Buffalo Evening News

by Jonathan D. Epstein

The new $7.5 million four-story hotel at the Batavia Downs raceway will formally open for business Wednesday, marking a major success for the trio of Buffalo investors behind it.

The Hotel at Batavia Downs, located at 8319 Park Road, features 84 guestrooms, a full-service business and meeting facility, and banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 500 people.

It also includes access to the renovated Fortune’s Italian Restaurant and the 34 Rush sports bar, named for the Buffalo Bills’ former Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, as well as the Clubhouse and Rail Bar and the Homestretch Grill. All four restaurants are on the gaming floor of the Batavia Downs casino.