By Lauren Lipton
WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) — On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.READ MORE: 2 Police Officers Shot During Fourth Of July Festivities On Ben Franklin Parkway: Police
“The Wayne Hotel was built because it was one of the few transient hotels between Philadelphia and Lancaster,” says David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel (top photo). “Also, Wayne became part of the elite social set’s stops around the country, and many wealthy Philadelphians built grand estates out here to escape the summer heat — because it was about ten degrees cooler in the suburbs, and that was a big difference when there was no air conditioning.”
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Now, Brennan says, the hotel plays host to people from around the world.
“We’ve accomodated the Springsteen family, who would come for the Devon Horse Show, and a variety of actors. Stanley Tucci and Michael Imperioli both stayed here during the filming of The Lovely Bones movie,” he notes.
Hear the extended interview in this CBS Philly podcast (runs 9:47)…