Just in time for the Democratic National Convention, the newly rebranded Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing will open a waterfront restaurant, Keating's Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen. Designed to lure more locals than the Keating's River Grill it replaces, the modern Rope & Anchor will prepare sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients in contemporary American dishes. Diners will eat in a nautically themed dining room with live entertainment and a backdrop of the river.
"This is not a hotel restaurant," said developer and owner Daniel J. Keating in a statement. "This will be a social eatery with waterfront views, refreshing cocktails and culinary craftsmanship."
The restaurant refresh is part of phase I of a three-phase hotel overhaul that started with the construction of a Hilton HHonors lounge and an open lobby floor-plan in March. Phase II, set to begin in December and end next year, concentrates on upgrading meeting and ballroom space, and the final phase, which concludes in 2018, focuses on modernizing the guest rooms.
Rope & Anchor is slotted for a May 27 opening, according to this tweet: