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Conshohocken’s newest boutique hotel is nearing completion, and now more information is coming out about the concept as the team gets closer to opening.
Hotel West & Main is a brand new boutique hotel from Hilton. Part of their exclusive Tapestry collection, Hilton Tapestry properties offer an ideal marriage between the independent hotel experience and the consistency and reassurance that guests have come to expect from Hilton. Their latest addition to the collection, Hotel West & Main, is slated for a late 2022 opening and will be established at 45-47 Fayette Street, right next to the Schuylkill River and the Conshohocken train station.
The new hotel, which is a partnership between Keystone Development + Investment and Concord Hospitality Enterprises, is envisioned as a new gathering place where Conshohocken’s industrial past meets the opulent influence of the Pennsylvania Main Line communities. Hotel West & Main reimagines the social clubs and workers union halls of a bygone era, deconstructing divides and becoming a destination for people from all walks of life. A tribute to the city’s history, the hotel is infused with design elements that pay homage to the history of the Washie’s Firehouse, which will now be part of the new hotel. The hotel’s brand identity and interior design was established by Might & Main, who partnered with Interior Image Group to develop the concept narrative.
While the project was announced in 2021, the team is slowly finishing construction and getting ready to open their new concept to the public later this year. Now, more information is coming out about the hotel’s restaurant and bar concepts that have been planned for the first and second floors. The lobby bar and lounge will be called 1874 Social, named for the year that the Washie’s Firehouse company was formed. 1874 Social will offer patrons an indoor-outdoor culinary experience, connecting the newly constructed hotel with the renovated fire house. The original firehouse doors have even been painstakingly replicated in order to offer an immediate connection from the lobby bar to the public plaza.
The second floor gastropub experience, meanwhile, will be called Hook & Ladder Skybar. The venue formerly functioned as the firehouse dormitory, but the space has been restored and repurposed in order to establish an upscale, modern dining experience that pays tribute to the firehouse and the neighborhood’s industrial history. While the project has been scheduled to open up at the end of 2022 for quite some time, further details about the specific opening date are still forthcoming. Interested parties can follow Hilton Tapestry Collection on Instagram for updates on the space, as well as information on all of their upcoming projects.