King’s College Will Buy Ramada Hotel In Downtown Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — King’s College in Wilkes-Barre has agreed to buy a hotel in the Diamond City’s downtown.

King’s College officials said the school will buy the Ramada Hotel on Public Square for $2.7 million.

The college plans to put more than $11 million into a renovation project that will turn the hotel into a college building.

According to the agreement of both parties, King’s will take possession of the facility in late December and plans to begin work on the project in January of next year.


  • Rebecca S.

    I think its a great idea. More people downtown. Look to the positive. These kids are our future. Im glad we are becoming a “college town”. People need to stop griping just for the sake of griping.

  • haha

    No one cares its wilkesbarre …. no one goes to northeast pa its a sh…hole…dirty towns dirty bars etc… arm pit of the state

  • Tammy G

    oh wait, let’s just wait and let it become another Hotel Sterling…..instead of expanding the local colleges to attract more out of town or even local students to attend and then become professionals and stick around to better the area!!

  • James

    Great. Yet another building one of the colleges have bought up. It is great for the college but what is it doing for the area? We need more attraction and businesses to come to the area not yet another building the colleges will use for their students and uses only.

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