The Cambria Hotel on South Broad Street is now open for business in Center City, Philadelphia. The 15-story, 174,000-sf hotel brings 223 guest rooms to the Pennsylvania city.
A two-story entry with a sculptural staircase that leads to the main lobby and a restaurant space greets guests upon entering the hotel. Additional amenities include a boardroom for small meetings, a 2,500-sf multi-function meeting space, and a fitness center. Attico, a 3,000-sf rooftop restaurant will be the largest rooftop restaurant and bar on Broad Street. Additionally, a Del Frisco’s Grille will be opened on the ground floor in October 2018.
Rendering courtesy of DAS Architects.
During the demolition and excavation of the parking garage that previously occupied the space, a two-level basement, a boiler plant, and concourse tunnels that connected to the subway system were discovered, belonging to what was once part of an 1800s office building. The basement and tunnels needed to be covered over with the construction of the new garage, so in order to proceed, the existing cavities had to be circumvented by threading new caissons around the abandoned tunnels and caissons. A partial mat foundation covered and entombed the two-level basement.
The project was developed by Pearl Properties, The Harman Group was the structural engineer, and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. will manage the property.