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Lawrenceville is getting its first hotel in years, and it’s an adaptive reuse of an older building.
The Washington Education Center — the large brick building located at 40th St. just west of Butler (next to Wendy’s) — will be transformed into a boutique TRYP Hotel scheduled to open in early 2019.
Josh Aderholt, a 12-year resident of the neighborhood and principal at the Wheeling, WV-based Century Group, is largely to thank for what will be the first TRYP Hotel in the state.
Rather than cookie-cutter style, each TRYP hotel (there are six in the U.S. and more around the globe) is designed to reflect “the vibe, drama and feel of its city,” said Danny Aderholt of Century Group, developers of the property. Danny is Josh’s dad and has witnessed the many changes of Lawrenceville, a place he calls one of the coolest neighborhoods in America.
He and several others from The Century Group presented the plans for the 108-room TRYP Hotel at Row House Cinema on Wednesday. Shelby Weber, interior designer at Desmone Architects (they’re handling architecture for the project), was also on hand, along with David Breingan, head of Lawrenceville United.
The group is pairing with Kate Romane, noted chef and owner of Black Radish Kitchen, for food service at its hotels two restaurants, one on the ground floor and one on the rooftop, including a small plates tapas menu. That, joked Danny, could include smaller sandwiches with coleslaw and fries. Romane Productions will also help choose the executive chef and culinary team for both restaurants.
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