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Press Release17 August 2018

Chocoholics Rejoice: At Hershey’s Towneplace Suites, You Can Bake Brownies In Your Private Kitchen After Hitting Hersheypark

Sealed with a (Hershey’s) kiss: The nation’s seventh-largest hotel owner-operator acquires the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey in Pennsylvania.

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NEW YORK -- How sweet! MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, has acquired the 107-room TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey.


The newly-renovated hotel is a quick 10 miles from the 121-acre Hersheypark theme park — featuring 14 roller coasters and more than 70 rides, including the highly anticipated Reese's Cupfusion, opening in 2019. At Hershey's Chocolate World, indulge in a chocolate tasting experience and create your own custom candy bar. Make a splash at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, home of the Whitecap Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the world, and the thrilling new Breakers Edge bobsled water coaster with flying saucer turns.

Visiting the area, where the scent of chocolate wafts through the air, is bound to cure the end-of-summer blues: Two recent studies show dark chocolate has positive effects on mood, stress levels, memory, inflammation and immunity. (Ward off any negative effects on the waistline with a visit to the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey's 24-hour gym.)

Avoiding carbs? Shop until you drop instead with a visit to Tanger Outlets, only 20 minutes from the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey, where the nation's first and only American Girl Outlet opened in August to much acclaim (especially with the under 10 set). Stocking discounted and discontinued collectibles — along with Truly Me personalized dolls — the American Girl location is sure to add to the 190 million visitors who shopped at the Tanger center in 2017.

Coffee is served in the inviting lobby.

"People are flocking to the Harrisburg Hershey area," says Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner of MCR and MORSE Development. "The chocolate here is out of this world — and our new TownePlace is pretty sweet too."

An indoor pool and a whirlpool are open until 11 PM every evening.

Located just off Interstate 83, the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey is 10 minutes from the landmark State Capitol Complex, where 50 acres of government agencies and Fortune 500 companies serve Pennsylvania's 12.8 million residents.

Elliptical equipment, a treadmill and free weights are available 24 hours a day.

Hersheypark hosts a summer concert series through September.

The Hershey Story Museum traces chocolate king Milton S. Hershey's rags to riches journey.

The TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey is located at 450 Friendship Road and features:

  • 107 pet-friendly suites with fully-equipped kitchens
  • Free daily buffet-style breakfast
  • Free fast Wi-Fi
  • A convenience store
  • A 24-hour fitness center
  • An indoor pool and a whirlpool
  • A BBQ area
  • A business center
  • Complimentary parking
  • On-site laundry service

Reserve rooms by phone at (717) 558-0200 or online at

About MCR

MCR is the seventh largest hotel owner-operator in the country and owns a portfolio of 82 premium hotel properties with over 9,800 keys in 21 states. MCR’s hotels are operated under 10 brands and the firm is headquartered in New York City and Dallas. In 2015, MCR was awarded the Marriott Partnership Circle Award, the highest honor Marriott presents to its owner and franchise partners for hospitality excellence. For more information, please

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