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Cobblestone Hotels Breaks Ground in New York

Published on May 16, 2019

NEENAH, WISCONSIN – A new frontier begins as Cobblestone Hotels broke ground on their first New York location, Medina, Thursday May 16. 

Booka Hanes of Medina Hospitality and members from Cobblestone Hotels were delighted to have the participation of many esteemed guests from the community and state as the official ground-breaking kicks off for the new Cobblestone Inn & Suites. 

“This is a big day for us coming into New York with our first hotel. We are excited, as usually once we get the first location in a new state, others will follow.” -Brian Wogernese, President and CEO of Cobblestone Hotels

“We are proud that Cobblestone Hotels has chosen our community as its first location in New York State, and look forward to it providing hospitality to countless visitors traveling to Medina for business and recreation. Cobblestone’s motto, ‘Big City Quality, Small Town Values, ‘ fits Medina perfectly.”– Rob Ortt, NY State Senator

The Cobblestone Inn & Suites is owned by Medina Hospitality and located on Maple Ridge Road in Orleans County and will provide 58 guestrooms. Features include the brand’s consistent amenities such as onsite convenience store, 24- hour Wolfgang Puck coffee service, complimentary high-speed internet access, an onsite guest laundry facility, fitness room, and daily complimentary hot breakfast. Guestrooms will be modern and equipped with conveniences such as flatscreen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards, luxurious bedding, and in-room Wolfgang Puck Coffee. Suites will also be available. 

“As a member of the New York State Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development, I am pleased that Cobblestone Hotels will be calling Medina, New York, home. I commend the hard work and dedication of the Orleans County Economic Development Agency in making Medina an economic hub in Orleans County. Cobblestone Inn & Suites is a great fit for our local businesses and this community.” – Michael J. Norris, NY Assemblyman

“To be finally breaking ground on Orleans County’s first flagged hotel is a tremendous and long-awaited development. This as a key piece of our ongoing economic development and our community’s redevelopment efforts.” – Lynne M. Johnson, Chairperson for Orleans County Legislature 

” Medina is unique in that it’s just 35 miles from Niagara Falls and is conveniently located between the urban centers of both Buffalo and Rochester, New York. The market will support this type of development, and the local response has been tremendous.” –- Jim Whipple, CEO/CFO of Orleans County Economic Development Agency

Gabrielle Barone, VP of Orleans County Economic Development Agency shared the history of the project with attendees. ” We believed this hotel was in the best interests of the community. It took us five years, but we were going to do absolutely everything we had to do to make sure Medina Cobblestone became a reality” –- Gabrielle Barone, VP of Orleans County Economic Development Agency

Whether you are traveling for business or for leisure, you will experience the big city quality, and small town values that each location has to offer. Visit www.CobblestoneHotels.com for reservations or for more information.

About Cobblestone Hotels

Based in Neenah, WI Cobblestone Hotels, LLC is a leading upper-midscale hotel brand with over 165 hotels open, under construction, or in development in 27 states.

Cobblestone Inn & Suites is part of Cobblestone Hotels, LLC, which also includes Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Boarders Inn and Suites by Cobblestone Hotels, KeyWest Hotels, and Centerstone Hotels. For development information please visit www.CobblestoneFranchising.com.

Contact: Cody Thompson cthompson@cobblestonehotels.com