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Holiday Inn to be sold in Dauphin CountyEmployment status of 130 workers up in the air

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A Holiday Inn in East Hanover Township is expected to change hands next month, according to a notice filed with the state by the entity managing the hotel.

The notice warns of potential layoffs following the sale of the hotel, the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, located at 601 Station Road. It was filed this week by Valor Hospitality Partners, an Atlanta-based hotel operator with properties in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa.

But the notice, filed Nov. 9 under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, may be a formality. When hotels change hands, staff members often find jobs with the new owners.

The WARN notice said 130 full- and part-time workers would be affected.

In its notice, Valor said it manages the hotel but did not name the current owner. An executive at Valor declined to comment.

"We do not know at this time whether any job opportunities will be available with the new owner," Valor CFO Brandon Hatfield wrote in the WARN notice.

The sale is expected to occur on or around Dec. 10, according to the notice. The buyer is said to be Harrisburg Hershey Hotel LLC, which plans to lease the hotel to DreamStay Hotels LLC, according to the notice. Efforts to reach Harrisburg Hershey Hotel LLC were not successful as of press time.

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Joel Berg

Joel Berg

Joel Berg is editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Northern Virginia and now living in York, he's a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland. Have a question or story idea? Email him at jberg@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JoelBYorkPa.

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