The developer and construction manager behind a planned new hotel in downtown Niagara Falls are poised to start work as soon as New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo lifts his pandemic restrictions on the construction industry.
Plati Niagara, a family-owned hospitality developer in the Cataract City, has hired Buffalo-based Savarino Cos. as the general contractor to build the Cambria by Choice Hotel.
Located at 311 Rainbow Blvd., the 120-room hotel would be within a short walk of the falls. The seven-story building, one of the tallest on the New York side of the falls, would feature a bar, restaurant, fitness room, meeting rooms and business centers.
This is Savarino's first project with Plati, which is owned by the Strangio family, who also own the Quality Inn Hotel and Antonios Banquet and Conference Center, as well as the 110-room Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, also on Rainbow Boulevard.
Construction on the $17.8 million project is slated to begin this spring, upon the approval from the state, said Thomas Zawadzki, director of business development for Savarino. He said Savarino and its subcontractors are prepared to comply with all the requirements that the state is imposing before any construction activity can resume.