It is the first privately financed venture of its kind in this area, and it caps off all of the beauty and attractions that our region holds. With this hotel, no one has mixed history and tourism together better than Diane and Ed Finkbeiner.
Lewiston, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2006
Of all of America's historic sites, there are fewer places filled with such rich history--and yet completely untainted by traffic, overpopulation and suburban sprawl--than Barton Hill in the stately village of Lewiston, New York.
Barton Hill goes relatively unnoticed by the millions of tourists who pass it by on the route to nearby Niagara Falls, a mere six miles along the Niagara escarpment. Lewiston, known as the "jewel of the Niagara," sits at the foot of the escarpment where the Falls at Niagara began 12,000 years ago.
It was on this hill in Lewiston that the first shots were fired commencing the War of 1812. Burned by the British, Lewiston rose from the ashes in 1815 and has remained much as it was to this day.
It was on Barton Hill that the Marquis d'Lafayette sipped tea in the drawing room of the hill's stately white home.
It was on Barton Hill, the northern most terminus of the Underground railroad, that thousands of escaped slaves found their way to freedom across the spectacular river gorge to Canada.
And it was on Barton Hill where President William McKinley started his tour of the Niagara gorge before his fated trip to Buffalo for the Pan American Exhibition in 1901.
The lovely village of Lewiston has hosted a vast array of literary legends--from the likes of Charles Dickens to James Fenimore Cooper, who used Lewiston as the setting in several of his famed novels.
Now, with an unfettered dedication to historic preservation and interpretation, Western New York 's untainted historic gem is being unveiled to the public in elegant style.
In June of 2007, travelers from around the world will join the ranks of President McKinley, the Astor family and the Marquis d'Lafayette as guests on Lewiston's Barton Hill.
Construction is underway on the multi-million dollar, four-star Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, which will set the standard for luxury accommodations for Western New York.
Today, the Hotel's owners, Ed and Diane Finkbeiner, announced the launch of the resort's official Web site, http://www.bartonhillhotel.com, and began taking reservations for the first guests at the 78-room property.
Owner Diane Finkbeiner views her role in the development of the property as an opportunity to educate travelers about Lewiston's rich history, preserve a vaunted historic site and provide an unmatched travel opportunity to visitors searching for a truly American vacation experience. Finkbeiner serves as president of the Lewiston Historical Association, is on the Advisory Board of the Lewiston Art Council and is recognized statewide for her efforts to promote historical tourism.
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa will feature elegant guest rooms--many with fireplaces and river gorge views. The Hotel will also offer a spa with aromatherapy, body-wraps, cellulite therapies, a full service salon, and more, as well as a restaurant, a sauna, a pool, high-speed internet access, high-tech meeting facilities and valet parking.
"We hope that visitors will stay on Barton Hill and live life as it was meant to be lived," Finkbeiner says.
State leaders are looking to the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa to help ignite an enhanced tourism renaissance in the Niagara region.
"The Barton Hill Hotel and Spa will turn Lewiston around," said New York State Sen. George Maziarz. "It is the first privately financed venture of its kind in this area, and it caps off all of the beauty and attractions that our region holds. With this hotel, no one has mixed history and tourism together better than Diane and Ed Finkbeiner."
For more information, visit http://www.bartonhillhotel.com or call 800-718-1812.