Set to open in March 2024, Hotel Anna & Bel will bring a new hospitality offer to the crossroads of Susquehanna and Belgrade in Philadelphia’s artistic Fishtown enclave.
Designed by Philadelphia-based development team Foyer Project alongside B-March, the 50-key property will breathe new life into a collection of historic structures, including an 18th century building that once served as a former women’s asylum and later one of the city’s earliest retirement homes.
Evoking trappings of another era, Hotel Anna & Bel will offer an apartment-style living concept, featuring room configurations ranging from studios to two-bedrooms – all of which have varied layouts throughout, so every guest stay is different.
An interior courtyard and heated pool serve as the heart of the property with an evolving energy throughout the day. A selection of rooms feature terraces overlooking the courtyard oasis, reminiscent of balconies in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Creative spaces and curated amenities such as a lounge/co-working space, bar, treatment room and sauna will be completed with a standalone Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.
The design of the hotel combines classic and contemporary elements with vintage elegance and nods to the building’s historic femininity. Examples include the century-old wallpaper and layers of pastel colours discovered during the renovation process, embroidery detail throughout public spaces, and the use of dedicated curves and graceful lines within the overall design and furniture decisions.