State governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Hamister Group is moving forward with its plan to build the 10,300m2, 128-room hotel, which will be area’s first non-casino new development of this scale in more than 40 years.
Hamister Group will have a groundbreaking in late June at the city-owned site. The general contractor is R&P Oak Hill and construction is scheduled to take 15 months.
“Niagara Falls is one of New York State’s greatest tourism assets and by building these high-quality accommodations, we are showcasing the region’s beauty to even more visitors,” said Cuomo. “This project will support jobs, attract private investment and offer new economic opportunities throughout the region. I am proud to see this project under way and encourage residents and visitors alike to take a trip and experience all this region has to offer for themselves.”
The project will also include 1,350m2 of meeting and banquet space - including an outdoor patio - on the top floor and nearly 650m2 of retail space.