Hotel eyes link with Sheraton
By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Along with a new look, the Howard Johnson hotel on Lincoln Way East also may get a new name.
A $1 million renovation began in November on 97 of the 132 rooms at the hotel off Interstate 81's Exit 6.
"You really have to constantly renovate to stay up with the times," said Monica Kauffman, the hotel's office manager.
It's also getting the makeover to stay in competition as the Chambersburg franchise studies alignment with Sheraton hotels, Kauffman said.
Negotiations with Sheraton are still in the preliminary stages, but the current Howard Johnson hotel, owned by Falling Spring Corp. of Chambersburg, could become a Sheraton Four Seasons hotel by late 1998 or 1999, she said.