Morning Headlines: Changes on Penn’s Landing Set Before the End of March

From Hyatt to Hilton.

Photo via Google Street View.

Photo via Google Street View.

A switch is in order for the waterfront Hyatt Regency on Penn’s Landing, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Francis Hilario. The 340-room hotel on South Columbus Boulevard, which will continue to operate under Hyatt management until the end of this month, will be rebranded a Hilton and receive “extensive renovations.”

Before the renovations can happen, however, a product improvement plan will take place sometime before the end of March:

Renovations and conversions won’t happen until a product improvement plan (PIP) is conducted and executed. Typically before a hotel is converted, a PIP is required, allowing a brand consultant to determine what changes need to be made to fit the new brand. This could include architectural changes to aspects like the lobby or new furniture and draperies.

Hilario writes that all staff and management positions will remain in place during and after the switch to Hilton.

Hyatt on Penn’s Landing to be rebranded, undergo “extensive” renovations [Business Journal]

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