The Warner Hotel Opens in West Chester

The new downtown hotel opens for business Friday.

The following is a press release from the Warner Hotel.

Centerstone Hotels is proud to announce the grand opening of their first new construction property, the Centerstone Hotel Warner in West Chester, PA.    The 80-room property will officially open to the public on August 17, 2012. 

The Centerstone Hotel Warner, developed by The McFadden Group, is an adaption re-use of the historic 1930’s Warner Theater from Warner Brothers.  The actual theater now makes up the lobby and public space and a new tower has been built to house the guest rooms.

“We keptwhatever historic beauty we could. The façade repeats the style of original fret work, and we repeated its architectural medallions on bump outs. Inside, the actual 1930s staircase is still here, and we styled stamped bronze ceilings and chandelier pendants after the era,” said Ellen McFadden of The McFadden Group.

 The property is located right in the center of downtown West Chester, PA, named by a national trust for a dozen distinctive destinations and historic preservations.  West Chester is known for its historic nature with 100’s of shops, restaurants and galleries as well as gardens and cultural tourist attractions.

Centerstone CEO Steve Belmonte said, “We’re thrilled to have this premier property in the Centerstone system.   It’s historic background and picturesque location makes it a truly special property and we could not be happier.”

Inns of Distinction will manage the property, which offers many features like an indoor heated pool, fitness center, complimentary breakfast and parking.  The Centerstone Hotel Warner will also boast eco-friendly features like geo thermal heat systems and solar panels. 

“The Hotel Warner has already brought a vibrant new vitality to the borough of West Chester and has been widely supported by the local corporate community, as well as the residents of West Chester.  I can tell you that Inns of Distinction is thrilled to be associated with this project,” said Frank Reagoso, President of Inns of Distinction.

Known for it franchise friendly model and deal terms, Centerstone has been on a roll recently with hotels opening in Texas, Virginia and Alabama.

“We decided upon a Centerstone franchise because it allowed up the flexibility to build a boutique hotel that reflected the flavor and culture of the local community. The large Marriotts and Hiltons are excellent, but we wanted to develop something unique, something with a West Chester personality. With Centerstone, we have the strong backing of a national affiliation withwith local ownership, management, and decision-making,” said Brian McFadden of The McFadden Group.

Boots Kane Tolsdorf August 18, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I have lived in West Chester for 70 years. What is "west chesterish" about this building? Explanation needed cause it looked bad going up and it has not improved upon completion.


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