Hotel Slated for Little Pete’s Site Moves Forward

Philadelphia's planning commission voted unanimously to recommend a bill that would allow for the construction of a Hudson Hotel.

The hotel planned for the site currently occupied by a parking garage and Little Pete’s diner advanced earlier this week. Philadelphia’s planning commission voted unanimously to recommend a bill that would amend zoning regulations to allow the Hudson Hotel to be built at the site.

The bill would allow the hotel to proceed without going to the zoning board. The planning commission said it considered this corrective rather than spot zoning, as it seems like 17th and Chancellor should already be zoned to allow hotel construction. City Council’s rules committee will vote on the bill rezoning the site on December 2nd.

The 13-story, 300-room Hudson Hotel would also have a 175-spot valet garage, and a restaurant open to the public on the top level. Morgans Hotel Group already operates a Hudson Hotel in New York City.

“Hudson is filled with exuberance and energy, social interaction and passion for life,” the Morgans Hotel Group website reads. “It all begins in the lobby, the heart and soul of the hotel, where intriguing lives intersect, genuine conversations spark, and adventure and experimentation begin. Spirited and casual, Hudson is the perfect urban playground, where youthful curiosity hangs with eclectic enchantment, and around every corner lies another opportunity to explore.”