Two new hotels are coming to Upper Darby, township officials announced Tuesday.
A Comfort Suites and a Holiday Inn are scheduled to break ground this year, becoming the first brand names to open in the Delaware County township.
"The decision by two major hotel chains to open establishments here in Upper Darby is another example of our success in attracting new businesses to the township," Mayor Thomas Micozzie said in a statement. He called the deals a "major win" for the township.
The Township Council approved a land-development application for the Holiday Inn last Wednesday and expects to meet on the Comfort Suites project in February.
The Comfort Suites hotel will retrofit an existing four-story apartment building at 130 Garrett Rd., next to the Township Municipal Building.
"The proposed location of the Comfort Suites was clearly driven by its proximity to the 69th Street Transit Hub, as well as the Tower Theater, which is a popular concert destination," Micozzie said. "This fits in well with our long-term efforts to rejuvenate the 69th Street Business Corridor."