Premier developer and owner of luxury apartments and condominiums, Dranoff Properties, and hospitality, lifestyle and real estate development company, sbe, have now announced that Philippe Stark will take on the role of exclusive interior designer for the SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel.
“French design has long been a hallmark of Philadelphia’s aesthetic,” says Carl Dranoff, founder and CEO of Dranoff Properties. “In the early twentieth century, it was Paul Philippe Cret who gave us the celebrated Rodin Museum, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge.
“Today, it is Philippe Starck who is poised to redefine Philadelphia design with the SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel. To have an interior designer of Philippe’s calibre and world-class acclaim for this project truly speaks to Dranoff Properties’ and sbe’s shared commitment to excellence but also, to the transformational nature of this project for Philadelphia as an emergent global city.”
Set to be located on the corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia, the 47-story hotel will have 152 boutique hotel rooms.