Blog/Philadelphia: Live Like A Lokal

Boutique hotel interior with exposed white brickwork and warehouse windows.

An interior warehouse window echoes the old fenestration. Imagery courtesy of Lokal | Photography by Heidi's Bridge Photography.

 

The birthplace of a nation is experiencing a renaissance as a top tourist destination. The first World Heritage City within the United States, Philadelphia boasts a rich history, a host of cultural sites and a new wave of beautifully conceived boutique hotels offering modern convenience and old-world charm. We find Philly fine.

 

Lokal is a beautifully designed boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia’s Old City. Comprising six apartment-style suites with ‘invisible service’, the hotel offers – as its name implies – the opportunity to live like a local. Quaint streets, heritage sites, and the city’s best bars are on it's doorstep. But with each suite featuring a kitchen and living area, it’s tempting to stay in too. You’ll enjoy all the perks of visiting, but also feel at home.

Boutique Philadelphia hotel bedroom and living room detail.

Designers Jersey Ice Cream Co selected furnishings from local makers.

 

Boutique Philadelphia hotel living room interior with warehouse windows.

Expansive warehouse windows enhance the industrial aesthetic.

 

Boutique Philadelphia hotel kitchen and bathroom detail.

Brass fixtures and a marble counter complete this sophisticated kitchenette; In this bathroom, a large concrete basin contrasts with its timber base.

 

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