Method Co., a leading Philadelphia-based real estate management, development and design firm rooted in hospitality, unveils today the name and more details of their newest property, The Quoin, in addition to new hotel renderings and a website landing page. The new luxury, boutique hotel will be located in the former historic Security Trust & Safe Deposit Company Building at 519 Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware, and is scheduled to open late summer 2022. The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG), Delaware's largest real estate developer and a national-scale owner/operator of hotels, chose Method Co. for this project.
Method Co.'s goal for The Quoin is to honor the history of the Security Trust & Safe Deposit Company Building, a four-story Victorian Romanesque brownstone designed by the renowned Philadelphia architect, Frank Furness, while adding a new and lasting hospitality landmark to the fabric of downtown Wilmington, Delaware. The historic property now has 24 luxury hotel rooms, a lobby fireplace cafe & bar, a 155-seat ground floor restaurant with courtyard dining, a lower-level cocktail lounge, and Wilmington's first rooftop bar and event space.
The hotel derives its name from the Old French word meaning "corner" or "angle." The name connects the history, location and architecture of the building through a single thread, as quoins are most common in Western architecture, particularly Romanesque styles.
The hotel's overall contemporary interior design was carefully considered by Method Studios in partnership with Stokes Architecture. With an eye for detail across all touchpoints and a high level of quality in craft, the property gives way to a supremely authentic guest experience.
The new boutique hotel, with design from Method Studios leverages its storied location with a nature-inspired identity, a palette influenced by original Victorian-era paints dating back to 1820 and psychedelic hand-drawn floral illustrations. Drawing back to the historic corner of lower Market St., the visual identity revolves around a custom hand-drawn logo formed by the heritage of its prior businesses with the impressions of engravers and printers.
The hotel's three distinct culinary concepts will be operated by Method Co.
The Quoin Restaurant will focus on fresh wood-fired fare that celebrates craftsmanship and simplicity. The space will be designed to honor the history and architecture of 1800s Wilmington while serving as a modern-day sanctuary to rendezvous with all sorts. The restaurant will feature an open kitchen framed by a spacious dining room area outfitted with elegant wood paneling, custom mohair banquettes, and leather detailing.
The Quoin Rooftop will be the first rooftop bar and lounge in Wilmington serving as the perfect spot for happy hour, social gatherings, and light fare. The Quoin Rooftop will be a blend of indoor and outdoor areas that serves as the ideal space for events and special occasions.
The hotel's craft cocktail lounge (name forthcoming) will emphasize a low and slow atmosphere with a music selection as curated as its beverage program. The cocktail lounge will feature the space's original brick ceiling and a custom, room-spanning painted mural by the Reverend Michael Alan.