Hershey, Pennsylvania, now known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth”, was not so sweet during the 1930s. Located in Central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2 hours from Washington, DC and 3 hours from New York City, Hershey, PA. was once a simple, understated city. At a time when the nation was gripped in the throes of the Great Depression, Milton S. Hershey decided to build a magnificent hotel atop Pat’s Hill overlooking his chocolate factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hershey faced the decision of providing welfare for his town or employing them. Thankfully, he chose the latter and his dream of building The Hotel Hershey commenced.
When surveyors began mapping the site, Mr. Hershey gave his architect and chief engineer a postcard showing the front view of a 30-room hotel that he had visited in the Mediterranean. It had a U-shaped base with a tower at either end. This was the design used to guide his creation of the 170-room hotel, which included a Spanish patio, tiled floors, a grand fountain, and a dining room without corners.
Hotel Hershey’s plans were executed perfectly to make it a one-of-a-kind destination–so much so that it has become one of the finest Historic Hotels of America. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and has 276 guest rooms, including 48 cottages, as well as 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space.
The Hotel Hershey is a must-visit destination year-round. The accommodations and details are the difference at The Hotel Hershey. They take pride in the historic roots of the property and make a point to share rich history with guests through artwork, photographs, and authentic Hershey experiences. The property also offers events, amenities, and activities that suit every age. Everyone should experience “The Sweetest Place on Earth” at some point in life.
The Hotel Hershey 100 Hotel Rd., Hershey, PA 17033