The Rittenhouse Hotel is a central fixture on Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square. Champalimaud was commissioned to position The Rittenhouse for the future, melding a sleek modern sensibility with the influences of Philadelphia's history and the importance of art to the life of the neighborhood.
In a new Library Bar, contemporary details mix with an etched glass map of Old Philadelphia and a curated collection of books and art. An intimate atmosphere is enhanced by a Macassar ebony bar, with a Carrara marble top and golden leather barstools and banquettes.
The elegant furnishings of the renovated Mary Cassatt Tea Room's pay homage to the acclaimed American painter. The room features an impressionist palette, sophisticated, yet comfortable furnishings, and modern chandeliers that cast a warm glow onto crisp white china and linens.
Champalimaud also designed the hotel's five Park Suites with Art Deco details. Guests enter through a private gallery with curated artwork and books that nod to Philadelphia's history.