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New Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone caters to leisure, business travelers

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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The Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone, located at 5186 Route 365 in Verona, adjacent to Turning Stone Resort Casino, has opened for business. (PHOTO CREDIT: HAMPTON INN VERONA AT TURNING STONE)

VERONA, N.Y. — The Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone, which held a formal-opening event April 22, says it caters to both leisure and business travelers. 

The inn is located at 5186 Route 365, adjacent to Turning Stone Resort Casino. The hotel is owned by Benchmark Development of Lenox, Massachusetts and managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels.

“The grand opening celebration is the culmination of many months of hard work and collaboration with the local community to bring Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone to life,” Todd Lincoln, the hotel’s general manager, said in a release. 

The hotel will employ about 25 people “once ramped up,” Lincoln tells CNYBJ.

Those attending the event included Brian Cohan and Michael Charles, principals at Benchmark Development; Justin Jabara, president of Meyer Jabara Hotels; Eric Churchill, senior VP of operations for Meyer Jabara Hotels; and Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises and Oneida Nation representative.

“We are pleased to welcome the Hampton Inn at Turning Stone as both a neighbor and an excellent addition to the ever-growing area of Central New York,” Halbritter said. “Serving the region as an economic engine has long been our focus, and we see the arrival of the Hampton Inn as a fitting partner in that goal.”

Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone has amenities that include complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, fitness center, lobby marketplace, and an indoor heated swimming pool. 

Each of the hotel’s 110 guestrooms include high-definition television along with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Free shuttle service to Turning Stone Resort Casino is also available.

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.

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