Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing Officially Replaces the Hyatt

Philly's only hotel on the Delaware River is making moves.

Photo via Google Street View.

Photo via Google Street View.

There’s a new Hilton in town. The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing has officially replaced the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia, according to a press release send out today by Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Though the move was announced last month, the official name and brand of the hotel had not been released.

Renovations will soon follow the rebranding as well. Larry Vitagliano, the hotel’s interim general manager, said in an email: “We are in the beginning of our planning stages. We anticipate that by November, December of this year design plans will be completed with the renovation starting in the first quarter of 2016.”

Vitagliano says that improvements will be made to the entire hotel property, including all guest rooms and public space. “Our desire is to transform the property where the waterfront is part of the guest experience.”

The hotel, which will now be managed by Pyramid Hotel Group out of Boston, consists of 348 rooms (including 11 suites), 24,000 square-feet of meeting space on two floors and two ballrooms with views of the Delaware River, Columbus Park and marina. While the hotel is getting an overhaul, Keating’s River Bar & Grill is staying put as the anchor restaurant at the hotel.

Located at 201 S. Columbus Blvd., it’s uniquely positioned as the only hotel built on the Delaware River. The underutilized area received a ton of attention last summer due to the opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, which quickly became the hot spot in Philly/on Instagram and eventually wound up being listed as one of the best urban beaches in the world in an article by The Huffington Post/Jetsetter.