GF Hotels debuts 100th Tapestry Collection property

The Yorktowne Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, operated by GF Hotels & Resorts, recently opened as the 100th Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

Located in downtown York near Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Hershey and Lancaster, the 100-year-old property has 123 guestrooms with 27 long-term stay suites and more than 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space to host events from corporate functions to weddings.

The hotel features a complete redesign of the building’s interior, with signature amenities and new technology, including the Stewart Companies Room for private dining, the WellSpan Ballroom and The Graham Rooftop Lounge, offering more than 4,500 sq. ft. of a panoramic view. Improvements continued with the fitness center featuring Peloton and The Davidson Lobby Bar and dining room.

“Today marks the celebration of Tapestry Collection’s 100th hotel opening with The Yorktowne Hotel, an incredible milestone for Hilton’s lifestyle category,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “The category has grown impressively to more than 250 diverse and locally inspired hotels across five brands, with more than 250 in the pipeline. More and more people are looking for bespoke experiences in their travels, and this milestone reflects the importance Hilton places on continuously evolving to address the needs of today’s guests.”

After the team began to connect with the local community and business leaders, it became evident that everyone had a “Yorktowne Story.” Whether it be from a York resident speaking of their grandparents’ wedding ceremony in the ballroom or memories of their prom from the ’70s, the initial tagline became “Everyone Has A Yorktowne Story.” This morphed into a call to action; “What’s Your Yorktowne Story?”

“It’s a great honor and privilege to join efforts with the YCIDA, YCEA and Hilton to bring The Yorktowne Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, back to the city of York,” said Ken Kochenour, founder/CEO, GF Hotels & Resorts and a York College alumnus.

“With its unique history and modern, yet classic design, the impressively restored Yorktowne Hotel tells the story of York’s neighborhood and is bringing the community together,” said Jenna Hackett, brand leader, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “As we celebrate Tapestry Collection’s 100th opening, The Yorktowne Hotel is an incredible example of this collection and the perfect addition to our growing portfolio of individual hotels.”