The Lokal Hotel
We like design. We like feeling at home. We like doing what the locals do when we travel. We don’t like to be bothered. But we do like curated, expert advice. We also like good coffee and nice towels, sheets and beds.
As a husband and wife team, we have always loved to travel. But as design-centric people, it is always a disappointment to arrive at our destination and find a hotel with the same beige walls and maroon paisley bedspread. It makes us want to tweet #SAD!
So we decided to create a place where we would love to stay. We wanted a place that allowed our guests to experience the real Philadelphia, the Philly we know and love. And so we created Lokal – a design driven hotel that is highly curated to the local Philadelphian experience. Because everyone should be allowed to vacation in an environment that makes them feel happy. And everyone should love Philly as much as we do.
These are the main folks that helped us put this place together.
Two kids in love found an old embossing stamp at a flea market, dreamed up a design empire, and then set to work trying to create it. Today Tara Mangini and Percy Bright spend their time moving house to house, job to job, leaving beautiful homes in their wake.
True Hand Society
True Hand is a creative studio featuring custom tattooing & graphic design in a private, uniquely curated setting in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. They did a bang up job helping us bring this brand to life and they are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.