Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Groundbreaking Held For New Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Philadelphia at Drexelbrook

The hotel will feature the new Holiday Inn H4 design solution

DREXEL HILL, PA. April 13, 2017 - Drexelbrook Associates, owners of the award-winning Drexelbrook Residential Community and Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the construction of a new 100-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Located at 5400 Ferne Boulevard in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Philadelphia at Drexelbrook is scheduled to open in June 2018 and will operate as an InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) franchise, owned by Drexelbrook Associates and managed by Prestige Hospitality Group of Albany, New York.

State Representative Jamie Santora, Mayor Thomas Micozzie of Upper Darby Township, and representatives of Delaware County Council, Destination Delco, and the Delaware County Commerce Center joined Drexelbrook Associates at the celebratory event.

The new onsite Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is the latest expansion of the Drexelbrook brand, and the first of two major investments planned at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center. The hotel will feature the new Holiday Inn H4 design solution, representing Happiness, Hospitality, Home and Holiday Inn – four key elements reflective of the Holiday Inn’s distinctive experience. In early 2018, Drexelbrook also will embark on a major renovation program to introduce a new stylish décor and upgraded amenities at its premier special event venue.

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