Keystone Property Group broke ground today on Hotel West + Main, the hotel component of the 520,000-square-foot SORA West development at the corner of West Elm Street and Fayette Street in Conshohocken. SORA West is a $325 million mixed-use project that includes a new global headquarters for Fortune 10 pharmaceutical distribution company AmerisourceBergen, the reuse of a 146-year-old historic firehouse, and a 12-story public and private parking garage.
Keystone has partnered with Concord Hospitality Enterprises to develop and operate the 127-room boutique hotel as part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The hotel will feature a rooftop bar and lounge and meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The hotel is expected to open in the second half of 2022. When it does, more than 1,500 AmerisourceBergen employees will occupy the adjacent 11-story office tower, and the former home of Washington Fire Company will be brought back to life.
MoreThanTheCurve.com has reported on most of what was mentioned above before. What is new is that there will be a first-floor dining experience with an outdoor terrace that will physically connect the firehouse with the newly constructed hotel. The restaurant will be known as 1874 Social, honoring the year the fire company formed on the site. The firehouse, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, also inspired the name of the second-floor gastropub experience, the Hook & Ladder Skybar.
“This project is part of our evolution to a fully vertically integrated mixed-use development company,” says Keystone Founder and CEO Bill Glazer. “We’ve connected one of the most important companies to one of the most important sites in a way that redefines Conshohocken’s skyline and ushers in a new era of downtown vibrancy for one of Greater Philadelphia’s most prominent submarkets.”
Hotel West + Main will become the third hotel in the 19428 Conshohocken zip code. The Residence Inn on Washington Street in Conshohocken opened in 2001. The Philadelphia Marriot West in West Conshohocken opened in the early 1990s.