The Lokal experience

16 : 03 : 2017 Lokal : Hospitality : Airbnb Backlash

Philadelphia – Hotel concept Lokal features all of the amenities of a boutique rental property apart from on-site staff to make guests feel more at home.

  • The building comprises six self-contained units
  • Lokal aims to offer guests an authentic Philadelphia experience
Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia
Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia
Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia
Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia Lokal hotel by Jersey Ice Cream Company, Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia’s Old City neighbourhood, known for its independent stores, galleries and cafés, Lokal comprises a series of self-catering apartments with hotel facilities. The ‘invisible service’ hotel offers automated coded check-in and guests can use iPads located in every room to communicate with staff.

Designed by Jersey Ice Cream Company, each unit features a tiled bathroom, walk-in shower, kitchen and living room.

‘One of the key elements of our business is that we are a small boutique hotel going into unique residential neighbourhoods where larger hotels just don’t fit,’ says Chad Ludeman, co-founder of Lokal.

The Big Picture

Traditional hospitality brands are riding the wave of the Airbnb Backlash by offering guests home-like environments with all of the amenities of a traditional hotel.