HOMEWOOD SUITES UNIVERSITY CITY
In 2010, PIDC begin working with Campus Apartments for Homewood Suites by Hilton University City to provide a space needed for those visiting Philadelphia for educational pursuits, medical reasons, or tourism. The 10 story, 136 guest room extended stay hotel is located at 4109 Walnut Street, adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus, and this year, Campus Apartments has a lot to celebrate, too, with its 60th anniversary.
The hotel features beautiful 19th century architecture, exciting restaurants, and an eclectic mix of shops. The extended stay hotel also boasts a fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool. Guest can choose to stay in either a studio or one-bedroom suite featuring fully equipped kitchens.
Subordinate financing and grant programs from PIDC and its partners supported construction of a parking garage, pedestrian plaza, and the spacious rooms for Campus Apartments which created 300 new construction jobs and 35 permanent positions. “It means a lot for the neighborhood, especially the hospitals,” says David Adelman, president and CEO of Campus Apartments. “We built an amenity for these institutions who draw visitors from all over the world.”