February 12, 2021
Marriott has transformed the site of the former Pencoyd Ironworks foundry in Bala Cynwyd into a new Residence Inn hotel featuring two restaurants that have been deemed among the most anticipated openings in the country in 2021.
The 124-suite hotel sits at 615 Righters Ferry Road, where one of the region's most influential bridge builders operated along the Schuylkill River from the mid-19th century until 1943.
The history of Pencoyd Ironworks is incorporated into the hotel's modern, industrial design to match the surrounding scenery.
Situated along the east bank of the Schuylkill River, the site offers easy access to I-76, City Avenue and Manayunk, with a simple commute to local offices, universities and recreational trails and attractions in the area.
The hotel includes two new restaurants that will be jointly run by Top Chef Winner Nick Elmi and Philadelphia restaurateur Fia Berisha.
The Landing Kitchen, on track to open in early March, is an all-day riverfront café featuring baked-in-house bread, pastries and a seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lark, a Mediterranean restaurant, will offer mid-Atlantic coastal cuisine, with a rooftop terrace and full bar expected to open some time this spring.
Food & Wine listed both restaurants among 2021's most promising openings.
Marriott's Residence Inn brand is an all-suite hotel comprised of studio and one-bedroom suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen.
The hotel also is pet-friendly and offers on-site dry cleaning services and a grocery delivery service run by Marriott. A free hot breakfast is available to guests every day, with a rotating selection of choices.
The new hotel is owned by Main Line LP and managed by Classic Hospitality LLC of Bala Cynwyd. The officially opened earlier this week.