The extreme transformation of the former Frink snowplow factory into a 105-room luxury hotel was celebrated Wednesday with the opening of the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel.
During the festivities, local and state politicians thanked the partnering agencies and community members who helped make the day possible. Guests were given champagne and invited to tour the facility.
More than 100 members of the community came out to have their first look inside the four-story hotel and conference center. The facility is designed with windows highlighting views of the St. Lawrence River.
The ceremony, held at the front doors of the new $24.5 million hotel, was attended by more than 100 area residents and visitors and hosted by representatives from Hart Hotels and Krog Corp., part owners of the hotel. Hart Hotels President and CEO David P. Hart said they hope the guests will enjoy the same luxury their corporation has strived to provide customers at its other AAA Four Diamond-accredited hotels.
“We expect to earn AAA Four Diamond accreditation in the future,” Mr. Hart said in an email. “We do not have it yet. The other two Harbor Hotels we operate are rated AAA Four Diamond.” [Read more...]