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The Hotel Hershey, A Sweet Destination

By Kylie Anderson

The Hotel Hershey is one of the finest Historic Hotels of America. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind destination.

Built in 1933, The Hotel Hershey is located in Central Pennsylvania in what is known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth.” It  is situated high atop the town of Hershey and has 276 guest rooms, including 48 cottages, as well as 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The hotel is a recipient of both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award.

The Hotel Hershey offers a wide range of benefits for free such as daily family activities, family fun at the Outdoor Pool Complex including a poolside service, a membership which gives you access to many of the hotels facilities, and admissions to Hershey Gardens as well as The Hershey Story Museum. Also, it includes the best prices for Hersheypark tickets including the Boardwalk and ZooAmerica with complimentary front gate shuttle service. It also includes 6 different shoppes right off the front lobby and organizes weddings and other events.

The hotel includes a recreation program which is fun for all ages. It includes an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness center with classes available, hiking trails, Hershey Outfitters, a Kid’s Club, disc golf, and segway tours. Also, there is a variety of outdoor games in front of The Harvest restaurant and a  sports complex with different activities from bocci to volleyball.

Also, on the property are three restaurants, a coffee shop, and a lounge. The Circular is the  flagship restaurant which features fresh, new flavors of an iconic American dining experience, reimagined. The menu and ambiance provides a versatile dining experience, from small plates and drinks at the bar to an intimate meal for two overlooking the beautiful formal gardens.

Harvest, inspired by local and regional ingredients, offers a fresh take on American cuisine that is perfect for the whole family. The menu features fresh seasonal fare and a variety of beverages including micro-brews, cocktails, and an American wine list. Trevi 5 is the authentic modern Italian dining experience. Trevi 5 offers a contemporary twist on traditional Italian cuisine featuring a parade of small dish appetizers and five-flavor combinations.

Iberian Lounge features a grand fireplace and is very warm and inviting. Featuring signature chocolate cocktails, it is the perfect place to relax and on the weekends enjoy live entertainment. The hotel also has a coffee shop, The Cocoa Beanery, and it offers a delicious selection of specialty coffees, espresso, pastries, chocolate desserts, and more in a cozy coffee shop atmosphere. There’s also complimentary WiFi available.

The hotel also includes a luxury spa where chocolate inspires the innovative treatments like the Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Bean Polish, and the Cocoa Facial Experience. Leave it to them to make chocolate good for your skin! It holds the 2016 4 Star Forbes Travel Guide Award, and truly can be the most relaxing place on Earth.

If you’re interested in a historical weekend, a relaxing day at the spa, or even just a nice dinner for you and the family, The Hotel Hershey is the place to go.

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