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Rivers Casino has landed on name for hotel

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Rivers Casino has landed on name for hotel

Set to open in July
Rivers Casino has landed on name for hotel
Construction on the hotel in October.
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER

SCHENECTADY -- Guests who land in Schenectady for a night will soon be able to dock in the city’s newest hotel on Mohawk Harbor.

Officials have dubbed the resort portion of Rivers Casino & Resort “The Landing.”

The hotel name is included in papers submitted to the city planning commission as part of a proposal to reduce the amount of signage on the property, said City Planner Christine Primiano. Developers previously set aside 1,100 square feet for signage but are reducing that to 228 square feet, she said.

The Landing is expected to open in July and will include 165 rooms. It will be the second hotel on the harbor site, joining the Courtyard by Marriott at Mohawk Harbor, which opened in October. A Homewood Suites hotel just across the river in Glenville is slated to open next month.

“We are incredibly excited by the progress being made at our 165-room hotel and look forward to opening this summer," said a spokesman from Rivers. "This is more than a milestone for Rivers Casino & Resort — it’s a major piece of what makes our property and Schenectady a destination. We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.”

Other projects in the works at Mohawk Harbor include the Riverhouse apartments, a complex that will include 206 luxury apartments and ground floor retail. Druthers Brewery will be the first tenant, officials announced in January, and will likely open in July.

Crews are also assembling a pair of office and retail buildings, dubbed One Harbor Center and Two Harbor Center, respectively. The first building will be complete this summer, with the other scheduled to open in the fall.

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