Revamped Hotel Thrives Near Downtown Philly
- Jul 29, 2015
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
The completion of a multi-million dollar renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Fort Washington marks the beginning of a new chapter in the hotel’s successful history.
Real estate investment and development firm Laurus Corp. recently announced the repositioning of the 146-key property, which it acquired in 2013. The enhancements have been well received by guests, as the hotel experienced a spike in occupancy rates in recent months.
The Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Fort Washington is very well located along the Pennsylvania Turnpike business corridor, only 15 miles north of downtown Philadelphia.
Upgrades include purposefully refreshed guestrooms, significant enhancements to the lobby and to the meeting space (which totals 3,350 square feet), and an improved outdoor courtyard with ample seating areas and an outdoor fire pit.
The six-story upscale property features many unique amenities including the brand’s signature restaurant, The Great American Grill and The Pavilion Lounge. Guests here also have access to an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary Wi-Fi.
“The acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Fort Washington provided an opportunity for Laurus to step in and extract maximum revenue potential of an extremely well-located hotel with a strong brand affiliation that is now thriving near the flourishing downtown Philadelphia area,” said Andres Szita, chairman & co-founder of Laurus Corp.
Strong corporate demand for lodging facilities in the Philadelphia area is sustained by notable companies including Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Aetna and three major corporate office parks: Fort Washington Office Park, Willow Grove Office Park and Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting. The local market will also benefit from the highly-anticipated reopening of the Fort Washington Expo Center in 2016 and the development of the 113,000 square-foot Life Time Fitness facility next to the newly refurbished hotel.
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