The $53 million project will add approximately 200 hotel rooms and double the resort’s capacity. The current 212-room hotel tower opened in 2007 and has received a Four Diamond rating for service and quality from AAA in each of the past four years.
Gus Tsivikis, General Manager at Seneca Allegany Casino, says the expansion will help the hotel and casino operator to meet the demand for on-site hotel accommodations, particularly during peak times and for concerts and special events. According to Seneca Gaming Corporation officials, the hotel at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel has reported occupancy rates are above 95% for the past nine months. More than 1.5 million people have visited the resort so far this year, including significant amount of visitors from Pennsylvania and Ohio. The expansion project will also create dozens of new jobs during its construction, with even more long term jobs available once it is completed.
“The ability to offer additional hotel capacity will help strengthen our position in the marketplace and further establish Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel as a true destination resort. As we continue to expand our reach, strengthen our marketing programs and work with other tourism leaders in the Southern Tier, we need to offer our patrons the complete experience they have come to expect from Seneca Gaming Corporation.”said Karen Karsten, Chairman of the Seneca Gaming Corporation Board of Directors.
With the Seneca Allegany project, Seneca Gaming Corporation will have significant capital projects in either the planning or development stage at three of its casino properties. Recently, the company begun a hotel room renovation project at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and are reviewing proposals from interested architectural and engineering firms for the design of a new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo.
Located in the foothills of the Allegany Mountains and only a few minutes away from nearby Ellicottville, New York, Seneca Allegany Casino Hotel offers patrons the complete gaming resort experience. The property features 68,300 square feet of world-class gaming space with more than 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, outstanding entertainment in the 2,300-seat Seneca Event Center, a full-service spa and salon, an indoor swimming pool, four exquisite dining destinations and multiple retail outlets.