Adapting a Chain Restaurant to Fit Hotel’s Mold

When a chain restaurant is adapted for a hotel, it’s not just a matter of adhering to the brand standards of the restaurant company; the hotel brand must also be factored into the equation. But in the end, the best approach comes down to creating a special guest experience.

This is the primary ingredient that Eric Rahe, principal of BLT Architects, takes into consideration with every project, but especially with hotel restaurants. His latest challenge is to integrate Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse into the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, where he and designer Melissa Wylie of Sims Patrick Studio recently spearheaded a $30 million renovation. Read the rest of the article here.