A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to mark the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Online PR News – 25-May-2012 – Coatesville, PA – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to mark the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville. A distinguished group of Pennsylvania state dignitaries, including State Senator John Rafferty, State Representative Tim Hennessey, and Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, joined Chester County commissioners, Coatesville city officials, hotel ownership, and Waterford Hotel Group representatives at the ceremony to officially introduce the new hotel.
The 125-room, four-story Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville is part of a 22-acre redevelopment project known as “30 West”. The project is celebrated as a major public-private partnership in creating new jobs in this formerly industrial town while building a modern gateway to Coatesville from the region’s central intersection of routes 30 and 82. Located at 600 Manor Road, the hotel is owned by Coatesville Inn Associates, an affiliate of the hotel’s developer Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation; operates as a Marriott franchise; and, is managed by Waterford Hotel Group.
The new hotel represents an important step in the more than eight-year public-private effort to bring the $36 million redevelopment project to fruition. The development will also include an 80,000 square foot office building. Once complete, the new hotel and office tower together will employ about 330 people, over 10% of Coatesville’s current job base. “Today marks a special occasion in Coatesville with the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott,” said Developer Donald W. Pulver, president of Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation, during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This is a perfect example of public and private coming together for progress and we are grateful to everyone involved who made this possible, including the federal, state, county and city agencies, and the entire development team,” added Pulver.
“We knew this would be a big first step in the redevelopment of the Coatesville area, for Chester County, and for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Senator John Rafferty at the grand opening event. “We now have a glorious and magnificent hotel for the City of Coatesville, and the cornerstone for rebuilding this area of Chester County and making it an economic engine once again for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” added Senator Rafferty.
The Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville is the 500th in the Courtyard brand and the first in the area to feature Marriott’s “refreshing business” makeover which includes an open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby. The hotel also features The Bistro restaurant, an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry and a business center. The hotel also offers 1,100 square feet of meeting space to accommodate meetings and functions for up to 60 people. It offers guests convenient access to the QVC Home Shopping Network headquarters, Longwood Gardens, Amish Country and the Sight & Sound Theater.
ABOUT OLIVER TYRONE PULVER CORPORATION
Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation is a privately held commercial real estate development firm with a 50 year history of developing 15 million square feet of first class office and hotel buildings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago. Its latest project is Tower Bridge in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania where it has developed eight office buildings totaling 1,300,000 SF and two Marriott Hotels with 425 rooms. Its next projects are a 260,000 SF office building at Seven Tower Bridge and an 80,000 SF office building at 30 West in Coatesville.
ABOUT COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
With nearly 900 locations in 34 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand. Courtyard by Marriott was the first lodging brand exclusively designed for business travel by business travelers. And now it has completely redefined the hotel lobby experience. This Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) “power brand” is fast-tracking its lobby makeover. Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information about the new lobby and the latest brand news, visit www.courtyard.com.
ABOUT WATERFORD HOTEL GROUP
Waterford Hotel Group is one of the nation's leading hotel and convention center management companies. The company operates 30 properties in 9 states, representing nearly 4,000 total rooms. The collective expertise of the team and track record of success has earned Waterford the distinction as an approved operator for the leading hotel brands. Whether the involvement begins at conception or during operation, Waterford Hotel Group strives for successful performance and profitability of each managed property, while maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and cleanliness. For more information, visit www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.