With a design inspired by the nearby Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this extended-stay hotel on US Highway 222 is a 4.6-mile drive from downtown Reading.
The 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and complimentary high-speed Internet access, plus flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. Some suites have gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and wood flooring.
Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinners and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There's an on-site convenience store, local area transportation and laundry facilities (fee). For recreation, the hotel offers a fitness room and an outdoor pool.
The Santander Arena, formerly known as the Sovereign Center, first opened its doors in September of 2001. Since then, it has hosted over 2,200 shows in a wide range of genres. The arena, which seats up to 8,800 for concerts and 7,200 for hockey, is home to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Besides sporting events, the Santander Arena has hosted hundreds of concerts and other forms of entertainment targeted to all age ranges. A few of the previous performers have included Neil Diamond, Carrie Underwood, Slipknot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, WWE, multiple Disney on Ice shows, Professional Bull Riding, and many others.
The Santander Performing Arts Center was built in the 1870s as a market, with a Masonic Temple on its upper floors. It became the Academy of Music in 1886. The Rajah Shriners purchased it in 1917 to use the building for various activities including vaudeville, motion pictures, and live appearances. The auditorium was rebuilt in 1921 after a fire destroyed most of the facility. At the turn of the 21st Century, the Rajah Theater was the only downtown movie palace of its kind to survive. Its sister palaces, the Astor, Embassy and Lowe’s Colonial, had all been demolished.
Today, the Santander Performing Arts Center is home to the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway on 6th Street series. It has also hosted numerous different events. Willie Nelson, Alice in Chains Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, Melissa Etheridge, Daughtry and Mannheim Steamroller are just a few of the shows that have been seen at the theater.
Join us for a pre-show dinner located on the mezzanine level of the Santander Performing Arts Center with varying menus and experiences. Santander Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer Dinner on the Mezz, a unique dining experience before almost every performance! These meals are prepared by Savor… , the exclusive caterer for the Santander Performing Arts Center, and offer a buffet style service. Dinners include delicious entrees, desserts, iced tea, water, coffee and include one beverage of choice, including mixed drinks, beer, wine, and Coca-Cola soft drinks. With a unique menu offering for each show, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! Make your evening special with the convenience of a great meal & a show at the historic Santander Performing Arts Center.