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Roost Apartment Hotels: The Extended Stay Hotel Reinvented


Roost Apartment Hotels: The Extended Stay Hotel Reinvented

March 22, 2016

Roost Hotels, conceived as a hybrid between an Airbnb rental and a boutique hotel, recently opened its second Philadelphia location overlooking Rittenhouse Square (the first venture is in downtown Philadelphia), in a bid to attract the next generation of business nomads.

Roost cofounder and CEO Randall Cook called on NY-based Morris Adjmi Architects, a veteran of stylish projects like the Wythe in NYC, to orchestrate the interiors of both locations. The designers also paid attention to the technology side of things: The hotels are outfitted with fourth generation Apple TVs, Revo supersystem radios, plus guests receive discounted rates at the Pipeline, Philadelphia’s new coworking space. Stay tuned: The team hopes to open more than a dozen Roost locations around the country.

Photography by Matthew Williams, courtesy of Roost Apartment Hotel.

Roost Midtown


Above: The first Roost location occupies two floors of the Packard Building in downtown Philadelphia.


Above: The 1,250-square-foot Roost Midtown Penthouse apartment has a restored ornate vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, and custom built-in bookshelves.


Above: The two-globe Modo Sconces flanking the fireplace are by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill.


Above: A sidebar with a custom light by Michael Anastassiades.


Above: In the penthouse kitchen, a Shaded Pendant Light from Workstead illuminates the workspace. The slim leather banquette is by Philadelphia-based Norman Porter.

Roost Rittenhouse


Above: Roost Rittenhouse overlooks one of the five original parks planned by William Penn during the 17th century. It has 22 residences, a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, as well as two duplex penthouse suites.


Above: Each apartment has a vintage Moroccan rug from ABC Carpet & Home.


Above: Terrain supplied all the plants and terrariums throughout the hotel.


Above: A tidy kitchen area.


Above: A small Saarinen Round Table occupies a corner of an eat-in kitchen.


Above: A Rendondo Armchair by Patricia Urquiola with a Kaiser-idell Luxus Floor Lamp and a custom leather-covered Altamura Desk from Casamidy with a Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp.


Above: The Original BTC Hector Medium Wall Light is available from Horne.


Above: The bedside tables are by Chelsea Textile; the Hector Table Lamp from Original BTC is available from Design Within Reach.


Above: Bathroom amenities are from Italian brand Davines.


Above: The bathrooms have walk-in rainfall showers with frameless glass shower doors.

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