Guests of Greater West Chester will soon have another overnight option after the borough gave the green light to a boutique hotel at Walnut and Gay streets, writes Kenneth Hilario for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Last week, West Chester Borough Council voted 5-1 to amend a settlement agreement with Zukin Properties Trust for a 110-room boutique hotel in downtown West Chester.
This ended a 12-year negotiation process led by Stanford Roland Zukin, who owned around 60 properties throughout Chester County. He also helped revitalize West Chester before he died in January 2018.
“We are excited to work with Scott and Wayne Zukin on bringing their father Stan’s dream project to fruition,” said Jonathan Silver of Kennett Square’s Onix Group, which will run the hotel.
In addition to overnight accommodation, Hotel Indigo by Intercontinental Hotels will have a meeting space and fitness center upstairs and a full-service restaurant fronting Gay Street. For the restaurant, Onix Group will partner with Big Fish Restaurant Group.
The hotel is expected to have an impact of up to $30 million and create around 35 full-time and 25 part-time jobs.
Read more about the new hotel in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.