JAMESTOWN – The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Jamestown will be opening sometime this fall.
That’s according to the Jamestown Post-Journal, which says the newly renovated hotel will be opening toward the end of the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter this year.
The hotel – which previously was Holiday Inn and later the Ramada before being shuddered – is undergoing a $9.7 million reconstruction, with some funding coming from the $10 million grant the city received through the state Downtown Revitalization Initiative program.
The Hamister Group received $2.4 million from the grant, which was the highest award amount for any of the 10 projects, through the DRI program. In addition the project was also the recipient of low interest loans from both the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and the Jamestown Local Development Corporation. In addition, the project has also received a Tourism Destination PILOT, Sales Tax Exemption on construction materials, and a Mortgage Recording Tax Abatement from the IDA.
The project will contain approximately 144 guest rooms – updating the swimming pool – renovating the full-service bar and grill – and updating the banquet facilities. There will be a complete and full renovation of the interior space with some updates to the exterior façade and streetscape.
It was initially projected to be completed in this past winter but various delays have pushed the timeline back to this coming fall.