Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Hotel featured in the Sunday newspaper

The Abraham Lincoln - A Wyndham Historic Hotel
  • Address: Fifth and Washington Streets, Reading, Pa 19601

  • Phone Number: 610-372-3700

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  • Product Description: Small enough to always provide personalized attention and the only hotel in the Reading/Lancaster/Allentown area to receive the prestigious four-star rating from Expedia, the Abraham Lincoln - A Wyndham Historic Hotel offers 104 elegant guestrooms, including 32 suites - all with great skyline views - as well as 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for everything from corporate events to wedding receptions. Enjoy upscale dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in L'Arte della Vita, or lighter pub fare and cocktails in Melody's Tavern.
  • History: Constructed on the site of the 111-year old Farmers Hotel during the city's early 20th century expansion and formally dedicated May 23, 1930, when a night's stay cost $2.50, the hotel had 300 rooms, a billiards room, three dining areas and an indoor miniature golf course. Anyone who was anyone stayed here, including poet Wallace Stevens, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. John Phillip Souza, the famous march king died here on March 6, 1932 following a rehearsal with the Ringgold Band. With the city's industrial decline in the 1990's, the hotel closed down. It was re-opened in 1998 and struggled through some more difficulty in the early part of the century, but, now is listed on the National Historic Registry, proudly serving Reading again.
  • 2007 Summary: Following its affiliation with the prestigious Wyndham brand, and through successful management by DePalma Hotel Corp., much change in service standards, as well as interior refurbishing has taken place - all specifically focused on making the corporate traveler's stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. New pillow-top mattresses, luxurious Wyndham "Be-Well" bedding, Wolfgang Puck "To Go" Cup Coffee makers, cutting-edge Michael Graves guestroom accessories and Bath and Body Works bath amenities, in-room mini-fridge and microwaves- all support Wyndham's drive to ensure corporate traveler the most pleasant hotel stay possible and consistently earned her top-five service rankings in 2007.
  • 2008 Expectations: Even more changes are coming: flat-screen LCD TVs in all our guestrooms, Starbucks coffee, new menus for the restaurant as well as the banquet/catering department. But, we really want you to come experience it for yourselves and look forward to sharing our success with you during your next corporate event, wedding/social function or overnight stay. So, come by and let us show you what all the talk is about!

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