York County Industrial Development Authority Announces Brand Flag for Yorktowne

May 15, 2018 | YCIDA News

York County Industrial Development Authority Announces Brand Flag for Yorktowne
The historic Yorktowne Hotel inks deal to join Tapestry Collection by Hilton

YORK, Pa. – (May 15, 2018) – The York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA), staffed by YCEA, is proud to announce the historic Yorktowne Hotel will be part of Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

“This is a vital and impactful step in the new Yorktowne Hotel,” states Jack Kay, chair of the YCIDA.  “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.”

Encouraging guests to “weave your own story,” the Tapestry Collection is a gathering of boutique hotels that offer uncommon experiences. Offering guests the best of both worlds, Tapestry Collection offer travelers a refreshing choice when searching for an upscale, independent hotel stay while enjoying the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Their portfolio currently includes six operating hotels in the U.S., with the closest being The Graham, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Features of The Yorktowne Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton:

  • 121 guest rooms including two floors of one-bedroom suites for extended stay and executive guests.
  • Historic restoration of Market Street, Lobby and Ballroom levels
  • Circular drive arrival plaza along the hotel’s South façade will provide a convenient accessible entry to the hotel lobby with new elevators serving all levels
  • Activation of the rooftop as an event and banquet entertainment space
  • Full Service Market Street Restaurant and Cafe
  • Façade facelift included replacement of 120 windows, and repair of terra cotta and brick

The named operator of the Yorktowne, GF Management, was vital in guiding this process and selecting Tapestry Collection by Hilton as an ideal fit for the historic gem in the community.  “Tapestry Collection by Hilton allows us to maintain the historic charm of The Yorktowne while delivering the modern amenities and unique experiences that our guests require in the heart of downtown York”, said Andrew Taymans, Vice-President of Asset Management for GF.

Construction bidding will continue this Summer with the grand re-opening of the hotel in late 2019.

For additional information, visit www.ycea-pa.org or www.yorktowne.com.



The YCIDA is a governmental entity that champions redevelopment projects within York County. The Board Members of the YCIDA are appointed by the County Commissioners.  Projects of note include the creation of three industrial parks, PeoplesBank Park, Marketview Arts and the Harley-Davidson West Campus redevelopment project. To learn more about the York County Industrial Development Authority, please visit www.yceapa.org/strategic-development/ycida/.

About Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which launched in 2017, is a portfolio of original, upscale hotels that caters to guests seeking value in their independent hotel choices. Every Tapestry Collection property is unique, while each stay is backed by the reassurance of the Hilton name and award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Hilton’s newest brand at news.tapestrycollection.com and connect with Tapestry Collection by Hilton on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About GF Management

GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With approximately 100 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, casinos and golf courses in 25 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit http://gfhotels.com.

Issued by: York County Economic Alliance (YCEA)

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