Hotel construction underway along Chautauqua Lake shores

Photo by Jimmy McCarthy Construction of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is underway along the Chautauqua Lake shores in Celoron. The $30.8 million project is expected to be finished and ready for guests between the spring and summer of 2018.

CELORON — Construction of a $30.8 million hotel is progressing on the southwestern edge of Chautauqua Lake.

Trees were cleared from the site, located on Dunham Avenue in Celoron, at the beginning of the year to make way for the 135-room Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Since then, work began to lay the foundation.

The project is led by developers Peter Krog, CEO of Krog Corp, and Dave Hart, CEO and president of Hart Hotels. The idea to bring a hotel to the Celoron waterfront formulated in 2014 when Krog and Hart purchased 9 acres of land.

The hotel will feature patios and views of Chautauqua Lake as well as bar and grill along the water. Other amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and a ballroom and conference center with a capacity for 300 people.

The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel will be the third waterfront hotel owned by Krog and Hart in New York state. In 2008, the $14 million Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel opened. The hotel was voted by USA Today last year as the best waterfront hotel in the U.S.

In 2014, Krog Corp. and Hart Hotels opened the Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel along the St. Lawrence River. The hotel features 105 deluxe guest rooms and suites.

The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel recently launched a website for those interested in a future visit. By visiting www.thechautauquaharborhotel.com, people can observe renditions of what the hotel will look like as well as an overview of the amenities and the area.


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