Former Hyatt Regency Reopens as Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
- Mar 04, 2015
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is now officially operating under the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. The announcement was made more than two months since the 348-room hotel changed hands at the end of 2014.
Located at 201 S. Columbus Blvd., the former Hyatt Regency is the first hotel on the banks of the Delaware River and sits within walking distance of a slew of iconic attractions such as the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and some Old City Philadelphia’s best boutiques. The 22-story building was completed in 2000 and has been designed as an anchor for the Philadelphia waterfront area.
According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, a Product Improvement Plan (PIP) was conducted and executed at the site. This process allowed brand consultants to decide on the renovations and extensions that were required to convert the former Hyatt Regency into a new Hilton hotel. All existing staff and management positions remained in place during and after the re-branding process, the Journal reported. The new Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is now operated by Pyramid Hotel Group, under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
A more recent report by the Journal said that the renovation design is still in the works, and the final version will be submitted for permitting by the end of 2015, with construction scheduled to start in 2016.
Image courtesy of Hilton Hotels & Resorts