VERONA, N.Y. — The new Hampton Inn by Hilton – Verona and its general manager (GM) are preparing for the hotel’s upcoming opening as construction work heads into the final stretch.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton, a 110-room hotel, is located at 5186 Route 365, at the entrance to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. It plans to open in March after construction crews have finished.
Great Barrington, Massachusetts–based Benchmark Development owns the hotel, which is managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels, a Danbury, Connecticut–based management company.
Bob McSweeney, who was announced as the new GM in October, previously served as GM for the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Carrier Circle in DeWitt for more than a decade, per a Hilton news release.
“I look forward to this new opportunity and am proud to be able to lead the phenomenal team at the Hampton Inn by Hilton at the entrance to the Turning Stone Casino,” said McSweeney. “My ultimate goal is to ensure this hotel is a top choice for both leisure and business travelers visiting the area by delivering outstanding customer service and amenities.”
Benchmark Development first announced the planned hotel on Sept. 30, 2019, to accommodate increased demand for lodging at Turning Stone. That was before the global pandemic struck in March 2020.
Salina–based Parsons-McKenna Construction Co., Inc. is the contractor on the project, while Colchester, Vermont–based Wiemann Lamphere is the architect.
Crews are using module construction to build a “substantial portion” of the hotel, according to Jeff DeLutis, assistant general manager of Meyer Jabara Hotels.
“The look of the hotel will mirror that of the Turning Stone Resort Casino, with the public space mirroring its lodge-like design,” Justin Jabara, VP of acquisitions and development for Meyer Jabara Hotels, said. “…We are eager to welcome guests to Verona’s newest upscale select-service hotel in the coming year.”