4 hotels open in the Keystone State

The Philadelphia Marriott Old City reopened following a multimillion-dollar conversion. Photo credit: PM Hotel Group

Four hotels have opened in Pennsylvania over the past few weeks. The debuts include two major conversions in Philadelphia, a Residence Inn by Marriott in Harrisburg and a Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton outside of Pittsburgh.

The Notary Hotel

Braemar Hotels & Resorts reopened the former Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown as The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection earlier this month. The debut followed a more than $20 million rebranding and renovation process. The property now features 499 guestrooms and more than 10,000 square feet of conference space.

Philadelphia Marriott Old City

The Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill reopened as the Philadelphia Marriott Old City this week following the completion of phase one of a multimillion-dollar total renovation. The improvements totally reconfigured the lobby; created the new, all-day dining and bar area Society Commons; and completely refurbished the hotel’s guestrooms. The final phase of the renovations will work to improve the hotel’s meeting space and expand its fitness center. PM Hotel Group operates the hotel for the Buccini/Pollin Group.

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | SEPTEMBER 10 & 24, 2020

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.


Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg North

The 123-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg North opened Thursday. The hotel features a 24-hour food-and-beverage market, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a meeting room and a basketball court. Titan Hotel Group owns and manages the hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh New Stanton

Earlier this month, Stanton Hospitality opened the 84-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh New Stanton. The property includes a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor heated saltwater pool, a 24-hour business center, a laundry room and a 820-square-foot meeting room. Stanton owns and operates the hotel.

Suggested Articles

While occupancy largely was flat week over week during the seven-day period ending Sept. 19, rate and revenue both declined.

The final day of Hotel Optimization Part 2 focused on booking channels, cleanliness protocols and maximizing revenue in the age of COVID-19.

The 132-room hotel’s interior design and branding, conceived by Hirsch Bedner Associates, were inspired by the history of the city of Burbank.