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In partnership with Keystone Development and Investment, Concord Hospitality announced the opening of Hotel West & Main, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Located in the historic Washington Fire Company station, this six-story hotel features 127 guest rooms, two distinct culinary experiences and sky bar, an upscale, state of the art fitness center and over 5,000 square feet of flexible event space including both indoor and outdoor options.
“Keystone is pleased to announce the opening of Hotel West & Main, the final installment of SORA West, our transit-oriented mixed-use development in Conshohocken,” said Keystone’s Founder and CEO Bill Glazer. “We’ve connected Fortune 10 company AmerisourceBergen to one of the area’s most important sites, opened the first hotel in Conshohocken in more than two decades, and brought the former Washington Fire Company back to life as a gateway to the development with two restaurants, successfully transforming SORA West into Conshohocken’s new town center.”
“From an upscale dinner event to a casual meet up with friends, Hotel West and Main is your answer for almost any experience,” said General Manager, Josh Davalos. “We have created a hospitality and dining hub that both locals and hotel guests can enjoy.”
Historic Charm, Modern Amenities
Hotel West & Main pays homage to the property’s history through design features in common spaces and guest rooms. A restored firepole extends to every floor while the lobby boasts the firehouse’s original 16-foot windows and utilizes the firefighters’ lockers in the hotel’s market area which will feature locally sourced options to enhance guest’s stay. The hotel’s ballroom also features 1,722 square foot pre-event foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Conshohocken.
Hotel West & Main expands onto 6 floors, with 127 rooms. Upscale amenities are provided in each guestroom, with Wi-Fi, blackout drapery and robes and slippers to ensure ultimate relaxation. With 81 king rooms, 46 queen rooms, suite options, and corner rooms that overlook beautiful views of Conshohocken, there is an option for all. Additional amenities include a coffee machine, glass shower enclosure, vanity with a backlit mirror, desk, a 55” LG TV, a mini fridge, barn doors, and luggage bench with storage. Décor and finishes were thoughtfully composed by the Interior Image Group and consist of blues and neutrals, with many wooden and leather textures and dark chrome and matte black finishings throughout.
Upon entering the property, guests will discover many moments from the building’s past. The former Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 1, has been restoring and keeping architectural components at the forefront. The original 16’ tall painted windows, metal wall panels, wooden finishes and wood floor are all restored. The fireman’s lockers are used as cabinets in the retail and front desk space, with a backdrop that displays a woven fire hose feature. The horn code board is displayed in the main lobby lounge where guests can also see the refurbished firepole in the lobby and on the second floor.
There is a modern balance of the industrial past and the influence of the Main Line’s established opulence. The interior boasts a paradox of style with an authentic and approachable edge that is effortlessly cool. There are many nods to the Conshohocken neighborhood, with art in the guest rooms referring to “The Conshy Strut”- a famous dance known by locals. The lobby lounge features art made by scraps and tires to pay tribute to the Lee Tire Company.
With 5,241 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, this multi-purpose ballroom is perfect for memorable events- from corporate events, mitzvahs, weddings, engagement parties, birthdays and more. The room can be divided into three sections and seats up to 300 guests. The pre-function foyer offers 1,722 square feet with floor to ceiling windows allowing for natural light with views of Conshohocken. To learn more and reserve the event space, email Shaheerah Bey at Shaheerah.Bey@concordhotels.com.
Bespoke Culinary Experiences
Hotel West & Main offers two unique experiences led by Executive Chef Zack Wannawong. Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen offers upscale dishes with locally sourced ingredients and as a nod to the year the Washington Fire Company was formed, 1874 Social is the hotel’s lobby bar and lounge. Guests and locals alike can grab a coffee before a morning meeting or enjoy a cocktail during happy hour. 1874 Social will also feature an open-air entryway with direct access to the The Plaza, a large outdoor event space, with a courtyard for guests to enjoy drinks and live music.
Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen
Located on the second floor of the new Hotel West & Main, Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen will bring an elevated Chop House & Sushi experience to Conshohocken. Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen will seat 184 total between main dining, bar, private dining room and sky bar. The atmosphere in this memorable and moody chop house will wow guests with impeccably restored original firehouse features. From vintage ceilings, moldings and panels to lofty archways, exposed brick, and dramatic lighting elements, the intimate and celebratory dining room creates an exclusive and unforgettable culinary experience. The modern draft room will feature local and regional draft and craft beer. The Sky Bar will be a lively space to enjoy cocktails, bites and take in the views overlooking the common area, with greenery and photo-op worthy moments throughout.
Executive Chef Zack Wannawong (former Executive Sushi Chef of The Boathouse and Chef at Garces Group’s, The Olde Bar) will debut dishes featuring steak, seafood and sushi with fresh produce and locally sourced products on every plate. “I am excited to bring my sushi and chop experience to the table in Conshohocken” said Chef Zack. “This flavorful, fresh and unique menu provides offerings that the neighborhood has not yet seen before.”
The classic and current menu features a wide variety of options with standout starters like homemade Chips & Seasonal Caviar, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, and Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Truffle Rice. Entrees from the grill include Half or Whole Lobster, King Salmon, and premium cuts of Prime Certified Angus Beef. Guests will also enjoy plates like Oysters, Tuna Noodles and Crudo from the Raw Bar.
The first-floor lobby bar and social lounge, named after the year that the fire company formed, will offer patrons an all-day, indoor-outdoor culinary experience. The concept is a bustling social café, where guests can enjoy a double espresso to kick start the day, a cocktail during check-in, or meet over charcuterie and wine. Locals are also welcomed to take advantage of 1874 Social by making it their go-to coffee spot, trendy meeting location or post work happy hour bar. The open-air entryway expands out to the public plaza with green space for all to enjoy with convenient hours for any occasion.
This ground floor, all-day social café is the perfect spot to start your day, with a stuffed croissant and locally sourced coffee. Guests can ease into lunch with dishes like a scratch made soup, truffle fries and a glass of Pinot Noir. Be seated for dinner outside in the sidewalk dining area or enjoy charcuterie and cocktails with live music in the adjacent common area courtyard.
The breakfast menu consists of morning favorites, including Avocado Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, Buttermilk Waffles & Fried Chicken and Granola Yogurt Parfaits. The specialty coffee menu, featuring Lavazza Italian coffee, offers a variety of selections from a classic americana or espresso to traditional breakfast tea.
The beautifully balanced food menu lingers into happy hour and dinner, with a fresh, local mix of flavor profiles that are seasonal and bold. Smoky Mozzarella & Heirloom Tomatoes, Lobster Roll and the Tuna Poke Bowl are just a few of the dishes to be enjoyed with the expansive cocktail, beer & wine, and dessert menus.
Hotel West & Main, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class hotel brands.
About Concord Hospitality
As an award-winning hotel development and management company, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has spent the last three decades successfully growing the company’s portfolio, which includes premium-branded properties across the United States and Canada. Recognized as one of the top 10 management companies in North America, Concord Hospitality creates benefits for its partners and associates by leveraging its operations, development, sales and marketing, technology, accounting and operational management expertise to continue to grow its portfolio of best-in-class hotels. The company believes its people are its greatest strength. With the brightest talent, the most innovative processes and a commitment to giving back to the communities where associates live and work, Concord Hospitality is committed to being a great place to work for all. Learn more at concordhotels.com.
About Keystone Development and Investment
Keystone is a vertically integrated commercial real estate development and investment company. It delivers value for investors and tenants by creating mixed-use developments that revitalize neighborhoods, empower people, and drive productivity and collaboration. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa., its portfolio of iconic projects attracting world-class companies includes 10 million square feet of office and mixed-use properties with 2 million square feet under development, and spans locations along the East Coast. Keystone has offices in Philadelphia, PA, Morristown, NJ, and Miami FL. For more information, please visit www.keystone.us.
About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of more than 80 original hotels that offer guests unique style and vibrant personality, encouraging guests to make an authentic connection to their destination. While each property is unique, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience Tapestry Collection by Hilton by booking at tapestrycollectionbyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Tapestry Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/tapestry, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.