Realen Properties of Berwyn is teaming up with a New Orleans developer that specializes in renovating historic structures to convert the Liberty Title & Trust building at 101 N. Broad St. into a hotel.

Realen president Dennis Maloomian presented plans with HRI Properties Wednesday to the Philadelphia Art Commission for a 179 room hotel under Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Aloft flag at the 21-story 1920s building.

Plans include a contemporary-style addition of about three stories that will wrap around the building's northern and eastern sides and provide direct access to the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center. Completion is expected in spring of 2017.

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