Interstate ink deal for Gettysburg double

28th Jan 2008

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has agreed to manage two hotels and two first-class restaurants in Gateway Gettysburg, a $300 million, 100-acre, mixed-use complex in Adams County, PaThe Monahan Group, based in Gettysburg, is the owner and developer of the properties that include the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg, the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel and Conference Center, Garibaldi’s Ristorante and Old Eagle Grill. 
“These recently opened properties are the top hotels in the region, in a terrific location surrounded by some of Pennsylvania’s most popular tourist attractions and historic sites, near the Gettysburg battlefield, Gettysburg College and Mount St. Mary’s University,” said Thomas F. Hewitt, Interstate’s chief executive officer.  “These are our first contracts with the Monahan Group, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to operate these properties and to help the owners maximize their return on investment.” 
The Gateway Gettysburg is a multi-hotel, restaurant and entertainment complex, located at the junction of US Rt. 15 and Rt. 30.  It currently features a conference center with 65,000 square feet of meeting space, a 46,000-square-foot amphitheater, and a full-service business
center.  All upscale restaurants in the complex operate under the guidance and culinary direction of world-renowned chef, Claude Rodier, who serves as executive chef and food and beverage director.  Rodier brings more than 30 years of culinary experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries, both in the U.S. and abroad. 
The centerpiece of Gateway Gettysburg is RC Gateway Theaters 8, a high-tech movie theatre with eight screens, two of which are the largest digital screens in the country with live satellite broadcasting capabilities.  The two theaters with three-story high screens have seating capacities of 300 and 400 each and can serve as auditoriums as well as movie theaters. 
“We fully expect the Gateway Gettysburg complex to become the area’s pre-eminent destination, located at a major intersection leading into Gettysburg,” said Robert J. Monahan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of The Monahan Group.  “With Interstate’s proven ability to operate both upper-upscale and limited-service properties, we are confident they will take full advantage of the operating potential of these two hotels.” 
The 152-room Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg features complimentary, high-speed Internet access, an indoor pool and whirlpool, an exercise room, business center, valet dry cleaning, guest laundry, two meeting rooms and a boardroom.  Food service is available in a café and a 24-hour food market.  Guests can also relax in a lounge and bar area equipped with a plasma screen television and fireplace.  An area near the lounge is equipped with computers with Internet access for guest use. 
The upper-upscale, 250-room Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel and Conference Center is the second hotel to open in the Gateway Gettysburg development.  Hotel amenities include an elegant, world-class restaurant, 1863 Restaurant, and 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting
space, including a 10,000-square-foot Presidential Ballroom that can accommodate receptions for up to 1,350 guests.  The facility also offers a lobby bar lounge, indoor pool and executive fitness center, a 24/7 business center, laundry and laundry services, safe-deposit boxes and room service. 



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