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    Courtyard Marriott Opens in Niagara Falls

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    From Buffalo Rising:

    BF Patel and family have opened Niagara Falls’ newest and most unique hotel in recent years. Originally built as a Chocolate Factory for the Niagara Chocolate Company in 1912, the building later became home to the northeast headquarters for Moore Business Forms employing thousands of Niagara Falls residents for decades. After Moore closed its operations in Niagara Falls in the late 2000s, the building sat vacant for a few years before being purchased by the Patel’s in 2010.

    After partnering with Marriott, Waterbourne Construction Advisors, Carmina Wood Morris, and Mussachio Architects and investing approximately $12.8 million into the project, the iconic and beloved building has been reinvigorated with new life as a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

    Niagara Falls travelblog: Trying out Canada

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    From NewsOK:

    Oh, Canada.

    I love Canada. Love the people. Love the land. Love the concept – a sister nation, just as free, just as quirky, sitting right on top of us, with a slightly different history.

    My trips to Canada have been far too few. But our week last year on Prince Edward Island made me want to see even more of Canada. So when Trish the Dish and I decided to take a few days between the OU-Ohio State game and the OSU-Pitt game to visit Niagara Falls, I decided to stay on the Canada side.

    It’s a little dicey. The phones can be screwed up and were. The televisions can be different and were. The money is different. You never know about customs.

    But this I knew. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls always has seemed more hopping than the American side of Niagara Falls. And stunningly, when I compared Courtyard by Marriott prices, the Ontario hotel was a little cheaper than the New York state hotel.

    Hotel in Niagara Falls Brings Local History and Natural Beauty Together

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    From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    As of June 28th, 2014 Courtyard Niagara Falls is excited to share its newest — and most unique — Niagara tour. The Niagara by Night Tour incorporates history and local oddities of the area into the majesty of the Falls — all while the sun begins to slip beneath the horizon. Hosted by the hotel’s on-site tour company — Above The Falls Tours — the Niagara by Night Tour surprises guests with the perfect pairing of the hair-raising and the breathtaking.

    An Eventful Niagara Visit

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    I have been gone for a little while – wait until you hear why.  I actually managed a trip to the Falls.  I traveled alone in mid-April.  My husband couldn’t get away from work and I didn’t want to bore anyone while I fiddled with my camera settings and lenses.

    So, I get to the Falls and make a run to Niagara-on-the-Lake, then head to Queen Victoria Park. At around 3:00, I get out of the car in front of Victoria House. That’s when my back seizes up a bit.  Let me remind you – I’m alone!  Determined to get the shots I came for, I grab a hefty backpack of equipment and head into the park.

    Here’s a couple of shots I managed to get before…..

    smooth falls

    … needless to say, the more I pushed the issue, the more my back pushed back.  I went back to the hotel and took some pain relievers and hoped for some relief by morning. I was having trouble getting up from chairs at this point. By morning, I knew I had to leave a day earlier than planned or find out what a Canadian ER was like.

    I managed to pack my bags but lifting them was out of the question. This is where I have to give a shout out to the staff of the Courtyard by Marriott!  After explaining my situation, some of the staff helped me pack my car. I settled in for the 4 hour drive to Pittsburgh… and was pulled over at the border for a random check. Just what I needed. Of course, I had nothing to hide, but it was pretty inconvenient to have to get out of the car in my condition.  They could have decided to detain the nut-job using her time in the waiting room to do back stretches …. but I was free to go.

    After that, I decided to head over onto Goat Island and park at Three Sisters Islands (my favorite spot) to check that my luggage and equipment hadn’t been disturbed too badly. I saw that there were some areas under construction on the island, but none so extensive as Three Sisters. I had heard that there was a plan for renovation there. From some comments I’ve seen on the web, a lot of people are concerned about this idea.

    Here are some pics:

    THREE SISTERS

    In the middle shot, you can see the first bridge on the right.  They formed a dirt bridge over the upper rapids to get equipment to the next island!  I read a PDF online outlining the plans.  I am trying to stay positive on it and trust that the changes won’t be too intrusive. I like the natural state of the place – especially that last rocky island. But even I have to admit that it needed some tidying up. Those invasive purple flowers needed to be taken care of, too.

    Here is my favorite shot at Three Sisters from a few years back…. taken approximately where they now have that temporary dirt bridge…..

    Ducks horiz copy

    It was late evening and the sun was just perfect – I was just about to turn away when I saw this Mom and her baby ducks.    I’m just so disappointed in that blunt-cut log. I guess that is some of the clean up I was talking about.

    So, while I’ve been off the radar, I’ve been rehabbing my back.  I am finally feeling even better than before this whole thing happened!  I’m looking forward to scheduling my next trip… with a traveling companion this time.

    But back to the Falls… I know we normally talk Canadian affairs, but what do you think about the construction going on across the creek?  Do you have concerns that it will be overdone or do you think it’s long overdue?

    Hotel Proposed for Downtown Niagara Falls

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    A vacant Niagara Falls building that once housed Moore Business Forms is being eyed as the site of new hotel.

    That, and another Cataract City hotel is due for a major face lift.

    Indian Ocean LLC, a company run by local hotelier B.F. Patel, is working with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on renovating the three-story former Moore Business Forms office – at the intersection of Buffalo Avenue and John Daly Boulevard (Quay Street) – into a 95-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel. The project carries a $6.65 million development price tag.

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    Complete listing of Sleep Cheap 2012 hotels and attractions

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    There are 26 hotels participating in the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap 2012 event. The prices are $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.

    1. Americana Waterpark Resort and Spa
      8444 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-8444
      To book rooms go to our website www.sleepcheapamericana.com
    2. Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
      4960 Clifton Hill
      905-358-3295 ext. 2055
    3. Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls
      5950 Victoria Avenue
      1-866-499-6999
      To book rooms go to our website cwp.marriott.com/iagcy/sleepcheap
    4. Days Inn & Suites by the Falls Hotel
      5068 Centre Street
      905-357-2550
    5. Days Inn Near the Falls
      5943 Victoria Avenue
      905-374-3333
    6. Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
      6039 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-358-3817
    7. Embassy Suites Hotel
      6700 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    8. Fallsview Casino Resort
      6380 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-371-7517
    9. Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
      6455 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    10. Great Wolf Lodge
      3950 Victoria Avenue
      1-800-605-9653
      Rooms available Nov 12-15
    11. Hampton Inn North of the Falls
      4357 River Road
      905-358-5555
    12. Hilton Hotel & Suites
      6361 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-7219
    13. Holiday Inn by the Falls
      5339 Murray Street
      905-356-1333
    14. Howard Johnson Hotel
      5905 Victoria Avenue
      905-357-4040
    15. Marriott Gateway on the Falls
      6755 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-374-1077
    16. Marriott Niagara Falls – Fallsview & Spa
      6740 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-357-7300
    17. Michael’s Inn by the Falls
      5599 River Road
      905-354-2727
    18. Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
      6546 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-877-843-6253
    19. Old Stone Inn
      5425 Robinson Street
      905-357-1234
    20. Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
      6733 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-356-1944
    21. Ramada Niagara Falls
      6045 Stanley Avenue
      905-374-4142
    22. Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls
      7389 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-6116
    23. Sheraton on the Falls (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5875 Falls Avenue
      To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    24. Skyline Inn (Fallsview Waterpark)
      4800 Bender Hill
      To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    25. Sterling Inn & Spa
      5195 Magdalen Street
      289-292-0000
    26. Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls
      6170 Stanley Avenue
      1-800-263-2565
      To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallswyndham.com/sleep-cheap

    There are 4 attractions that are offering something special for the event as well.

    1. Bird Kingdom
      5651 River Road
      Bird Kingdom is offering 2 for 1 admission during the Sleep Cheap event
    2. Greg Frewin
      5781 Ellen Avenue
      905-356-0777
      On Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th, attend the 8:00 pm performance for $15.00 (all ages) with half the proceeds going to Sleep Cheap charities.
      Limited tickets are available.
      www.gregfrewintheatre.com
    3. Skate at the Gale Centre
      4171 Fourth Avenue
      Cheap Skate for a loonie per person minimum donation to Sleep Cheap charities, enjoy a family skate on Tuesday, November 13 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    4. Skylon Tower
      5200 Robinson Street
      It’s only a Toonie to the Top of the Skylon Tower during Sleep Cheap for adults and just a loonie for children 12 and under

    Niagara Falls Hotel Offers Special NFL Travel Package

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    From a Marketwire press release:

    Courtyard by Marriott is proud to be the official sponsor of the NFL. To celebrate this affiliation, Courtyard Niagara Falls is offering a special NFL travel package now through February 3, 2013. This hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, is just minutes from the falls, casinos and major attractions.

    Football fans can enjoy spectacular hotel deals in Niagara Falls, like this special NFL offer: stay one weekend night and receive a $50 Courtyard Refreshing Savings Weekend Coupon, which is good for a guest’s next two-night weekend stay. Plus, they will receive late check-out and a 15% NFLshop.com coupon.

    Falls hotel plan funded

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A multimillion-dollar plan to convert a 1960s Niagara Falls hotel into upscale lodging has received $1.5 million from the USA Niagara Development Corp.

    The project to rehabilitate the 135,000-square-foot Days Inn Hotel on Main Street into a Courtyard by Marriott will cost $10.9 million. NFNY Hotel Managament owns the property, which is prominently located near the Rainbow Bridge.

    Sleep Cheap Charities Reap 2011 listing of hotels

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    • Americana Conference Resort & Spa
      8444 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-8444
      To book rooms go to our website
      www.sleepcheapamericana.com
    • Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
      4960 Clifton Hill
      905-358-3295 ext. 2055
      To book rooms go to our website
      www.niagarafallscomfort.com
    • Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls
      5950 Victoria Avenue
      905-358-3083
      To book rooms go to website
      cwp.marriott.com/iagcy/sleepcheap
    • Days Inn & Suites by the Falls Hotel
      5068 Centre Street
      905-357-2550
    • Days Inn Near the Falls
      5943 Victoria Avenue
      905-374-3333
    • Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
      6039 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-358-3817
    • Embassy Suites Hotel
      6700 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    • Fallsview Casino Resort
      6380 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-374-3598
    • Four Points by Sheraton
      6455 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    • Great Wolf Lodge
      3950 Victoria Avenue
      1-888-878-1818
      To book rooms go to website and use Promo Code 1111SCN
      www.greatwolf.com/niagara
    • Hampton Inn North of the Falls
      4357 River Road
      905-358-5555
      Hilton Hotel & Suites
      6361 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-7219
    • Holiday Inn by the Falls
      5339 Murray Street
      905-356-1333
    • Howard Johnson Hotel
      5905 Victoria Avenue
      905-357-4040
      To book rooms go to website
      www.hojobythefalls.com
    • Marriott Gateway on the Falls
      6755 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-800-618-9059
    • Marriott Niagara Falls – Fallsview & Spa
      6740 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-888-501-8916
    • Michael’s Inn by the Falls
      5599 River Road
      905-354-2727
    • Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
      6546 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-877-843-6253
    • Old Stone Inn
      5425 Robinson Street
      905-357-1234
    • Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
      6733 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-356-1944
    • Ramada Niagara Falls
      6045 Stanley Avenue
      905-374-4142
    • Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls
      7389 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-6116
    • River Road Fireside Inn
      4067 River Road
      905-374-2027
    • Sheraton on the Falls (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5875 Falls Avenue
      To book rooms go to website
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    • Skyline Inn (Fallsview Waterpark)
      4800 Bender Hill
      To book rooms go to website
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    • Sterling Inn & Spa
      5195 Magdalen Street
      289-292-0000
    • Tower Hotel
      6732 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-356-1501
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