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Fainting Goat Island InnUSA TODAY 10Best readers vote Fainting Goat Island Inn as top choice for 2022

Nichols, N.Y. – The Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols, N.Y., part of the Haunted History Trail of New York State, has been named USA TODAY 10Best’s #1 Best Haunted Hotel, leveling up from its second-place win in 2019. Selected by travel experts, the contest pulls together the top 20 nominees in its category nationwide, then polls readers to determine the best of the best each year.

Glans Falls, N.Y. — The Queensbury Hotel will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening reception for the recently completed Adirondack Ballroom expansion project on Thursday, July 21. The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a joint ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 4:30pm.

The Inns of Aurora logoAurora, N.Y. (July 14, 2022) — The Inns of Aurora, a luxury lakeside boutique resort in the Finger Lakes, is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards List of Best Resort Hotels in New York State. The prestigious accolade follows two key recent property developments—the Spa at the Inns of Aurora and Taylor House Conference Center, both of which debuted in 2021.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedGet Outdoors and Enjoy a Host of New Attractions, Returning Special Events and Fun-Filled Family Adventures Across the Empire State

New York, NY – March 21, 2022 – There's no place like New York State in the spring and summer, when the days get longer, and the outdoors beckon with the long-awaited return of seasonal parades, festivals and events. A collection of well-designed itineraries showcase the state’s remarkable canal system and the communities they connect, while special celebrations commemorate the lives of two extraordinary women. Visitors can taste their way across the Empire State with a full slate of new restaurants and breweries, while relaxing at new and unique lodging opportunities. Sporting events, museum visits and fun family activities complement any New York State getaway and stand ready to help residents and visitors alike find what they love this spring and summer.

We Are NYOfficial Construction of 120-Room Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls Will be Two Blocks Away from World-Famous Niagara Falls State Park

See Rendering of Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that ground was broken on The Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls, part of a more than $18 million mixed-use development project. The seven-story, 120-room upscale hotel brand, which will be located on Rainbow Boulevard, will also include three new residential guest houses on Buffalo Avenue and is expected to open in spring of 2023. The Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls will be developed by Plati Niagara Inc., which also owns a Wingate by Wyndham in Niagara Falls.

HibercationPart hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul.

Cayuga County, N.Y. – Local business are offering a fresh take on a cozy winter getaway as part of a regional tourism campaign presented by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and its partners. Hibercation is described as part hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul. This campaign, which runs January 15 through March 15, entices locals and tourists alike to get out and hunker down and relax in Cayuga County.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and SpaFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes first among waterfront properties in Northeast and New England and second in the nation

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Thanks to its many fans, friends and followers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid landed on the podium twice in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice polling for best waterfront properties in the country.

In a lineup featuring the 20 best waterfront hotels in the United States as submitted by a panel of travel industry experts, the iconic resort property in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, scored a gold medal as the top lakefront resort in the Northeast and New England and a silver medal as the number two waterfront resort in the nation. The month-long voting process ended August 16. This is not the first time the Inn has enjoyed recognition by USA Today, having earned 10Best silver medal and two bronze medals in previous polls.

del Lago LogoFirst scholarships of this kind awarded by del Lago, each valued at $

Waterloo, N.Y. - For the first time, del Lago Resort & Casino will be awarding four scholarships to participate in sommelier classes at Canandaigua-based New York Kitchen. Each valued at $2,200, these scholarships will allow four industry professionals or wine enthusiasts to complete Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and Level 3 in wine certification courses at no cost. Interested applicants can apply between Jun. 28 and Jul. 4 by submitting a 300-word essay describing their passion for wine and its impact on a culinary experience to WSET@NYKitchen.com.

del Lago LogoChanges go into effect this week following guidance from the State of New York

Waterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino is announcing updated hours of operation and rolling back food, beverage and gaming restrictions following yesterday’s announcement of the State having reached its 70% vaccination milestone and most Covid-19 related health and safety restrictions being lifted by the State of New York.

“We are able to provide guests the full-service entertainment experience the property was designed for, and our team is trained to deliver. Our guests can welcome back bar and beverage service on the gaming floor, increased gaming positions, removed dining capacity limits, and added amenities.” said Lance Young, Executive Vice President and General Manager of del Lago Resort & Casino.

del Lago LogoWins six industry awards from Casino Player magazine

Waterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino is excited to announce that their 205-room hotel has received a AAA Four Diamond Designation for the second year in a row. In addition, the casino’s food and beverage program was recognized with six first place wins in the Best Of Dining & Nightlife Awards (BODN) from Casino Player magazine.

del Lago Resort & Casino is one of only a few properties in the Finger Lakes region to receive the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Designation, which it has been awarded in 2020 and now in 2021. Diamond-designated properties offer a clean, comfortable experience consistent with the latest industry standards and AAA member expectations.

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