests into the two-story glass atrium in the main lobby and newly added café and bar. The updated ballroom provides a warm, neutral backdrop for wedding receptions and corporate events. Guest, conference and meeting rooms were upgraded with modern technology and amenities.
LeMeridien has a sophisticated ambiance composed of classic design elements and a modern perspective. Modular, freestanding furniture leaves the interior crisp, imparting a sense of openness and elegant simplicity. Custom floor and wall coverings draw guest’s in, while original wooden millwork juxtaposed with crystal and marble elements complete the eclectic image.
The Merion Golf Club Pavilion provides an indoor and outdoor atmosphere capable of hosting the Club’s entire membership in a single space. The structure features folding glass partitions able to frame the vista offered at the first tee and fairway. The building contains a warming kitchen, expanded interior and exterior terraces, indoor and exterior bars. Various existing details became starting points for the current design, including the custom wood trusswork, chimney design, and custom light fixtures.
Fire restorations demanded sensitive detailing for a ballroom, bar and living rooms, originally constructed in the early 20th century. Renovations included an improved member’s entry and dining area, relocation of the piano bar to encourage informal gatherings, an enlarged kitchen and serving area for improved efficiency, a new outside dining and terrace areas, renovated men’s locker and grille areas, as well as upgrades for current ADA and building code compliance.
The Inn replaces an 80-year-old residential building, yet maintains a delicate balance with the pineland forest and its natural habitats. A veranda and arcade provide quiet and shaded extensions of the rooms serving as a place for guests to gather. The lower level holds service and storage spaces as well as laundry facilities. The rooms are comfortable and inviting to guests who come to this venue.