August 11, 1991
U.S. District Judge Norma Shapiro served up a fat pitch to her critics when she suggested that the city seek input from the inmates as it plans a new 1,000-bed prison in the Northeast. "I suppose they'll want a rec room, a spa and bathing suits," City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski cracked to the Daily News Tuesday. Why so modest? We imagined that each cell might be equipped with a Jacuzzi, a color TV and a queen-size bed, luxuries made possible by the money saved from doing away with all those unsightly metal bars.
July 26, 2010
Nickname: Mac. Age: 30. Neighborhood: Italian Market. Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Davidson College. Job: Chef at Mercato Restaurant. Claim to fame: Coming in first on a Food Network reality TV show called "Chopped," hosted by Ted Allen, featuring four chefs competing to see who can do the best job turning regular ingredients into a three-course meal. Nominated by: A college friend, Tarik Kahn. How she gives back: "I love animals and believe in only sourcing sustainable, local, farm-raised products in my cooking.
July 14, 1988 |
Interviews are being held for more than 150 hourly jobs at the Great Valley Hilton and Conference Center in the Great Valley Corporate Center. Peter Saunders, general manager for the 201-room hotel, said he hoped to begin hiring by next week and complete filling the positions by the first week of August. The Hilton is scheduled to open Aug. 15. Positions include front office and reservation personnel, bellpersons, buspersons, cocktail servers, bartenders, housekeepers, housemen, cooks and kitchen utility helpers, conference center facilities staff, engineering staff and accountants and stewards.
July 22, 1993 |
The Great Valley Hilton, a 201-room hotel at One Liberty Boulevard in Malvern's Great Valley Corporate Center, has been sold by developer Willard Rouse for $12 million to John Desmond & Associates, of Blue Bell, a Desmond partner said yesterday. The deal between Rouse and Desmond closed June 28, Desmond partner Jack Noonan said. Opened by Rouse's company, Rouse & Associates, in August 1988 at a cost of more than $20 million, the hotel has had good occupancy but, like many hotels built in the 1980s, was not generating enough revenue to cover its debt service, Noonan said.
February 19, 1987 |
Rouse & Associates yesterday said it would build a $20 million Hilton hotel and conference center at Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern. The 201-room hotel, a Hilton franchise, will be owned by Rouse and managed by Rouse and Boyd Russell Associates, a hotel-management firm. The hotel, to be built on a 13-acre site overlooking a quarry at Great Valley, will seek both travelers and local businesses looking for a place to hold conferences. Construction of the hotel, at the new Presidential Boulevard and Route 29, is expected to begin in late spring.
January 5, 1987 |
Downsized but upgraded, the former Hilton of Philadelphia is being changed from a somewhat decayed urban hotel to a showpiece and a fitting guesthouse for the University of Pennsylvania, its new owner. The 21-story building is on its way to becoming "the largest bed-and- breakfast in the entire free world," providing a far higher level of service than in the past, said Donald M. Jacobs, executive director of hospitality services for Penn. When Penn bought the hotel in May 1986 for $17.9 million, it was so tacky that the university usually placed its own guests in hotels 20 or more blocks away, even though the Hilton was on campus at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.
July 17, 1988 |
Randi E. Golub, a free-lance artist looking for a permanent job, said she did not mind driving about 25 miles to the Great Valley Corporate Center to interview for work as a food preparer and banquet-facilities helper. Golub, 28, who lives in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, was among those interviewed for various positions last week at the Great Valley Hilton and Conference Center, a 201-room hotel that is scheduled to open Aug. 15. The Hilton has 150 hourly jobs to fill, and Golub is confident that her chances of being hired are enhanced by her experience.
November 17, 1996 |
It was a confluence of perfection: the perfect moment in a perfect day, set in perfect surroundings. The tide had swept back to present a wide, white beach. The tall palmetto trees trembled with the sea breeze. And then aerial motion drew us to a squadron of pelicans - fat and awkward afoot, the personification of grace in the air - passing single file above the shoreline. Beneath them, and just beyond the surf line, a school of dolphins loped by in the opposite direction. The parade of nature and a thick sheath of tall greenery preserve the image of the second-largest island on the East Coast of the United States as a subtropical paradise.
September 27, 1997 |
ITT Corp.'s plan to split itself into three independent public companies, including one for casino and hotel operations, was approved yesterday by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. The company, which owns Caesars Atlantic City and the Sheraton Hotel chain, would separate that business from its telephone directory publishing and technical school operations. The commission found ITT, its casino licensee Boardwalk Regency Corp., and its intermediary holding companies, Caesars New Jersey Inc. and Caesars World, had "established their financial stability, integrity and responsibility," the major criteria for securing and maintaining a gaming license in New Jersey.
February 16, 1999 |
Hilton Hotels Corp. is seeking to purchase the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, a deal that could put the Hilton name on a Center City building for the first time since 1993, according to industry officials and published reports. The 758-room Wyndham, the second-largest hotel in the region, is owned by Patriot American Hospitality Inc., a Dallas real estate investment trust that is in the midst of a financial restructuring. Hilton, of Beverly Hills, Calif., wants 10 of Patriot American's larger hotels, including the Wyndham here, the Wall Street Journal has reported.