Renaissance Allentown Hotel


City Center Investment Corp., the real estate development company revitalizing downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, today announced its Renaissance Allentown Hotel will reopen April 1, 2021, and the company has selected Gulph Creek Hotels to manage the full-service hotel. Gulph Creek management said they have already begun hiring hotel staff and accepting bookings for weddings and other events.

The 170-room Renaissance Allentown has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it initially opened in 2015, it was the first full-service hotel to open in Allentown and Lehigh County in 35 years.

Located at 12 North Seventh Street, the Renaissance Allentown is attached to PPL Center arena and incorporates one of the city’s most iconic structures, the historic Dime Bank building, as its lobby. The hotel offers 15 suites and one luxury suite, a variety of meeting spaces and a 4,100-square-foot ballroom with a panoramic view of Center Square. Its upscale restaurant, The Dime, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features two private dining rooms for events.

Gulph Creek Hotels, a leading Mid-Atlantic hotel management and development company, will operate the hotel, overseeing all aspects of the property and managing the guest rooms, The Dime, the event spaces, the ballroom and the corporate meeting facilities.

“We are excited to be entering the Lehigh Valley market with such a spectacular opportunity,” said Derek Sylvester, principal of Gulph Creek Hotels. “We look forward to enhancing the position of the Renaissance Allentown as the premier meeting, event and hotel destination in thriving downtown Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley region.”

Gulph Creek is currently booking weddings and private events for the hotel. The group is also rehiring many of the employees who were with the hotel prior to the pandemic, and is accepting applications for Housekeeping, Front Desk Ambassadors, Dime & Banquet Servers. Interested applicants can call 484.273.4011 or email For information on booking a private event at the Renaissance Allentown, please contact Angela Salloum at 484.809.8001 or

“Marriott’s Renaissance is a global lifestyle brand found in the world’s hippest cities. It’s a brand recognized around the globe for inspiring its guests to discover the city around the hotel,” Sylvester added.

Several features make the hotel uniquely Allentown’s. The property is peppered with artwork by local artists and pays homage to Lehigh Valley businesses with Crayola artwork in the guest rooms and the grill of a Mack truck in the “R Lounge.” The Renaissance Allentown also offers direct access to PPL Center, home of the AHL hockey team Lehigh Valley Phantoms, through both the lobby and the 3rd floor, so guests can easily move to and from the hotel and The Dime to arena events.

Boasting a convenient heart-of-the-city location, the Renaissance Allentown is directly across the street from Allentown’s ArtsWalk and just steps from restaurants, bars, boutiques, entertainment and a state-of-the art fitness center. The Allentown Art Museum, Miller Symphony Hall and several companies’ offices are also nearby. The only full-service Marriott within 60 miles, the Renaissance Allentown offers all of the amenities and experiences of a luxury urban hotel, such as 24-hour valet service, without sacrificing the neighborhood feel that makes Allentown so charming.