Friday, December 1, 2017
Tioga Downs Unveils Hotel, New Amenities for the First Time
Jeff Gural marked momentous occasion alongside local and state leaders
Nichols, N.Y. – December 1, 2017 – Entertainment and gaming destination Tioga Downs celebrated the grand opening of its new hotel Friday alongside state and local leaders, community stakeholders and our media partners.
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, along with dozens of state and local dignitaries and 200 guests, commemorated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a reception. Visitors also had the exciting opportunity to tour the new hotel and its new accompaniments.
The new hotel boasts 161 rooms and spans six floors. The rooms and suites are polished and modern, complete with real wooden furniture from Jacob & Levi’s out of Sugarcreek, Ohio. The hotel also includes a new events center that can accommodate up to 400 guests for special occasions such as weddings and banquets. Tioga Downs also revealed its exciting new amenities for the first time, including the full-service AgeLess spa, fitness center, two rooftop decks, an events center with banquet and reception areas that can accommodate up to 400 people, and P.J. Clarke’s restaurant. Guests will enjoy three swimming areas — an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a water slide. Additionally, there will be a new clubhouse for the nearby Tioga Country Club golf course, which includes a new dining location, pro shop, locker rooms and spacious banquet area for those looking to host special occasions at the club.
“We’re honored and humbled to have so many join us to celebrate this major milestone in the transformation of Tioga Downs into a full-service destination resort,” Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment LLC, said. “We now have a convenient and comfortable place for guests of all ages to stay and enjoy the many wonderful amenities the property has to offer. This will make Tioga Downs an even bigger draw for weddings, parties, and conferences, bring visitors and tourism to Tioga County, and most importantly, ensure quality jobs for the hard-working men and women in the Southern Tier.”
“The opening of the Tioga Downs Resort and Casino raises the bar for tourism in the Southern Tier,” said Lieutenant Governor Hochul. “The Governor’s “Southern Tier Soaring” strategy is about revitalizing this area of the state, and projects like this are making it a reality by providing hundreds of jobs and generating revenue for local governments and our schools.”
Ground broke on these exciting attractions in September 2016, shortly after Tioga Downs was awarded a full gaming license. These new additions will create hundreds of new jobs, bringing the total number of Tioga Downs employees to about 700.