Planning a wedding, banquet or social event? The Desmond Malvern a DoubleTree by Hilton can host your entire wedding weekend, from the meet and greet reception to the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony & reception, moving onto the after-party to the final farewell breakfast! We also provide first-class guest room accommodations for your out-of-town guests. Our distinctive banquet spaces can handle small or large groups, and our dedicated and professional staff will make planning your event effortless.
Travel brilliantly when staying at Residence Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern. Our extended-stay hotel is conveniently located right off of Pennsylvania Turnpike, offering guests easy access to West Chester University, Phoenixville Foundry and King of Prussia Mall among many other popular destinations. Start your day with our complimentary breakfast buffet featuring fruits, cereal, pastries and hot items. After fueling up, head to our fitness center or indoor pool to energize your morning with an exercise routine. While staying in Malvern, you'll enjoy our cool and modern spaces including apartment-inspired suites featuring free high-speed Wi-Fi, full kitchens, distinctive living rooms and HDTVs with access to Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Crackle. If you're visiting for business, we offer a convenient meeting room close to corporate offices including Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft and Endo Pharmaceutics. Make yourself at home when you book a stay at Residence Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern
The health-giving properties of Malvern water and the natural beauty of the surroundings led to the development of Malvern as a spa, with resources for invalids and for tourists, seeking cures, rest and entertainment. Local legend has it that the curative benefit of the spring water was known in mediaeval times. The medicinal value and the bottling of Malvern water are mentioned "in a poem attributed to the Reverend Edmund Rea, who became Vicar of Great Malvern in 1612". Richard Banister, the pioneering oculist, wrote about the Eye Well, close to the Holy Well, in a short poem in his Breviary of the Eyes (see Malvern water), in 1622. In 1756, Dr. John Wall published a 14-page pamphlet on the benefits of Malvern water, that reached a 158-page 3rd edition in 1763. Further praise came from the botanist Benjamin Stillingfleet in 1757, the poet Thomas Warton in 1790, and William Addison, the physician of the Duchess of Kent (mother of Queen Victoria) in 1828, all quoted in a review  by the medical historian W.H. McMenemy.  In his lecture about Malvern at the Royal Institution, Addison spoke of "its pure and invigorating air, the excellence of its water, and the romantic beauty of its scenery". Similar views appeared in the press, Nicholas Vansittart brought his wife Catherine to Malvern for a rest cure in 1809. Chambers, in his book about Malvern, praised Elizabeth, Countess Harcourt (daughter-in-law of the 1st Earl Harcourt), whose patronage contributed to the development of hillside walks.
An 18th-century document states that in the 18th year of William's kingship (probably 1083), a priory was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. Victoria County History describes how a hermit Aldwyn, who lived in the reign of Edward the Confessor, had petitioned the Earl of Gloucester for the original site (of the Priory) in the wood, and cites his source as "Gervase of Canterbury, Mappa Mundi (Rolls ser.)".
If you are traveling for vacation, figure out which attractions or landmarks you want to see and book a hotel that is within close proximity. Although hotels near attractions might cost a little more, you may find that spending those extra few dollars is worth the convenience. You can even find hotels that align with your interests. For example, if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, a spa hotel may be the perfect choice for you.