Sage Hospitality and Host Hotels & Resorts Unveil Plans for the Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel

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    Sage Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading hotel development and management companies is proud to unveil the plans for the Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel. The highly anticipated project has officially begun its transformation and is slated to début this fall, 2015 and will be part of Curio – A collection by Hilton. Dawson Design Associates is responsible for the full scope renovation of the property, working with Host Hotels & Resorts, and Sage Hospitality, who will manage the hotel. The Logan will reopen its doors and introduce an art inspired interpretation on Modern Luxury, a contrast to the traditional décor associated with its predecessor, the former Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.The Logan hotel will be named to honour James Logan and further celebrates the Logan Square location. Logan was one of the most respected men of his generation in colonial Pennsylvania. A dedicated and influential statesman, philosopher, diplomat and scholar, James Logan represents a commitment to this new hotel’s way of living: serving the public, taking action to better society and pursuing life with unrelenting intellectual and cultural curiosity. James Logan will represent the soul of Philadelphia’s hotel and he’s inspired an innovative, brave and creative approach to hospitality provided in this soon to be transformed location.

    “When the doors re-open, Philadelphia can expect something truly unique, a hotel they will be extremely proud of,” said Walter Isenberg, President and CEO of Sage Hospitality. “Everything about this transformation is inspired by the city, its people, its magic and grit. The Logan will be something that visitors and locals don’t just think of as a hotel, but as Philadelphia’s favourite place to be. Guests will not want to leave and Philadelphians will want to be there.”

    Renovations to the building will leave it almost unrecognisable, transformed in an artful, curated manner. Throughout the lobby and first floor, lighter pastels will give way to dramatic deep ocean blues, metal and stone more often associated with sculpture than Monet. Guest rooms and suites will feature entirely new moods, made possible by newly designed floor to ceiling interiors. Meeting and banquet space, along with an all new ballroom, perfect for weddings and special events, will offer fresh designs, suited for modern meetings, innovative weddings and Philadelphia’s most celebrated galas. New catering menus will offer a vibrant culinary experience combining historical service levels with modern menu offerings.

    On the lower level, dramatic, energizing and soothing colour palates will create an equally inspiring landscape for a new spa and fitness centre. And, in maybe the most dramatic change in space, a rooftop lounge will open in the spring of 2016 offering Philadelphians and guests the chance to enjoy the great outdoors overlooking the cultural epicentre of the City of Brotherly Love.

    Adjacent to the hotel will be a modern farm-to-table steakhouse. Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group will introduce Urban Farmer – Philadelphia’s Steakhouse to the local community. This will be the third outpost of their award-winning and nationally recognized Urban Farmer in Portland, OR, which focuses on serving local, organically sourced food from the region’s farmers, ranchers and foragers. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

    “Every aspect of Urban Farmer in Philadelphia will be custom tailored and pay homage to the people who live, work and play in Philadelphia. From the look and feel of the restaurant to the locally sourced offerings that are served there”, explains Sage Restaurant Group Co-Founder, Peter Karpinski.

    The Logan is located at One Logan Square, nearby to America’s first botanical garden, zoo and permanent theatre as well as world class art collections, museums and other attractions. The Liberty Bell Centre and Independence Hall are nearby, as well as many local Philadelphia cultural favourites.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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