Stephen Starr Wants to Open Two Boutique Hotels in Philadelphia


Stephen Starr kicked off ThinkFest on Friday night in a conversation with Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath. Of course he had several interesting things to share. Namely that he wants to open two boutique hotels in Philadelphia. One, in Fishtown where rooms could be had for $100 a night and another near Rittenhouse Square where the prices would presumably be higher. But that was far from the only quotes worth sharing.



Stephen Starr at ThinkFest

Stephen Starr kicked off ThinkFest on Friday night in a conversation with Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath.

Storified by Foobooz Philadelphia · Mon, Dec 03 2012 09:55:48

Stephen Starr’s hotels for PHL: $100/night "rock and roll" hotel in Fishtown and a "real" boutique hotel near Rittenhouse. #thinkfestVictor Fiorillo
Next hotspot? "I love #design. Chestnut St. between 10th & broad? The buildings are spectacular."—Stephen Starr #urbanism #thinkfestLaura Munich
Market East "requires someone smarter than me. I don’t feel good about it," says Stephen Starr. #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
"I interview every employee…and I have 3000 employees. It’s an obsessive sickness."—Stephen Starr #thinkfestLaura Munich
Philly is a tough crowd to get to keep coming back- stephen starr #ThinkFestStephanie Ramones
"I’m doing something new on South Street and people are telling me I’m crazy … It’s kinda freaking me out." – Stephen Starr #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
Stephen Starr as urban planner: "The space comes first, then the idea." #thinkfestLaura Munich
"I had this idea of a restaurant called Roast where everything was roasted. It was dopey." -Stephen Starr #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
Ha! "You try to come up with new ideas, but in the end, people just want to eat Italian food."—Stephen Starr #thinkfestLaura Munich
My passion is music, says Stephen Starr. "I should say restaurants." #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
  • Andrew

    Good for him. Who cares?

  • Alpha Bet

    I think its time he loses the black suit and black mock turtle neck………

  • Earl J

    He is anti-bicycle. I know longer patronize him.

  • Jimmy

    Wonder if he’ll rate the looks of his entire hotel staffs, from the housekeepers to the accountants.
    Only “hot” housekeepers need apply.