Firehouse Hotel Aims to Ignite Activity on Conshohocken Corridor

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Image via Ryan Mulligan, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
West & Main incorporates the old Washington Co. fire station.

Along a popular corridor in Conshohocken sits the mixed-use Hotel West & Main, set to make its grand opening October 13. This $59-million project unites SORA West — a multifaceted development spearheaded by Keystone Development & Investment — with a green-space connection to the one-million-sq.-ft. AmerisourceBergen campus. Ryan Mulligan rang the bell in reporting the project for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The hotel is the final rung in a ladder of projects that business leaders hope will change the game for Conshohocken’s real estate reputation. This upscale lodge incorporates the renovated Washington Fire Co. Station.

Its lobby café, 1874 Social, derives its namesake from the year the firehouse was established. With an entrance to the shared open turf, this all-day service gives diners the option to sip on their brew indoor or al-fresco.

Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen is on the second floor of this six-story building that connects the old with the new. The 184-seat eatery houses Chief sushi chef Zack Wannawong who previously dished up his The Boathouse and Olde Bar.

The establishment also offers a 3,500-sq.-ft. ballroom.

Partnering with North Carolina-based Concord hospitality, Keystone Development & Investment’s multipurpose hotel project is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

It’s meant to be a “hybrid” space, not just for tourists but for the community as well.

“It’s not meant to be just some hotel that you pass by. You don’t go into a hotel when you live in the area,” said Rich Gottlieb, Keystone Development & Investment chief operating officer. “This is not meant to be that. This is someplace you’re going to want to come to have a drink, have a meal and we expect a lot of people to do that.”

Overnight visitors can book one of the 127 rooms for $190–$299 a night, but prices may jump after opening and could go for up to nearly $500 a night.  

Full details on the mixed-use space Hotel West & Main are at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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