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New hotel opens in West Seneca

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There is a node of hotels developing in West Seneca near the junction of the Main Line Thruway and Route 219. 

Ellicott Development has built three hotels through its Ellicott Hospitality subsidiary in West Seneca, with a ribbon-cutting yesterday for the new Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, flanking the Staybridge Suites hotel.
The Hampton Inn-Buffalo South is just down Slade Road.

West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan said they have helped develop a section of the town which needed development.

Ellicott CEO William Paladino said  West Seneca has turned into a good place for his firm to do business and invest a lot of money.

"$30 million out in this area here.  If we didn't believe in it we wouldn't have done it," said Paladino. "Being right at the crux of the 90 and the 219 is definitely a benefit to this location.  As we do one, we have become sort of a hub for the destination type hotels and lodging," said Paladino.

Paladino noted his company isn't finished with hotels or investment in West Seneca, with major renovations for the Hampton Inn on the way.

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.