Developer High Real Estate Group LLC celebrated $39.4 million expansion with community leaders
Marking a major milestone in a project that redefines the skyline of the city, High Real Estate Group LLC hosted a topping off ceremony at the East Tower expansion of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. A High Construction Company crane hoisted a symbolic final beam to the top of the 148-foot tower, capping a ceremony attended by more than 100 staff, community members, elected officials, and onlookers.
The topping off represents the completion of the structural phase of the 87,000-square-foot building. The East Tower, with 12 new floors, a completely renovated first-floor restaurant and a rooftop bar, will add 110 rooms to bring the total Lancaster Marriott rooms to 416. The tower is slated to open in spring 2019.
Painted white, the 10-foot topping-off beam bears the signatures of Mark Fitzgerald, president and COO of High Real Estate Group, Danene Sorace, Mayor of the City of Lancaster, and other community leaders who played significant roles bringing the project to life.
“The East Tower will fulfill a crucial role in attracting more large events to the Lancaster County Convention Center,” said Fitzgerald. “The Convention Center has proved itself to be an economic engine and a catalyst for growth and investment in Lancaster. We’re delighted to be able to help this important community asset realize its full potential.”
A new, 6,500-square-foot restaurant and bar will occupy the first floor. A rooftop bar with a sidewalk entrance and a signature Marriott M Club will also be part of the East Tower. Cooper Carry Inc. of Atlanta designed the East Tower and High Construction Company is erecting it. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster owns the building.