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Ellicott Development Co.'s planned new hotel and event space on Pearl Street should be open by January, the company's top executive said, offering a new option for large-scale meetings, parties and weddings in downtown Buffalo. Although it's opening several months later than previously predicted, the 110-room Aloft by Marriott hotel will be the first completed component…

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Not content with just redoing Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street and adding a medical office building next door, developer William Paladino now wants to add a new eight-story hotel and parking ramp to his growing St. Paul Mall project. Paladino said his firm is planning to put up a new four-story parking ramp with a 107-room hotel on top of it, to be located at 1…

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A longtime dilapidated motel in Lancaster that was sold at auction is now poised to give way to a brand-new Candlewood Suites extended-stay hotel. The planned new hotel, which will be developed and owned by Paul Bliss, will be located at 50 Freeman Road, on the site of the former Buffalo Airport Inn. The Clarence construction contractor and developer purchased the 88-ro…

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Want some new beds? Cash Realty & Auctions will be conducting a public sale of the hotel equipment and contents of the former Buffalo Airport Inn. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. July 26 at 50 Freeman Road in Lancaster. Items up for auction include the contents of six king rooms, three triple-queen rooms, 14 double-queen rooms, 44 queen rooms and 19 double-tw…

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Hamister Group has sold one of its earliest investments as it readjusts its real estate portfolio and generates some returns for its owners. The Buffalo-based hospitality management company said it sold its 81-suite Mainstay Suites Hotel in Alcoa, Tenn., near the Knoxville Airport. The hotel includes in-room kitchens, on-site parking and an outdoor seasonal swimming …

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Competition from nearby new and renovated hotels has prompted the owners of a 53-year-old Delaware Avenue hotel to invest more than $1.8 million in their own upgrades. Brothers Dennis and Frank Tripi are redoing all the guest rooms and bathrooms in the Best Western Inn on the Avenue, as part of a top-to-bottom renovation of the 63-room hotel at 510 Delaware. The goal…

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An Oregon hotel investor and operator thought his nearly $1.6 million bid had won the auction for the Buffalo Airport Inn in Lancaster. Hours later, the deal fell through when the hotel's current owner rejected the bid. The sudden turnabout by Singh Lodging likely means that the struggling Lancaster hotel is heading to another type of auction – a foreclosure auction …

Erie County

A solution has been found to a sewage disposal problem that was holding up a proposed Holiday Inn Express on Grand Island, according to town officials. Hotelier Jayesh Patel is transforming the former Dunlop headquarters at 2761 Long Road into a Holiday Inn Express, an $8.5 million project. But Patel learned early on that the septic system for the former office building…

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Chef Mike Andrzejewski is planning to overhaul his Hotel @ the Lafayette restaurant in August, introducing a lower-priced menu of smaller plates and market-driven entrees served in what has been the lounge of Mike A’s at the Lafayette. The restaurant will remain open for lunch and dinner throughout the process, he said.  The restaurant’s current main dining room, a two-le…