Governor Cuomo Announces Official Opening of $38 Million Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

Upscale Destination Hotel Will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region

September 6, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $38 million Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Western New York. The hotel is located on a nine-acre parcel that was once home to the Celoron Amusement Park, which closed in 1962. The design of the hotel pays homage to the history of the Village of Celron, including the amusement park and comedy great Lucille Ball, who was born in the community.

"This administration is focused on growing the region's tourism economy, supporting projects like the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel and the new highly acclaimed National Comedy Center, and fostering job creation to build a stronger economy for all of Western New York," Governor Cuomo said. "I thank the hard-working men and women who helped build this beautiful hotel from the ground up, and look forward to welcoming more visitors to the Empire State as a result of these efforts."

"Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy in New York, and we are working every day to support projects like the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel which build upon our progress," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With so many new attractions like the National Comedy Center, tourism in Chautauqua County and Western New York is creating jobs and investment like we have not seen in generations. The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is yet another example of the continued economic resurgence of Upstate New York."

Read the full press release here.