HORNELL, N.Y. (WETM) – A new Hampton Inn business class hotel is coming to Hornell with a $15 million investment into the local economy.

The 78 unit hotel will offer full amenities and will be a “very important piece of the puzzle in Hornell’s future growth,” according to Hornell Mayor John Buckley.

In partnership with Indus Hospitality Group, the hotel is being built near the Wegmans/Walmart Plaza on State Route 36 in Hornell. The project will be just the second hotel in the city.

Buckley says the project has been in development for several years but was delayed due to the pandemic. With Hornell’s continued economic expansion aided by Alstom and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Buckley believes the hotel is another piece of the city’s economic boom.

“The City of Hornell has been growing and expanding,” said Buckley. “Our economic base has been growing… this hotel is going to unlock a lot of economic development opportunities for us.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.