The new hotel will bring total rooms onsite up to 818, with resort owner the Oneida Indian Nation enlisting Massachusetts-based Benchmark Development to build the new facility within the existing 3,400 acre property.
“We see the new Hampton Inn as a strong complement to all that is offered at Turning Stone, and we are always thrilled to help generate and maintain additional economic activity in the area,” said Oneida Nation representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter.
“Many businesses have literally grown up around Turning Stone and that’s a good thing, and evidence that our enterprises are a magnet and strong economic engine for the entire region.”
The new hotel’s design will mirror that of the Turning Stone, with its additional accommodation intended to cater for increased visitor numbers to the casino, following the 1 August opening of its sports betting lounge in association with Caesars Entertainment.
The new Hampton Inn will be operated by Meyer Jabara Hotels, with regional director of development for Benchmark Development Brian Cohan stating the hotel “will be a great addition to an area already accustomed to world-class amenities and award-winning guest service."
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.