Roost Rittenhouse hotel review - Philadelphia, USA
Roost, a championing authority of well-designed, apartment-style accommodation perfect for extended stays, has added a follow-up property to its books, thus anchoring its novel formula. Situated once again in Philadelphia, this time overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the new outpost builds upon its debut concept by adding new amenities and communal spaces, such as a café and wine bar, 24-hour lobby lounge and a restaurant in its basement.
Designed once again by Morris Adjmi Architects, Roost Rittenhouse exudes a restrained, yet elegant flair. Its 27 rooms, which range from studio to two bedroom layouts, are each individually treated with custom fixtures by Workstead, Patricia Urquiola armchairs, vintage rugs and lighting by Roll & Hill. The two duplex penthouse suites hold court on the 11th floor, and come with European oak herringbone floors, antique furniture and custom kitchens. One penthouse comes armed with a study and city views, while the other has skylights in the master bathroom, a freestanding bathtub and a panoramic window that spans the width of the building.
The lobby lounge, which resembles a 1950s den, is equipped with its own vinyl collection and McIntosh sound system, along with bay windows and a fireplace for maximum coziness. A street view café will dole out single origin and distinctive coffee blends, with gourmet bites to boot. The restaurant below will be run by local favourite Chris Painter, who plans on pairing a raw bar with craft cocktails - both are set to open later in the year.