Hotel ribbon cutting officially marks ‘transformation’ at Batavia Downs Gaming
The new, privately-owned Hotel at Batavia Downs has “re-invented” the destination landscape in Batavia and Genesee County, the leader of the 84-room, luxury facility’s investment group said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Wednesday night at Batavia Downs Gaming on Park Road — and there could be more to come in the near future.
“This is a proud day for Batavia and Western New York. With this hotel, we have re-invented the hotel industry in Batavia,” said Anthony Baynes, managing partner for ADK Hospitality, a Buffalo-based development team that purchased land from Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. in March 2015 and spent $7.5 million to build what it hopes becomes the county’s first AAA four-diamond hotel.
Baynes went on to thank Michael Kane, former WROTB president and CEO, for his efforts in forging what he called a “unique partnership” between private investors and a public corporation, and Hart Hotels, a highly-respected firm that has been hired to manage the hotel.