Groundbreaking Held for First Hotel in Camden in More Than 50 Years

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By: SNJ Today Staff

A groundbreaking was held yesterday for the first hotel to be built in Camden in more than 50 years.

On Tuesday, May 21st, Camden Mayor Frank Moran, Ensemble Real Estate Investments’ Kam Babaoff, and Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., discussed the economic impact of the new Hilton Garden Inn and participated in the groundbreaking.

“We welcome Hilton Garden Inn and the development team of Ensemble Real Estate Investments and Louise Cicalese to Camden with open arms,” said Camden Mayor Frank Moran. “With all the new businesses expanding and relocating to Camden, our city needs its own space to house visitors – and the Hilton Garden Inn will offer them exceptional accommodations and top-notch amenities.”

“It’s been 50 long years since a hotel was built in this city and more than 34 years since the Plaza Hotel was operating on Cooper Street, so this is a landmark day for Camden,” Cappelli said. “Now moving forward, I believe this is just the first of several hotels to be built here and another foundational asset that underscores the fact that the city is flourishing and will continue to grow.”

Hilton Garden Inn will be built at 1 Penn Street and offer 180 rooms, with 18 “premier” corner suites, over 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant and bar, and free parking.

The hotel will eventually crate up to 75 local jobs and open during the fourth quarter of 2020.



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