The landmark Yorktowne Hotel will be under the Hilton brand name when it reopens next year.
The hotel built in 1925 will be part of Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a gathering of boutique hotels which currently includes six operating hotels in the United States, the York County Industrial Development Authority announced Tuesday.
“This is a vital and impactful step in the new Yorktowne Hotel,” YCIDA chair Jack Kay said in a news release. “The Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand allows the Yorktowne spirit to remain the cornerstone of our community, while also providing the benefits, prestige and support of the Hilton name. Hilton’s confidence in York is a reflection of the progress and positive energy taking place here.”
Work has begun to modernize the Yorktowne Hotel to its original beauty. Construction bidding will continue this summer with a grand reopening expected in late 2019.
The renovated Yorktown will have 121 guest rooms, including two floors of one-bedroom suites for extended stay and executive guests. The Market Street, lobby and ballroom levels will be restored, a restaurant and cafe will open on the first floor, and the rooftop will be used as an event and banquet entertainment space.
Renovation plans also call for new elevators, a circular-drive arrival plaza along the south facade, the replacement of 120 windows, and repair of the terra cotta and brick exterior.