Family Court Building to Become Luxury Hotel

Kimpton Hotels wins bid to renovate building at 18th and Vine.

The Inquirer reports: “In another major project for the Logan Square neighborhood, Mayor Nutter is expected to announce Tuesday that Kimpton Hotels will open a luxury hotel in the Family Court building at 1801 Vine St., according to people familiar with the project. … The Kimpton group was one of three that submitted proposals for converting the 73-year-old building into a hotel.” The project is estimated to cost $85 million. It would include 199 rooms, a ballroom, “meeting and board rooms, a spa and fitness center, and a restaurant and bar.”

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  • Marie Fritzinger

    Where will they park?

    • DTurner

      That’s a very good question, I cannot recall as to whether there are any underground lots over there that Kimpton could use.

      • Marie Fritzinger

        It’s already tight around there – during the day is a real challenge. And at night it will spoil all the free parking for the library events. Whatever they do about that it will be costly to the neighborhood. Oh well, things change all the time.

        • DTurner

          I think the Mormon temple may have an underground lot, so Kimpton could partner with them.

          Usually I am not concerned about parking, but hotels, especially above Vine, are probably not going to be catering to a non-car demographic.

          Not to mention that the neighborhood’s transit options are currently pretty bleak.