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    Sheraton key card

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    Another in my series on keycards

    I recently found this room keycard for a Sheraton hotel. I don’t know if this was for the Sheraton on the Falls or the Four Points by Sheraton (it’s probably not from the Sheraton at the Falls as that is in the US, but you never know).


    Fixing the Falls: Downtown still under development

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The DiCienzio family has been doing hotel business on both sides of the border in Niagara Falls for years.

    In 2007, the family business, Canadian Niagara Hotels, sold the old Holiday Inn at the corner of Third Street and Rainbow Boulevard to make way for its demolition as part of the expansion of the footprint for the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

    Three years later, the Dicienzios, who own several hotel properties in Niagara Falls, Ontario, returned to the American side with an investment in the former Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Third Street property has since been renovated and re-opened under the Sheraton flagship. Last month, the company opened a TGI Friday’s restaurant inside the hotel on the side facing Old Falls Street.

    Michael DiCienzio says favorable Canadian currency rates and other market factors played a role in the family’s decision to invest downtown. He said improvements to the appeal of the area helped as well.

    “It’s better since they took out the Wintergarden and developed the Old Falls Street promenade,” DiCienzio said. “You have the anchors at each end with the casino and the park and now everything else can line up in between. It’s absolutely moving in the right direction. There’s no doubt about that.”

    Light/sign problems on Falls Avenue

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    I don’t post this as any sort of criticism. I can only imagine how hard/costly/time consuming it must be to keep everything working in tip top shape. I just happened to notice this the other day, and figured I’d post about it.

    There were lots of lights/signs that need some work on Falls Avenue:

    20090821_falls_ave_lights_01The letters in the Sheraton sign at the top of the hotel are cracked

    20090821_falls_ave_lights_02The C in Crowne Plaza is out

    20090821_falls_ave_lights_03The N on one side of the tower is out

    20090821_falls_ave_lights_04Part of the Hard Rock Cafe sign is out

    TripAdvisor Rates Sheraton on the Falls #1 for Business Travel

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    The Sheraton on the Falls hotel has been recognized as the number one hotel for Business Travel in Niagara Falls Ontario.

    The 4 diamond AAA/CAA Sheraton on the Falls hotel is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world, through their new Business Popularity Index.

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