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NEW Buffalo-area Hampton Inn boasts first universal design hotel in the country!

"Developed by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, the isUD certification incorporates subtle enhancements which according to Kellena Kane, Uniland director of Development, offers guests “the best experience possible.” When the hotel opened in the summer of 2020, Uniland’s Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst at The Northtown Center became the first in North America and across Hilton’s global portfolio of 6,100 properties with over 977,000 rooms across 118 countries and territories with isUD certification. It sets a new standard for hospitality and sports tourism in Buffalo. 'Thermostats at lower points on the walls of the rooms. Bathrooms with roll-in showers and knee clearance under the sink. And access from the parking lot into and around the hotel without needing to go up or down any steps. These are other features are meant to make the new Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst as welcoming as possible to all guests of all abilities. "The world is changing and buildings should, too," said Danise Levine, an architect and assistant director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, who consulted on the design. "The demand is there." In fact, it's the first hotel in the country certified as universally designed, a standard that incorporates inclusive elements throughout the venue. The $14.4 million hotel, developed by Uniland Development Co. and operated by Brookwood Hospitality, opens Friday next to Amherst's Northtown Center. "There is nothing about this hotel that is your typical Hampton," said Stephanie Pericozzi, the hotel's general manager."

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