Following the lead of the Walt Disney Company and the Greenbrier (previous employer of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts CEO Ted Kleisner), the Hotel Hershey is adding more upscale space to its traditional hotel rooms.
"Cottages" are beginning to rise behind the Hotel Hershey as the hotel's $67 million grand expansion rolls on. Of course, these look to be a lot less "cottage" than "luxurious vacation villa," in the Disney/Greenbriar mold. In addition to the extra rooms and recreational activities, the Grand Expansion will also add a "Meeting Cottage" to the Hotel's grounds—great news for convention and meeting planners.
With all the heavy equipment rumbling around, HERCO has done a nice job of keeping the construction from interfering with the Hotel's current operation. The dust rises behind a tasteful wooden fence, complete with landscaping and hanging baskets.