ROOST expands its Philadelphia footprint • Hotel Designs

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Part of Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, a leading high-design extended-stay concept known for bridging the boutique hotel experience with apartment-style living, ROOST Kelly Drive is located within The Driftway, a new luxury rental and multi-use development located in Philadelphia’s dynamic East Falls neighbourhood.

flagstone floor and clean wooden lines in the lobby at ROOST Kelly Drive

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“With the launch of ROOST Kelly Drive, we’re not merely expanding our footprint; we’re reinforcing our commitment to our home city by embracing Method Co’s origins,” said Dan Cruz, President of ROOST Apartment Hotel. “Our roots in Philadelphia – starting with our inaugural locations in Midtown, Rittenhouse, and East Market – have been crucial to ROOST’s success and national expansion. The unique ROOST experience, which merges design-forward accommodations with exceptional hospitality services, amenities and programming, aims to offer our guests a sense of belonging. Each property reflects our dedication to making our guests feel at-home.”

natural colours and textures with plants in the lounge design in ROOST aparthotel

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Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, The Driftway was inspired by the timeless beauty of nature and the allure of honest materials with an emphasis on craftsmanship, functional beauty and organic forms. The property features nearly 10,000 square feet of retail space, 142 luxury residential units, along with the introduction of city’s newest boutique hotel, ROOST Kelly Drive, which includes 33 apartment-style accommodations. Upon entry, the building’s lobby was designed to feel visually quiet with a clean, neutral palette featuring cool white walls and flagstone flooring, with added warmth and texture provided by layered, soft textiles, curated fixtures, and furniture upholstered in plush fabrics and supple leather.

natural light from large windows in the bedrooms at ROOST Kelly Drive

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The apartment hotel units at ROOST Kelly Drive, designed in collaboration between Morris Adjmi and Method Studios, Method Co.’s in-house design firm, were created to serve as functional spaces with clean lines and subtle tones. A neutral colour palette evokes a calm environment with muted wood flooring and millwork adding to the minimal aesthetic, while soft, colour blocked furnishings imbue spaces with warmth and energy. Each apartment features large windows framing captivating views of the Schuylkill River and Falls Bridge, and full-size kitchens with modern appliances, spacious islands, and quartz countertops. The living experience is enhanced by ample bathroom vanity storage, fully tiled showers & baths, and generous closet space, complemented by high-design furnishings from Audo, Gubi, Industry West, and Schoolhouse.

clean white lines in apartment kitchen in ROOST Kelly Drive

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“ROOST Kelly Drive embodies the essence of a true home away from home, meticulously crafted to offer a sanctuary where guests can truly unwind in a manner unmatched by any traditional hotel,” said César J. Rodríguez, Managing Partner at Cimbra Partners. “From its exquisite finishes to its prime location and breathtaking views, the experience at ROOST Kelly Drive is nothing short of extraordinary.”

The development is also home to a vibrant mix of amenities for guests, including an outdoor pool and lounge area, game room, private workspaces, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a pet wash, an e-bike rental program, a wellness room, and unique programming and events. The second floor amenity space seamlessly blends with the exterior amenity deck and pool, and is composed of refined and tactile materials. Scheduled for later this year, Method Co. will also open a café concept located on The Driftway’s ground floor.

white interior by Method Co. with natural colours and plants

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“We are incredibly excited to unveil ROOST Kelly Drive at The Driftway which has emerged as a new beacon of elevated living in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighbourhood,” said David Grasso, Co-founder and President of Method Co. “As our eighth location, ROOST Kelly Drive reflects our continued effort to revolutionise extended stay living by seamlessly integrating boutique hotel perks into thoughtfully designed apartments. Complete with everything needed for a long-term stay or short-term vacation, ROOST Kelly Drive sets a new standard in both elegance and practicality.”

Considered a pioneer in the high-design apartment hotel movement, Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand is significantly expanding its portfolio. ROOST Kelly Drive marks the brand’s fourth location in Philadelphia, and eighth location nationally, with properties in Cleveland, Tampa, Detroit, and Baltimore.

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