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Lokal Hotel Opens 2nd Location – An A-Frame Vacation Cabin Getaway in South Jersey – 12.21.17
Lokal Hotel opens its second location – a boutique vacation cabin rental in South Jersey, which offers a serene getaway within an hour of Philadelphia. The property is a rehabbed and modernized A-Frame cabin on 2.5 acres of wooded land that fronts the Maurice River in Dorchester, NJ. The property is Lokal’s first foray into the vacation home rental market. It brings all of the same high design, boutique hotel amenities and service that exists in their flagship hotel in Old City to a home 50 minutes away.
High Design Hotel in Old City Releases Gorgeous Photos – 05.11.17
The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia’s newest boutique hotel, is excited to reveal additional pictures of the Jersey Ice Cream Co.-designed suites. Fe Heidi’s Bridge, the nationally acclaimed photographers who shot the first two suites (Billy and Betsy), returned to shoot the four remaining suites: Will, Tina, Louisa and Ben.
Jersey Ice Cream Co. (JICC), the design duo from Brooklyn, designed the four remaining suites to reflect the aesthetic of the first two suites, Billy and Betsy. While continuing to design a “textured, calm, and organic space”, JICC gave each room individual character with a mix of vintage and new furniture pieces.
Invisible Service, Boutique Hotel Now Taking Reservations – 03.09.17
Lokal, Philadelphia’s newest boutique hotel is now taking reservations for April 3rd, 2017 and beyond. Featuring six apartment style suites, Lokal will offer visitors the chance to experience the local Philadelphia lifestyle in a beautifully designed space that feels like home. Lokal, located in Old City, is making waves with its innovative invisible service, which will anticipate the needs of traveler and offer a highly curated and authentic Philly experience. With a focus on both high-end design and top of the line service, Lokal seeks to provide an alternative option to the discerning traveler.
New Hotel to Open in Old City – 01.25.17
Lokal, a 6-unit boutique hotel with a focus on invisible service, is coming to Old City. Featuring six, apartment-style suites, Lokal will offer guests an authentic Philadelphia experience and an escape that feels like home. The hotel will have no front desk. Instead, the team behind the project will anticipate needs and create a high level of behind-the-scenes service. In doing away with many of the trappings of a traditional hotel, Lokal seeks to provide a unique connection with the city without sacrificing the comfort and care travelers expect.
Main Lokal Priorities
We may not be on site, but we’re here for you. Curation and technology replace the front desk. From electronic access to iPads loaded with “room service apps” to web based music and TV, we’re going beyond the average hotel without needing to be in your space.
The midcentury meets industrial designed lofts make you feel like you’re at home, but a much better, calmer and less cluttered version of home. Our designers went the extra step to make your stay feel like no other hotel you’ve stayed at before.
We’ve put a physical and electronic list of uber-curated recommendations for you to eat, drink, shop and experience culture and adventure like a local Philadelphian. These are recommendations from true locals and not sponsored.
We locate our hotels in the heart of residential neighborhoods where larger hotels can not and are not allowed to fit. That makes you feel more like a lokal than a tourist during your stay.
- Why did you choose a cabin in the middle of NJ for your 2nd location?
The Lokal A-Frame in South Jersey was chosen as an escape from urban life where our guests can disconnect with technology and connect with nature and friends. It’s also our first attempt to bring all of the design and details to a vacation home near Philly that we always miss and long for when renting the typical vacation home that’s out there.
- What are you working on next?
We are building a new location in Philadelphia, in the Fishtown neighborhood where we’ve lived for over a decade. We love this neighborhood and there are almost no hotel rooms available, so we’re excited to bring this to our guests. We may also be working on something at the Jersey Shore. Maybe.
- What was the inspiration behind Lokal?
The inspiration for the Lokal concept came from how we like to travel. We want to stay in design-driven boutique hotels in the heart of residential neighborhoods and feel like we are staying like a local, rather than a tourist.
- Why Invisible Service?
The concept of “Invisible Service” came not only from a necessity to make a tiny hotel function, but to enable guests to visit with just the right amount of interaction from us. Everything you will need is loaded into your rooms just like at home and we are a call or text away if you need additional service.
- Why choose Old City for Lokal’s first location?
The Historic District of Old City is the perfect spot for our first location. It’s in the heart of the boutique shopping, gallery and cafe section of Old City where no other hotel can fit. You are literally living where the locals live during your stay with us.
Pro Images – Various Artists
Lokal A-Frame Openingby Heidi's Bridge
Interior Photos – Old Cityby Heidi's Bridge
Opening Night – Old Cityby Rocco Avallone
Facade – Old Cityby Various Artists
Before Pics – Old Cityby Lukas Huber
Before Pics – Nassau Bandby Rocco Avallone
Darren Burton Photographyby Darren Burton
Lokal A-Frame Launch Picsby Various Artists