Press Releases

October 27, 2009
Hotel Bethlehem prepares for Christmas

Bethlehem, Pa., (October 27, 2009) Dennis Costello, General Manager of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem announces the launch of the hotel’s yearly project “Commence Christmas.”   The hefty task is set in motion with two professional designers supervising and organizing the set-up along with the hotel’s engineering staff.

“Guests travel thousands of miles to experience Christmas in Bethlehem, we work very hard at making sure every visit is memorable” says Costello.  For a number of years the hotel has employed designers Gary Burger and Robert Averill to coordinate the decorating project as well as design the elaborate displays.  Their designs are structured to highlight the beautiful architectural features of the hotel.  More than forty thousand lights are used in the display which runs throughout the hotel.  The project necessitates 60 hours of preparation by designers and engineering staff.

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, PA, in the center of the Lehigh Valley, minutes from Lehigh University and Moravian College and just a few minutes drive from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). We are conveniently situated in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district surrounded by an array of quaint shops and colonial museums. Embrace our lovely hotel, built in the opulent “roaring twenties” at the direction of steel baron Charles M. Schwab.  Experience world-class service, extensive banquet and meeting facilities, charming guest accommodations and exquisite cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741.  The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and listed on the Department of Interior’s National Park Service National Register.

For reservations, for please contact The Historic Hotel Bethlehem at (610) 625-5000, or visit our website at





Make Your Reservation

Gift Card
Home | Our Hotel | Accommodations | Dining | Business Meetings & Groups | Weddings | Attractions | Directions
Reservations | Specials & Packages | Email Offer Sign Up | Contact Us | Pet Amenities
437 Main Street     Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018    Reservations: 800-607-BETH (2384)     Fax: (610) 625-2218     Email:
Website by Website by DH WEB, Inc. -