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  • Discover the fascinating industrial past of Urban Place, a mixed-use complex home to the Cork Factory Hotel. This striking brick structure once played a central role in the city's economy, housing both the Lancaster Cork Works (later the Armstrong Cork Company) from the mid-1870s to the late 1960s and the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corporation from 1969 to 2000. Although its production ended at the factory more than half a century ago, cork continues to inspire the Cork Factory Hotel and the rest of Urban Place. Neutral hues throughout the guestrooms, restaurant, and public spaces nod to the material's appearance. Meanwhile, cork's elasticity, diversity of uses, and buoyancy serve as a metaphor for Urban Place, a dynamic community with shopping and dining outlets, offices, luxury apartments, and, of course, the Cork Factory Hotel, which seeks to elevate historic Downtown Lancaster.

  • Marvel at the juxtaposition of Cork Factory Hotel's industrial heritage and of-the-moment modernity. Fingerprints of the structure's factory past can be seen throughout the hotel, like the structure's original wooden staircases, handsome brick both inside and out, and exposed wood-beam ceilings. In the lobby, distinctive iron castings and tools symbolize a cross-section of traditional Pennsylvania industries. These design details preserve and honor not only the factories that once called the building home but also American values like authenticity, enterprise, and an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

  • Unwind in one of the hotel's beautifully converted guestrooms or suites. Comfortably appointed with lush fabrics in neutral colors, accommodations at Cork Factory Hotel are kept purposefully minimalist. This frills-free aesthetic invites guests to appreciate the simple things in life, while also shining a spotlight on rustic historical elements like original exposed-brick walls and high ceilings lined with rough-hewn beams or decorative tin tiles. Folksy and unpretentious, each space offers the perfect place to retreat after a day spent exploring Pennsylvania's Amish Country.

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