HARBORcenter Reaches Deal with Marriott to Operate Hotel

3:17 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY--  HARBORcenter Development announced Wednesday that they've reached an agreement with Marriott International and Shaner Hotels to operate the hotel in downtown Buffralo.

The hotel is part of the HARBORcenter's $170 million multi-use hockey and entertainment complex in the Canalside District of the city, that will include a restaurant, retail and two ice rinks.

"We are thrilled that we have an agreement with Marriott and Shaner Hotels to operate our hotel facility at HARBORcenter," said John Koelmel, president of HARBORcenter, LLC. "Our goal is to make HARBORcenter a first-class facility and we have taken a huge step toward that by aligning ourselves with a powerful brand like Marriott and the resources and proven track record that Shaner Hotels brings to its hotel facilities."

"As the signature brand of Marriott International, Marriott Hotels & Resorts is one of the most recognized names in the industry," said Kip Vreeland, Marriott's Chief Officer, Full Service Franchising, "Building on our longstanding tradition of hospitality excellence, Marriott is re-imaging the future of travel, with expansive Great Room lobbies that help refresh and recharge; tech-enabled work spaces; and an innovative new Guest Room - a modern blend of style and comfort designed for the way guests work and play today. The result is a modern place where every need is met and exceeded."

The Marriott Buffalo Harbor Center, which will have 205 rooms and suites, is expected to be open in the spring of 2015. 

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