• A Conference Hotel in Amish Country Gets a Makeover

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • A Conference Hotel in Amish Country Gets a Makeover

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • A Conference Hotel in Amish Country Gets a Makeover

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • A Conference Hotel in Amish Country Gets a Makeover

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • A Conference Hotel in Amish Country Gets a Makeover

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     

Promising “a modern stay in Amish country,” the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center has completed the final phase of a $30-million multi-year makeover of the entire property, including its 317 guest rooms, event space, common areas and grounds.

Located on 200 bucolic country acres, the property boasts over 100,000 square feet of versatile event space comprised of 28 venues that can accommodate an intimate board meeting of 20, a banquet for as many as 1,500 guests or a conference for 2,000 attendees. Amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, a 1.9-mile walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and an arcade game room. Wi-Fi is always free, as is overnight parking. The resort is easily accessible, 40 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport and a 90-minute drive from both Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Michelle Weinhold, senior sales manager, notes that “out ideal location” is close to Pennsylvania Dutch Amish attractions. Group outing of all sorts can be arranged. That includes farm tours, buggy rides, hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours, visits to the historic Strasburg Rail Road and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and even transportation to nearby outlet shopping. wyndhamhotels.com

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The Smyth Tribeca is welcoming guests again, this time as a newly independent hotel. The 100-room hotel first opened as a Thompson Hotel in 2009 and was rebranded an AKA property in 2018. Now, after being closed since March 2020, Smyth Tribeca will be run by Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company.

 

With high-tech, low-touch amenities like self-check-in at airline-style kiosks and deliveries via YO2D2, the hotel’s friendly resident robot, YOTEL Boston is well positioned to welcome meetings back comfortably and safely. Now as part of its “SmartStay” safety measures, the property, which has 326 guest rooms, or “cabins” in YOTEL lingo, has introduced a second robot, Vi-YO-Let, to offer UVD-grade sanitization and disinfection throughout high-touch public spaces and selected rooms.