Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel’s Grand Opening – A Mini Resort Packaged as a Short Term Hotel across from Pa Convention Center
Howard Wurzak, Sen Larry Farnese, Mayor Nutter, Robert A. Zuritsky, Parkway Rick
Lyons, Capital One and State Rep Dwight Evan, guest, Jake Winigrad, Parkway Corp
The hotel was completed on time, and opened in August. Last week, on a day that could have been August with the temperatures hovering around 90, many of Philadelphia influencers and political might turned out to celebrate the opening of the hotel including
Nancy C. O’Meara, Executive Director and Craft Show Manager at Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art checks out the rooms she blocked off for the upcoming PMA Craft Show at the Pa Convention Center November 7 thru 10th. It’s fabulous, and I’ll be photographing the show for the third year in a row.
Bill Duncan is the global head of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton welcomes the guests as Robert A. Zuritsky, Parkway Corp looks on.
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, the hotel will features over 2,000 square feet
of meeting space and 9,750 square feet for ground floor retail and restaurants. in fact Center City’s first Panera Bread will be one of the tenants.
The total project cost is $60 million and was partially funded with $2.75
million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding and an
Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Program (IFIP) grant from the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Industrial Development
Corporation (PIDC) provided $5 million in HUD 108 loans and the building
will receive $3 million in EnergyWorks funding from PIDC and The Reinvestment
Fund. The energy conservation measures for the hotel will include a partial
green roof, high efficiency HVAC system and significant energy performance
upgrades, all in line with the Home2 Suites brand sustainability practices.
L.F. Driscoll will oversee construction of the development.The project was finished one month before it’s schedule completion by the Philadelphia building trades.