HERSHEY, Pa.

Shaner Hotels announced the opening of the 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue in Hershey, Pa. The hotel is owned by Bears Creek Hershey Hotel, LLC, a joint development between Shaner and Chafia Capital Partners, a real estate investment and private equity firm.

Located at 515 E. Chocolate Ave., the four-story hotel is nestled between downtown Hershey, the Hershey Country Club, Hershey Chocolate World, Hersheypark and the Hershey Medical Center.

“While we always design our hotels to be a part of the local community, we took special steps for this property to architecturally enhance it to match Hershey’s historic downtown, providing such local touches as brick and limestone,” said Shaner Hotels Group Inc. President Plato Ghinos.

Hotel amenities include guest laundry, fitness room, indoor pool and full-service business center. The hotel features the Courtyard Refreshing Business lobby and guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi.

“This property is configured to comfortably accommodate both business and leisure travelers that are coming to Hershey in larger numbers every year,” said Lance Shaner, Shaner Hotels chairman. “That’s what made this location so appealing, its close proximity to all the key locations in the city.”

The Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue includes a 1,000-square-foot meeting room.