Daniel J. Keating, III
Owner & Developer, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

As a leader in the real estate development, construction and environmental management fields for more than forty years, Dan Keating has built a lauded portfolio and reputation that spans far beyond the Philadelphia region. Long involved in the development and growth of the Delaware River Waterfront, Dan set his sights on building the first waterfront hotel in Philadelphia. In 2000 he opened the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing (formerly known as the Hyatt Penn’s Landing) – one of the first hospitality developments along the Delaware River. Today, the Hilton Penn’s Landing stands as a year-round hub for activity along the river and a staple in the Philadelphia hotel community.

As a patriotic man and maritime fan, the hotel took on Dan’s vision to provide visitors and locals alike a glimpse of life along the river. Now, the new waterfront dining experience will take guests one step closer to the waterfront with the nautically inspired Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen.


George Gilfesis
Executive Chef, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

Chef George Gilfesis is an accomplished culinary expert who brings fine dining and quality banquet dining experience to the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing and its culinary counterparts.

With more than 25 years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry, Chef Gilfesis focusses on creating globally inspired dishes with quality ingredients that appeal to individual guests as well as large-scale event attendees. Always committed to providing a memorable dining experience, Chef Gilfesis artfully crafts dishes and full-scale menus that are unique to each venue and event.

From 250-seat dining rooms to 36,000 square-feet of banquet space, Chef Gilfesis is a proven leader unifying culinary teams with a customer-focused mission. Previously serving as Executive Chef and Sous Chef for large hotel brands and regional fine-dining restaurants, Chef Gilfesis joined the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in November 2015. He is a graduate of the Restaurant School of Philadelphia and recipient of the 2013 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award.