New Wilbur Mansion boutique hotel to partner with ‘nationally-recognized restaurateur’


The historic Wilbur Mansion in Bethlehem, PA is no longer set to partner with the neighboring Sayre Mansion, but it is still set to become a boutique hotel.

Developer John Noble bought the Wilbur Mansion in 2015, with initial plans suggesting it would become office space.

Since then several incarnations of the plan have suggested the property would become a boutique hotel, with a pairing between the neighboring mansions touted.

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Under the abandoned plans, the city would have gained a boutique hotel including an 80-seat restaurant and a 200-person events space.

Now, the Wilbur is set to consist of nine hotel rooms, a first-floor bar and dining room for up to 100 guests. A one-story addition will include events space for groups for up to 120.

Construction is set to begin 18 months from now, should local government boards approve it.

Developer Noble commented: “We are partnering with a local and nationally-recognized restaurateur to create a boutique, luxury hotel with a culinary focus.”

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