March 24, 2023


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Just take a peek inside the Yorktowne Resort renovation

Kimberly Hogeman, York County Economic Alliance strategic development director, talks about progress of the Yorktowne Hotel construction in the lobby area of the historic downtown landmark Tuesday, June 15, 2021. A 1926 triptych mural, background, will be rejoined and retained in the front desk area. Bill Kalina photo

It can be been a fixture of York Metropolis for nearly 100 yrs, and following closing in 2016 for renovations, the Yorktowne Lodge is on its way to reopening in 2022 below the Hilton brand name.

This task has a extended, high priced heritage. Initially established to reopen in fall 2019, the Yorktowne has been delayed various times and has found its selling price tag balloon to $54 million, an increase of 170% from its authentic value estimate of $20 million.

In advance of the coronavirus pandemic, the Yorktowne was tentatively slated to reopen in spring 2021.

Katie Mahoney, York County Economic Alliance vice president of marketing & communications, talks about progress of the Yorktowne Hotel construction in the lobby area of the historic downtown landmark Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Terrazzo flooring in the lobby was revealed after carpeting was removed. Bill Kalina photo

All through a current tour of the resort, York County Financial Alliance director of strategic growth Kim Hogeman spoke about the distinct priorities of the undertaking.

“One of the critical factors with this project has been historic rehabilitation in the public areas and introducing daily life safety and ADA accessibility, and then also getting Hilton manufacturer benchmarks,” Hogeman mentioned Tuesday for the duration of a tour of the job. “So individuals a few items never normally line up.” 

More:The conclude is in sight for the Yorktowne Lodge renovation

More:Yorktowne Hotel’s most up-to-date price tag tag hits $54 million, opening delayed right until 2022

Kinsley Construction's Shawn Goodling, project superintendent, left, and George Winter, building division safety director, stand in the ballroom of the Yorktowne Hotel Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Scaffolding dominates the ballroom as ceiling repairs take place. Bill Kalina photo

For case in point, hanging over the front desk in the key lobby is a triptych mural painted in 1926 that showcases a hospitality location. In get to accommodate the two the mural and the want for a staircase that companies the full constructing, the 1st panel of the mural will now be established at a 90-degree angle.

Also, the Yorktowne will include a conditioning centre and a lobby breakfast bar to comply with Hilton brand name prerequisites.