Little Pete’s Site Will No Longer Be a Hudson Hotel

Developer decided the spot would be better as a Hyatt Centric.

Little Pete’s restaurant and the three-story parking garage that sits above it will not become a Hudson Hotel.

Instead, the Inquirer reports, the 17th and Chancellor property is slated to be developed into a ritzy Hyatt Centric, a new Hyatt brand released earlier this year. According to Inky’s Jacob Adelman, Chancellor Hotel Associates project director Carol Horne Penn announced the switch in brands in a written testimony to City Council members today. From the Inquirer:

“When the opportunity surfaced to bring a Hyatt Centric property to Philadelphia, we knew it would be a great fit,” Penn said in an email. “This is an exciting new brand, and we believe visitors and residents will love the Hyatt Centric experience.”

The planned Hyatt Centric would be the second Hyatt-branded property in Center City, Adelman writes (the Bellevue is the first, while the former Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing became a Hilton earlier this year). News of the change comes during the same week that City Council‘s rules committee reviews the rezoning bill proposed by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson for the Little Pete’s site. The bill, proposed last fall and put on pause in December, would make way for the would-be hotel.

More to follow.