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Tioga Downs Hotel to open in November

NICHOLS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - While Tioga Downs Casino is busy with events, construction workers have also been busy with the long term expansion project.

Casino officials tell 18 News the Tioga Downs Hotel construction is right on schedule and is set to have it's grand open this fall.

The 161 room hotel will be Tioga Downs' first hotel venture.

Officials say a new event center is also in the works, that project includes rooms for holiday parties, meetings and weddings.

"I guarantee you this will be the number one place for weddings," said casino owner Jeff Gural. "This deck overlooks the track, the rooms overlook the track, it's a spectacular view, that will really help our business."

The hotel is set to open in early November.  The event center will open in December.

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