Alison Burdom Digital Producer, Philadelphia Business Journal
Nearly 10 years after a flood forced Chez Odette in New Hope to close its doors, the owners of the restaurant are reportedly preparing to put a boutique hotel on the property.
Expected to open in 2018, the Riverhouse at Odette's will include three dozen guestrooms and suites, a rooftop bar and "an impressive open-concept ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls that lead out to a sprawling veranda," according to the company website.
Securing the use of the roughly half-acre of land that surrounds the building has allowed the development to move forward, Philly.com reported.
The lease, signed two weeks ago with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, grants use of the public lands to the hotel for 35 years, said Ron Gorodesky, managing director of the development project.
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