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A historic hotel will open its doors for the first time in almost 6 years

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An iconic York hotel is set to open for the first time in almost 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 began accepting reservations for hotel stays from January 1 and after. The presale date will be brought forward in phases as the project nears completion. It is Hilton’s policy to initially suspend reservations for a period of time in the event of a delay associated with the opening of a new hotel.

“We have reached an important project milestone with this announcement,” said Michael Blum of GF Hotels & Resorts, in a press release. “The people of York have been waiting for this moment for several years and we are happy to say that we have finally come to this stage.”

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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. (Render provided)

The hotel has 123 rooms and six meeting rooms. The hotel plans to open the Davidson Lobby Bar and Graham Rooftop Lounge when the property reopens.

The hotel is about 30 minutes from Harrisburg.

GF Hotels & Resorts is based in Philadelphia and manages more than 140 hotel assets, 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, led 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. Course attendance 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 will take place in Crispus Attucks’ computer lab at 605 S. Duke St in York. These courses will be offered from September 12 to September 28 in the evenings and on weekends, with courses available in Spanish on request.

Training topics include:

  • Guest Service Gold: Golden Opportunities
  • START Reception representative
  • START Room Attendant
  • START Restaurant Server
  • START Maintenance Worker
  • START Cook

For more information on the courses, click here.

The training program is named after 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 from September 19 to 21 at its offices at 144 Roosevelt Ave. in York.

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