News for the Hospitality Executive
Gulph Creek Hotels to Manage Two Pennsylvania Hotels;
Wayne, PA February 2011 - Gulph Creek Hotels, a leading Mid Atlantic hotel development and management company, today announced that they have signed agreements to manage the 60-room Best Western Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and the under-construction 60-unit Comfort Suites in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The Comfort Suites will open in the late spring of 2011.
The Best Western Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University is part of a mixed-use development which includes retail and student housing located at the entrance to Widener University. Opened in 2008, the Best Western features oversized suites with refrigerators and microwaves and a fitness center. "We are excited to work closely with our friends at Widener University and Chester attractions including Harrah's Casino and the PPL Soccer Stadium (Home of Major Soccer's Philadelphia Union)" says Amy Gancasz, Principal of Gulph Creek Hotels. "We expect that with our aggressive sales and marketing efforts and the hotel's #1 rating on Trip Advisor, the Best Western will soon be a leader in its competitive set."
When completed, the new Comfort Suites will provide visitors to Lewisburg and Bucknell University oversized rooms with separate areas for working, sleeping and relaxing. The Comfort Suites will offer a free hot buffet, high speed Internet access, a full size sofa bed and in-room refrigerator and microwave with an exercise room and swimming pool. The hotel will be the closest hotel to the university and highly visible from Route 15, the central artery through Lewisburg. "We are partnering closely with the university to bring an exceptional accommodation experience for corporate and leisure travelers to the Lewisburg market", said Derek W. Sylvester, Principal of Gulph Creek Hotels. "The Comfort Suites in Lewisburg marks an exciting expansion into Central Pennsylvania for Gulph Creek Hotels."
About Gulph Creek Hotels
Founded in 1995, Gulph Creek Hotels is recognized as a leading hotel management company in the Mid Atlantic region. Gulph Creek's portfolio of managed hotels includes Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels and Best Western International. Gulph Creek Hotels with 350 employees was named as one of the Best places to Work in Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2010.