Entire Project: 166,336 sq ft
CRÈME Architecture and Design, a collective by Jun Aizaki, focused on authenticity at the interiors of Hyatt Centric Center City, the brand’s flagship Philadelphia location, with a design rooted in the region’s heritage. The Brooklyn-based design firm’s first full hotel project captures rich craft traditions as well as the city’s historic industrial prominence, overlaid with Aizaki’s Japanese influence. The newly constructed, 332-room upscale lifestyle hotel located in Philadelphia’s trendy Rittenhouse Square has a sophisticated simplicity with an airy, muted palette and abundance of raw wood that references the region’s past as a lumber capital. This elevated rusticity is accented with details that connect the city’s roots to its contemporary streetscape, considering the street art, mosaics, and murals that give its built environment a unique character.