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Reikart House hotel in Amherst opens to guests

The former Lord Amherst Hotel, reborn as the "upper upscale" Reikart House following a nearly $20 million renovation, is now open to guests.

The owners of the 92-room, boutique hotel at 5000 Main St. in Snyder held a soft opening Thursday. The hotel that opened in 1962 as the Lord Amherst motor lodge is the first in New York state to operate as part of Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio, a network of “upper-upscale” independent hotels.

The hotel is owned by Iskalo Development and operated by Greenwood Hospitality Group. Iskalo poured $19.9 million into renovations there after opening its newly constructed, 137-room Hyatt Place on the same property.

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Reikart House will offer complimentary breakfast and, to deluxe room and suite guests, butler service. The hotel and a restaurant, Jazzboline, which is set to open in 2018, will have more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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