Beaux-Arts architecture meets street culture at Canopy by Hilton’s new Philadelphia hotel. Located in the historic 1896-built Stephen Girard Building in the city’s vibrant Center City East neighbourhood, the design- and art-led hotel pays homage to the area’s roots, whilst fostering a modern-day guest experience.
The first Pennsylvania property for Hilton‘s creative class lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia has been designed as a natural extension of its surroundings; in this case taking inspiration from Philadelphia’s lineage of hip-hop culture and street art. The 236-room hotel features bold energy and colour, alongside vibrant patterning on fabrics; interior designers, AvroKO, combining local touches with contemporary design and the history of the Midtown Village neighbourhood.
A place to to relax and recharge after a day visiting the nearby Reading Terminal Market, Fashion District, Pennsylvania Convention Center, or City Hall, Canopy has a multitude of comfortable spaces from which to watch the world go by, catch up on work, and mingle with likeminded guests; whilst a robust art programme—inspired by Philadelphia’s modern street art, and that refers back to the hip-hop genre that creates the hotel’s unique modern Beaux-Arts hybrid—features works of art, murals and installations by local artists, creating a truly local and cultural experience.
The Wayward, Canopy Philadelphia’s first floor restaurant, is a take on the American Brasserie and open for breakfast through to dinner, features American classics influenced by French bistros, some of the city’s best oyster and gin selections, and a comprehensive cocktail, wine and beer list. Open at a limited capacity due to COVID-19, The Wayward currently operates at a limited capacity, but for those not wanting to venture far from their room, is an energetic option for these odd times.