Lokal started as a distant dream for husband and wife team Chad and Courtney Ludeman. While they had worked together for over a decade in more traditional real estate, the always had a longing for hospitality. Every hotel the Ludeman’s staid in over the years, every AirBnB, every vacation home would result in notes on how they would do things differently from the wall color to the welcome notes.
So they decided to create a place where they would love to stay. The Ludeman’s wanted a place that allowed their guests to experience the real Philadelphia, the Philly they knew and loved. And so Lokal Hotel was born – 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 they do.
Since Lokal’s beginning on Old City, Philadelphia, they have gone on to create hotels in Fishtown – Philadelphia, Cape May – NJ and one vacation AFrame cabin in South Jersey on the Maurice River. Each location strives to embody the city and neighborhood it’s located in while using as many local makers as possible to fit out its interiors.
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.
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