In 2002 the Seneca Nation of Indians opened the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on the site of the old Convention Center only three blocks from the Niagara Falls State Park and the thundering majesty of Niagara Falls.
In 2005 the Seneca Nation expanded the Casino and opened the Hotel and the Casino became the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. Over the years since opening the Casino the Seneca Nation has made a variety of upgrades including the gaming room floor, the opening of Stir Bar, and new retail locations.
On April 27 the Seneca Nation and the Seneca Gamin Corporation announced a new project – the Seneca Arrival Experience. The $40 million project will include work both inside and outside of the Resort property.
The new renovations are designed to impact the experience of visitors even before they enter the building by offering a dedicated turning lane for entrance on to the Resort grounds and increasing the current entrance from one to two lanes.
Western New York winters are notoriously hard on asphalt and as a part of the renovations, the parking area will be redone and enhanced with landscaping and a new covered entryway into the Hotel lobby. The entrance itself will be redesigned with a new glass facade.
Inside the Hotel lobby some significant changes are planned including a new registration and VIP check in area, a relocation of the Lobby Bar and the Three Sisters Restaurant. The closing of Morrie’s deli, and an enhancement of the entrance to the Casino’s gaming room floor.
President Todd Gates
With the arrival of spring, the outdoor work has already begun. The inside work is slated to begin later in the summer after July 4. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in May 2019.
Barry E. Snyder Jr
Seneca Niagara General Manager Pat Bassney opened the press conference announcing the Seneca Arrival Experience project with several of the original Casino employees in attendance. Also on hand to speak were Seneca Gaming Corporation President and CEO Holly Gagnon, President of the Seneca Nation Todd Gates, Seneca Gaming Corportation Chairman Barry E. Snyder Jr,and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development Michael Kimelberg.
Since before opening the Casino doors in 2002, the Seneca Nation has employed thousands of workers and has spent over half a billion dollars in construction, renovations, and upgrades to the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino as they work to provide an unforgettable experience to the millions of guest who visit each year.