Candlewood Suites Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony in City of Chester
(CHESTER, PA) – On June 15, 2017, hotel developer Sam Patel held a ceremonial groundbreaking event in Chester, Pennsylvania on the site where a Candlewood Suites Hotel will be built.
Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Chester City Councilmembers and several other city officials joined Patel to commemorate the occasion. Also in attendance during the event was Robert Judge, Executive Manager for the Chester Water Authority and Joan Neal, Board Chair for the Redevelopment Authority for the City of Chester.
The hotel which will be located across the street from Chester City Hall near 4th and Welsh Streets, will be an 89 room all-suite hotel designed for the extended stay business traveler on short or long-term assignment. The rooms are also ideal for vacationers who are seeking a spacious comfortable place to relax and unwind. Chester’s geographical location along the Delaware Riverfront makes the new hotel an optimal choice for persons seeking lodging while still being close in proximity to various parts of the Tri-State area.
The total cost of the project is estimated at over $6 million. A tentative completion date will be spring of 2018.
Patel, who has been working on this project for over 10 years, purchased the property from the Chester Water Authority and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Chester. “His (Patel) commitment to bring this project to fruition is a testament to his dedication to Chester,” said Drake Nakaishi, Executive Director of the Chester Economic Development Authority.
This project is the first new development in the downtown business district but demonstrates the revitalization of Chester. “Economic development is crucial to building a better Chester,” said Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland. “In the past two years we have seen new investments at Kimberly Clark, Harrah’s, Murphy Ford, the redevelopment of the Annex at the Wharf for the Union Soccer Team, and improvement at the Wharf building near the soccer stadium. Other new developments include a Chicago Uno Pizzeria, a new K-12 Charter School, new retail outlets, and new dormitory buildings on the Widener University campus. This administration is committed to making sure progression and growth has, is and will continue to happen.”
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