HERSHEY, PA—The Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue has opened. The 120-room hotel is owned by Bears Creek Hershey Hotel LLC—a joint development between Shaner Hotel Holdings LP and Chafia Capital Partners, a real estate investment and private equity firm. The property will be managed by Shaner and was financed by Clearfield, PA-based CNB Bank.
“We have been quite active in hotel development the past several years, and the fruits of our labor are coming on line,” said Plato Ghinos, Shaner president. “We expect to open an additional four hotels in 2017 and another five projected to open in 2018.”
Amenities include a guest laundry, a fitness room, an indoor pool and a full-service business center. The hotel has the new Courtyard Refreshing Business lobby, which includes the C-Bar, serving breakfast, coffee and cocktails, as well as seating options ranging from a communal table in the middle of the action to more private media booths with high-definition televisions to a semi-enclosed lounge area.
Guestrooms have free WiFi, new bedding and a guestroom entertainment package, which includes 40 HD channels, an interactive channel guide and internet TV equipped with Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Crackle and Pandora.