Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Now that the threat of demolition is finally over, we felt it was time to change our name to something more suitable for our current intended actions. We are now the "Hotel Pennsylvania Preservation Society". Our current goals are to persuade Vornado to RESTORE the hotel instead of just renovating it. Don't get us wrong, we're so grateful that Vornado even decided the hotel isn't being demolished, but our work will never be done until it is restored to it's original 1919 splendor. Until then, on behalf of all of us here, Welcome to the Hotel Pennsylvania Preservation Society!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
In a shocking move this week Vornado has announced to give up its plans to tear down the historic Hotel Penn, and instead bring in new management to renovate the old girl!! A quote from CEO Steven Roth, "We're not going to tear down the hotel," Mr. Roth said. "In fact, we're going to invest in it aggressively and try to make it into a really profitable, really good hotel for our purposes."
All of us at the Foundation are thrilled with this news!!