They've been getting rid of old things that have been left behind. They've also been painting, cleaning and fixing the building. They hope to be fully open by 2015, but will open in phases soon. You'll be able to book a room starting in two weeks. The general manager says not being a part of a chain will give them a lot of freedom with the hotel.
Rachael Lenhart, GM at Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center said, "It's really exciting. Like I know people get excited when people are renovating a house and this is a hotel. This is something on a much grander scale and I'm very excited to be a part of this."
The hotel will bring a number of jobs to the area. They plan on hiring 75 to 100 staff members
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