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Category - New Developments in New York State Tourism

Indus-Holiday Inn ExpressVictor, N.Y. — Indus Hospitality Group has completed a $1.8 million renovation of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Victor. The six-month project concluded in July at the 104-room hotel, of which 13 are suites. Enhancements include an extended lobby and breakfast area as well new carpet, paint, and décor in guest corridors and guest rooms.

Award-winning, family-owned Indus Hospitality group owns and operates more than 50 hotels and restaurants in the region, including the Victor Microtel, also located on Main Street Fishers in Victor. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victor was built in 2006 and acquired by Penfield-based Indus in 2016. The hotel is located just off Thruway Exit 45 and I-490 and is near to Eastview Mall, Hill Cumorah, and the Finger Lakes region, and is 15 minutes from downtown Rochester.

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel OpeningUpscale Destination Hotel Will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region

A Photo of the Hotel on the Harbor is Available Here     

NEW YORK – September 7, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $38 million Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Western New York. The hotel is located on a nine-acre parcel that was once home to the Celoron Amusement Park, which closed in 1962. The design of the hotel pays homage to the history of the Village of Celron, including the amusement park and comedy great Lucille Ball, who was born in the community.

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With new experiences like unique dining, craft beverages, thrill rides and family-friendly destinations, there's something new for everyone

New York (August 27, 2018) – As the summer heat fades and the air begins to cool to an autumn crispness, New York State’s world class fall foliage starts to shine, and new attractions across the state complement the fall colors to make an even more memorable New York experience. Food and drink options are always top of mind, and this season includes new guided craft beverage tours and a pop-up farm-to-table restaurant using hyper-local ingredients. Plus, because New Yorkers love adventure and culture, the latest crop of tourism highlights includes thrill rides, a restored historic theater and the revival of an influential music venue as a supper club.

ESD LogoSouthern Tier SoaringStoried Chain Cuts Ribbon on $20 Million, 82,000 Square-Foot, Five-Story, 125-Room Hotel in Downtown Corning

Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” - The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that the Hilton Garden Inn in the City of Corning, Steuben County is now officially open for business. Company and elected officials cut the ribbon on the $20 million, 82,000 square-foot, five-story, 125-room hotel. The state-of-the-art hotel also features a restaurant, meeting room, indoor pool and fitness center. The project involved the demolition of an old hotel and bakery to make room for the new facility.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedGo glamping by a mountain lake, find inspiration at a retreat frequented by Mark Twain and Henry David Thoreau, or saddle up at a dude ranch at new and redesigned hotels across the Empire State

NEW YORK – July 19, 2018 – As autumn's vibrant colors spread and harvest festivals kick into gear, New York State becomes an ideal location for a weekend or weeklong getaway. A rich array of new, updated and redesigned places to stay will add new dimensions to your next Empire State vacation, from mountainside glamping to a sleek urban hotel complete with an indoor basketball court, to a historic inn filled with tales—including those of ghostly visitors.

Robert W Wilson Overlook - Brooklyn Botanic GardenDesigned by Weiss/Manfredi and Opening in Summer 2019

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn Botanic Garden has announced plans for the Robert W. Wilson Overlook, designed by the innovative, multidisciplinary architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi and opening in summer 2019.  One of the Garden’s most significant undeveloped sites, the Overlook encompasses a 1.25-acre area with sweeping views over Cherry Esplanade and the Garden at large.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedThe Empire State has become a world-renowned destination for farm-based, small-batch craft beverages utilizing local ingredients to enhance everything from ales and ciders to spirits and meads

NEW YORK - April 16, 2018 – New York State’s craft beverage industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, with unique and imaginative offerings being produced statewide. New York State now has more than 400 breweries alone, the highest number since 1876. Nationwide, New York State ranks first for number of hard cider producers, second in craft distillers, third in breweries and fourth in wineries. Capitalizing on the growing interest, craft beverage producers are building tasting rooms and offering tours, inviting the public to visit their operations and sample their beverages.

Buffalo Wing TrailBuffalo, N.Y. — Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official destination marketing organization for Buffalo and Erie County, New York, unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail at a press event this morning. Held at the Anchor Bar – the birthplace of the Buffalo Wing – the event revealed the “delicious dozen” restaurants that comprise America’s newest food trail.

Wings have been a staple of Buffalo’s culinary scene since 1964 when Anchor Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo took the wings originally intended for a soup, fried them, tossed them in hot sauce and served them to her son and his friends – delighting the late diners and changing the course of American food history.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedRoll the dice at a grand casino resort, hone your downward dog at a luxury wellness retreat, or stay at an inn where George Washington once slept, thanks to new and renovated hotels across the state

NEW YORK – March 12, 2018 – Across New York State, new resorts, hotels and inns are adding to the Empire State’s appeal for romantics, adventurers and families. Offering everything from wellness treatments to Las Vegas-style gaming, these new accommodations can put travelers in the heart of wherever they want to be, from culture-rich cities and quaint historic villages to pristine wilderness.

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