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Method Co. opens new ROOST Apartment Hotel in Philadelphia

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Method Co., announced today the opening of ROOST Kelly Drive at The Driftway. Part of Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, the 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 neighborhood.

“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.”

Designed by renowned firm 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, and 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.

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 color palette evokes a calm environment with muted wood flooring and millwork adding to the minimal aesthetic, while soft, color 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.

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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.”

ROOST Kelly Drive and The Driftway are 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 center, 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 paired with white oak plank flooring, walnut, and lime wash walls, and bountiful light. Scheduled for later this year, Method Co., the company who is also behind Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurant concepts Wm. Mulherin’s Sons and HIROKI, will also open a cafe concept located on The Driftway’s ground floor.

“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 neighborhood,” said David Grasso, Co-founder and President of Method Co. “As our eighth location, ROOST Kelly Drive reflects our continued effort to revolutionize 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.

Method Co. has combined its expertise in design, placemaking and operations to lead the development of the new property, building upon its robust portfolio of successful brands and hotel property launches, including eight open locations of the ROOST Apartment Hotel brand; Philadelphia’s HIROKI and Wm. Mulherin’s Sons’ Restaurant and Hotel; The Quinte Oyster Bar, Lowland Tavern, and The Pinch Hotel in Charleston; Simmer Down and The Quoin Restaurant located within Wilmington, Delaware’s first luxury boutique hotel, The Quoin; and Le Suprême and Kamper’s, which recently opened at the Book Tower development in Detroit.

Tags: Method Co., Philadelphia, ROOST Apartment Hotel

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