Home » Business News » 2013 » April » April 9, 2013

With Suds and Spirit, TownePlace Suites Helps Clean the World

April 9, 2013 - Harrisburg, PA

Most people don't give much thought to what happens to the partially used bars of soap that get left behind in their hotel rooms. Throwing them out seems like a waste, but clearly they can't be used for the next guest. By partnering with Clean the World, the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey has worked towards a third option -- recycling into brand-new bars of soap.

In 2012, the hotel collected 412 lbs. of soap, helping to create nearly 2,000 new bars of soap which will be distributed to children and families in need all around the world. This represents over 600 total lbs. of waste diverted from local landfills.

Working with over 1,700 hotel partners, Clean the World ( has recycled and distributed 12 million bars of soap to children and families in need in 65 countries. Founded in 2009, Clean the World operates with a simple, two-part mission: to collect and recycle soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry every day; and through the distribution of these and other donated hygiene products to impoverished people, prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every day.

A popular choice for Hershey hotel deals, TownePlace offers spacious suites, complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed Internet. Ranked by TripAdvisor® users as the #3 hotel (of 50) in Harrisburg, PA, the TownePlace Suites is a popular choice for extended-stay visitors of the nearby Hershey Park and the Gettysburg battlefield.

At this distinctive option among hotels near Gettysburg, work and play are balanced with comfort and convenience. Guests and groups at this Harrisburg property can discover a full range of attractions within minutes of the hotel, including the Hershey Spa, Hershey Outlets, PA Farm Show Complex, Hollywood Casino and Carlisle Car Shows.

With 107 spacious suites on four floors featuring state-of-the-art amenities such as 32" LCD TVs with HD satellite channels, the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey offers a unique setting for a group rate hotel. The hotel's neighborhood-style suites are 25 percent larger than average and provide comfortable living at a great value. TownePlace Suites' warm, inviting staff is also available 24/7 to tend to guests needs and ensure each guest feels at home.

About the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey

From chocolate and rollercoasters to national monuments and shopping, the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey is convenient to the area's best attractions and offers a stay for every type of traveler, including group stays in Harrisburg. This extended-stay hotel's suites are 25% larger than average, and their comfort, flexibility and affordability make them a smart choice for both business travelers and families. With four available floor plans, guests can pick the space that best meets their needs. Every suite features modern decor, a full kitchen, 32-inch flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access and a well-lit work space. Staff at this pet-friendly hotel are available 24 hours day.

A neighborhood-style hotel, the TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey feels like home with a complimentary continental breakfast and convenience store, while an exercise room and indoor pool are nice ways to stay on track with fitness goals. Just eight miles from Harrisburg International Airport and at the crossroads of I-83, I-283 and Route 322, this hotel makes it easy to explore areas near and far. Hersheypark, Hershey Spa, Hershey Outlets, PA Farm Show Complex, Hollywood Casino and Carlisle Car Shows are just minutes away. Walk to the Bass Pro Shops and Great Escape Theatre, or take a day trip to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Gettysburg and Lancaster Amish Country are less than an hour away.

Image Available:

Add to Digg Bookmark with Add to Newsvine

TownePlace Suites Harrisburg Hershey
T: 1-717-558-0200
Name: Bobbi Carey
General Manager
Email: Email Contact
Website Address:


Comment on this story