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Curtiss Hotel Opens in Historic Buffalo Building

BUFFALO, New York — A historic former business building constructed in downtown Buffalo in the early 1900s has reopened as the Curtiss Hotel.

The 67-room upscale boutique hotel, with its white terra-cotta facade and Roman bath extending from inside the building to the outside, features seven styles of guest rooms. Its Vue Rooftop Lounge, which provides indoor and outdoor seating where guests can view downtown Buffalo, Lake Erie and the Canadian shoreline year-round, provides seating for up to 300 and has multiple rooms that can be reserved for special events and meetings. Chez Ami, a casual upscale modern American/Italian restaurant on the first floor, sports the only revolving bar in the region and provides patio seating with Saturday and Sunday brunch offerings. 

Guest rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including Crestron touchscreen room controllers and remote-controlled drapes and lighting. Spalike bathrooms with four digitally controlled water sources offer Bluetooth-enabled audio capability, therapeutic air-jet tubs with chromotherapy and aroma clouds, and steam showers in 16 select rooms. Additionally, guests can relax at the hotel spa, which is Buffalo’s first and only indoor-outdoor urban hot spring and can accommodate up to 26 people.

The Curtiss Hotel, conceived and developed by Mark D. Croce, president and CEO of the Buffalo Development Corp., is the result of a transformation of the former Harlow C. Curtiss office building, from which the hotel takes its name. Once home to a furniture company, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Through the hotel’s classic design, guests can feel part of local history while enjoying contemporary luxury and convenience. In addition to its rich interior decor, which includes an original historic corridor, the property is one of the largest terra-cotta structures of its type in downtown Buffalo. 

Curtiss Hotel is near the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, the Keybank Center, Coca-Cola field, Canalside, Shea’s Performing Arts Center and the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus.