Camillus, N.Y. — The developer of the Township 5 shopping center plans to begin construction in the spring on a 90-room tru by Hilton hotel behind the center’s Costco Wholesale store.
The hotel will be the first in Upstate New York for tru, a newly launched Hilton brand designed to appeal, like Starwood’s Aloft brand, to millennials, genXers and baby boomers with the use of, among other things, vibrant colors and graphics.
Joseph Goethe, an owner and head of leasing services at the center’s developer, Cameron Group, said plans are to start construction in the spring and complete the hotel in about a year.
The hotel will cost about $6 million to build, he said.
Located at the northwest corner of Route 5 and Hinsdale Road in Camillus, Township 5 is a 500,000-square-foot shopping center built over the last couple of years and anchored by the first Costco in Central New York. It also has the first Movie Tavern, a combination movie theater and restaurant, in the state, as well as a 96-unit apartment project, Canal Crossing Apartments.
A Hampton Inn had originally been planned for the center, but those plans fell through after the start of Township 5′s construction ran into major delays.
The hotel will bring the total cost of the center’s construction to $75 million, Goethe said.
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