Landmark hotel to open for the first time in close to 6 years

A landmark hotel in York is expected to open for the first time in close to six years.

The Yorktowne Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton at 48 E. Market St. is operated by GF Hotels & Resorts, and plans to open in the fall.

The hotel has started accepting reservations for hotel stays taking place from Jan. 1 and after. The pre-sale date will be moved forward in phases as the project nears completion. Hilton’s policy is to place the reservations off for some time initially in case of any delays associated with a new hotel opening.

“We have reached a huge project milestone with this announcement,” Michael Blum of GF Hotels & Resorts, said in a news release. “The people of York have awaited this moment for a number of years and we are happy to say we are finally at this point.”

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The Yorktowne Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton at 48 E. Market St. is operated by GF Hotels & Resorts and plans to open in the fall. (Rendering provided)

The hotel has 123 guest rooms and six meeting rooms. The hotel expects to have The Davidson Lobby Bar and The Graham Rooftop Lounge both open when the facility reopens.

The hotel is about 30 minutes from Harrisburg.

GF Hotels & Resorts is based in Philadelphia, and has more than 140 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, and golf courses in 31 states.

The Yorktowne Hotel was founded in 1925. The owner of the hotel is the York County Industrial Development Authority, which purchased the Yorktowne Hotel in December 2015. The hotel closed in November 2016.

The York County Industrial Development Authority, staffed by the York County Economic Alliance, is launching the John A. Lambert Hospitality Training program in partnership with Crispus Attucks, York College of Pennsylvania, and GF Hotels & Resorts. This hospitality training program will be offered at no cost and will prepare individuals for a career in the hospitality industry. Attendance at the classes and completion with a passing grade of the corresponding exam will result in a certificate from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. All classes will be taught by industry professionals, and held in the Crispus Attucks computer lab at 605 S. Duke St in York. These classes will be offered from September 12 through September 28 in the evenings and weekends, with classes available in Spanish upon request.

Training topics include:

  • Guest Service Gold: Golden Opportunities
  • START Front Desk Representative
  • START Guest Room Attendant
  • START Restaurant Server
  • START Maintenance Employee
  • START Kitchen Cook

For more information about the classes, click here.

The training program is named in honor of John Lambert, a longtime employee of the Yorktowne Hotel.

The training program is named in honor of John Lambert, a longtime employee of the Yorktowne Hotel. pm September 19-21 at its offices at 144 Roosevelt Ave. in York.

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