Wilkes Barre, Pa., approves $11M boutique hotel

The township zoning hearing board of Wilkes Barre, Pa., approved the development of a boutique hotel in the city. The property is expected to cost more than $11 million to develop, and will not be part of any chain.

Color Hospitality of Flemington, N.J., will operate the hotel. The project will complement the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino with its own hotel and conference center a mile away in nearby Plains Township and will cater primarily to business travelers. The project will be put out for bid in the first week of November and construction is expected to begin in December.

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