Former chocolate factory turned hotel joins Tapestry Collection [Infographic]
Hilton & the chocolate factory: A sweet welcome awaits guests at The Wilbur Lititz. (Photo: Tapestry Collection by Hilton)
Located in the U.S. in Wilbur, PA, the property will offer guests a unique experience of staying in a factory that was originally built in the 1930s.
This unique property certainly draws inspiration from its origin as a chocolate factory. It offers guests the unique experience of staying in a former Wilbur Chocolate Factory which first opened way back in the early 1930s.
“The Wilbur Lititz is the brand’s first hotel in Pennsylvania, and it is also one that exudes the independent spirit of our brand by honouring the building’s unique history that is inherent to the destination,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
“Over the past year, Tapestry Collection has continued to form a well-rounded portfolio of hotels in key locations, from cities like Lititz, which offer a small-town feel rooted in rich history, to Caribbean destinations such as Bermuda and Jamaica.”
A peek inside this delicious property
The conversation about this new property is sure to revolve around the building’s roots, but there’s more to it than that.
This hotel is also conveniently located next to Wilbur Market, a local food hall. It’s also close to many downtown eateries and bakeries, the list of which includes the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery and the Wilbur Chocolate Museum, which obviously ties into the hotel’s history.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the best of both worlds to our guests; honouring the rich history of Lititz, while at the same time offering a thoroughly modern experience in the ‘coolest small town in America,’” said Michael O’Brien, president, Oak Tree Development Group.
More than just a hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Lititz, all 74 guest rooms in The Wilbur Lititz boast original exposed brick design and offer picturesque views of the charming Lititz community.
Throughout the hotel, guests will see one-of-a-kind artwork featuring authentic ads from the Wilbur Suchard partnership, images of the original factory and signage showcasing the hotel’s roots.
Upon arrival, guests will instantly feel the building’s remarkable history, accented with industrial features such as exposed brick walls as well as original metal and wood beam accents.
Guests can also enjoy the on-site full-service restaurant, Blackworth Live Fire Grill, an open concept kitchen with a wood-burning grill, offering a farm-to-table menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The hotel also has an on-site fitness centre as well as two meeting rooms, totalling 1,000 square feet of meeting space.
“I am excited and honoured to be part of this project, bringing to life the iconic Wilbur Chocolate Factory building, said Jennifer Buchter, general manager, The Wilbur Lititz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
“Our team at The Wilbur Lititz will be dedicated to providing an exceptional experience to visitors, while also sharing with them the history, charm and sense of community that Lititz has to offer.”
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