OLEAN, NY – The Hampton Inn and Suites under construction at 1404 Buffalo St. is expected to open in July 2020.
“Everything’s going great. All the materials are coming on time,” said David Hart, president and CEO of Hart Hotels of Buffalo, which is spearheading the project with the Krog Group of Orchard Park.
The hotel will feature 90 bedrooms and a modified plan for spaces to accommodate small meetings as well as a complimentary breakfast. The Hampton brand is trademarked under Hilton Worldwide, Hart said.
Four brand name hotels already operate in the Greater Olean area: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Plus University Inn and Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham.
Keri Kerper-Stephen, program coordinator for the City of Olean Community Development, said a study showed a need for additional hotel rooms in Olean.
“There will be no adverse impact to the other hotels in the area,” Kerper-Stephen said.
The Hampton project will be the first development in the Brownfield Opportunity Area, Kerper-Stephen said. Twenty-eight full-time equivalent jobs will be created, and 20 of them will be available for individuals in low- to moderate-income levels,
Hart pointed to the positive outcomes expected from building the hotel.
“We think there’s a mini revival going on in the Southern Tier,” he said.
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