The adaptive reuse restoration of the historic Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street into a luxury hotel represents an exciting design opportunity within the cultural fabric of Philadelphia. The renovation will preserve, restore, renovate and adapt this wonderful WPA era historic building, complete with its 40,000 +/- square feet of historic interior courtrooms and grand public spaces. Working within the Secretary of Interior standards and guidelines for the preservation of historic buildings, the 220 guest room hotel will be a unique boutique hotel, renowned for the ecclectic style.
DDI recognizes and embraces the strategic importance of this hotel in support of tourism, in support of the Philadelphia Convention Center and in support of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Museum District as a vibrant “walkable” center of culture within the City of Philadelphia. Additionally, the hotel wishes to appeal not only to hotel guests, but also the community; therefore, the design includes several coworking spaces available to neighborhood residents, as well as the F&B offerings.