May 25, 2016
After an ownership change in February, the Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing will soon have a new theme for its waterfront restaurant as it completes a $15 million renovation along the Delaware River.
According to Eater Philly, plans at the hotel — formerly the Hyatt on Penns Landing — include a rebranding of the current Keating's River Grill as Keating's Rope and Anchor, Bar + Kitchen.
Developer and owner Daniel J. Keating said the new concept will be a "social eatery with waterfront views" rather than a run-of-the-mill hotel restaurant.
The menu at Rope and Anchor will be primarily seafood and contemporary American dishes served in a dining room with live entertainment. Renovations will be led by Philadelphia-based design firm Floss Barber Inc.
Keating's restaurant is part of the first of three phases in the Hilton's overall plan to transform the hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Hilton HHonor Lounge and a more spacious lobby, completed in March, are intended to encourage an open-floor plan that brings guests together for conversation.
Once the first phase is wrapped up next month ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Hilton will move to revamp the hotel's meeting spaces and ballroom beginning in December. The final phase of the redesign will introduce a new look to all of the hotel's 348 suites, with an emphasis on rest and rejuvenation.
The full renovation is expected to be complete in early 2018. Keating's Rope and Anchor, meanwhile, will open its doors on May 27.