Dec. 11–A New York City company has purchased another hotel in central Pennsylvania. MCR which purchased the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey in Swatara Township back in August has purchased the Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Carlisle in Middlesex Township.

The hotel at 1 Hampton Court has 78 pet-friendly suites with fully-equipped kitchens. The hotel has a basketball court, convenience store, a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool spa, a 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, a 24-hour business center and on-site laundry service. The hotel which was purchased last month also offers free breakfast and wi-fi. The hotel opened in 2006.

MCR has invested in and developed more than 100 hotel properties with more than 12,000 rooms in 27 states operated under 11 brands. The firm has offices in New York City and Dallas. The is the company's sixth Pennsylvania hotel, according to its website. MCR also recently acquired the 100-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Langhorne in Falls Township, Bucks County. That hotel includes the same features as the Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Carlisle. In addition to the hotels in the Harrisburg, Carlisle and Langhorne areas, the company also owns three hotels in the Lehigh Valley.

In its two most recent acquisitions in Pennsylvania, MCR touts the hotels' close proximity to area landmarks — as the hotel in Middlesex Township is close to the U.S. Army War College and the hotel in Bucks County is close to Sesame Place.

–Business Buzz