From here: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/20..._Building_Ever
Philadelphia to Get Probably the Coolest-Looking Hotel Building Ever
Where: 12th and Chestnut [map], Philadelphia, PA, United States
3/19/2008 at 12:19 PM
Tags: Hotel News, Philadelphia Hotel Scene, Hotel Hype
Ok, so it's no Death Star Hotel but this is kinda amazing. The Illadelph blog has the breaking news on a crazy new hotel to be built in Center City.
Called The Unknot Tower, the Winka Dubbeldam-designed building is a architectural wonder. We can't describe it so we just have to rely on these renderings from the Illadelph.
But don't judge a book by its cover or a building by its design. There's good stuff inside too. The 27-story building will be located on 12th and Chestnut street which desperately needs a cool hotel and will have retail space, residences and according to Foobooz, a L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant.
As for the hotel bit, it will have 145 rooms and will be managed by GHM Hotels which currently has 14 luxury properties around the world but only one in the U.S. and that's the Setai. So this will be a swank hotel indeed. And we wouldn't expect anything less. You think they'd put a Best Western in this architectural greatness?