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This waterfront hotel resulted from decades of effort by the city of Geneva together with local business and resident groups to reconnect the city to its lakefront.  The building opened in 1997 to serve the tourism, convention, and university industries.

The design of this six-story hotel allows many of its 148 guest rooms to overlook Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.  Its ballroom, restaurant, and some of its guest rooms open onto a patio leading to the lake shore and an adjacent marina.  The building obtains many of its design cues from the rich architectural heritage of Geneva.  The hotel has a rusticated base similar to that found in many of the nearby historic buildings, notably the 1894 Smith Opera House and the 1893 YMCA by Pierce and Bickford Architects.  The buff-colored exterior is punctuated with windows and other scale elements designed to relate to the taller floor-to-floor heights of the city's older three-story and four-story buildings.  The structure is capped by sloped roofs of blue metal.

A unique and successful aspect of Dever Architects’ design of this building is the repeated use of a “logo” throughout the property.  The design of the logo appears in various forms on the façade, in the signage, in finishes, on casework, and even on the staff’s uniforms.

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