ALLENTOWN, PA—Greenwood Hospitality Group opened a Renaissance Hotel here as part of the Center City Lehigh Valley development downtown.
Developed by City Center Investment Corp., the seven-story Renaissance Hotel, whose lobby is an adaptive reuse of the historic Dime Bank, is located adjacent to the PPL Center, a new 8,500-seat sports and events arena, in the the City Center Lehigh Valley development.
The Renaissance offers 170 guestrooms and suites; 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a 4,100-square-foot ballroom; Club Room; and health club.
Considered one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the United States, Center City Lehigh Valley also includes 170 new luxury apartments, 650,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space and 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space.
“Every great city has a great hotel and the opening of the Renaissance Allentown is a major milestone in the rebirth of downtown Allentown,” stated J.B. Reilly, president of City Center Investment Corp. “We look forward to the Renaissance Allentown bringing regional and national activity to our city. City Center appreciates the experienced guidance and high standards of Greenwood Hospitality Group in managing this first-class property.”
“The introduction of the Renaissance Allentown to the downtown ushers in a new era of hospitality for the region,” stated Greenwood principal Thomas Conran. “The upscale attributes of the property will enable us to attract a diverse clientele seeking an upscale experience in both amenities and service.”