|BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (June 10, 2004) - The seven-story historic
Grand Royale Hotel, a Clarion Collection hotel, located at 80 State St.
in the heart of downtown Binghamton, is now part of the Choice Hotels International
system. Located in the center of government and corporate business
near entertainment venues and within walking distances of shops and restaurants,
the Grand Royale hotel is a member of the National Register of Historic
all the distinctive hallmarks of the Clarion Collection line.”
|The Grand Royale, a Clarion Collection
hotel, is owned by Binghamton Associates, LLC. Kalli Van Dyke is
the general manager.
The Clarion Collection is franchised by Choice Hotels International,
Inc. (NYSE:CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors.
This brand extension of the upscale Clarion brand, features unique, historic
or boutique hotels that have strong local recognition and unique designs
“The Grand Royale Hotel, a Clarion Collection hotel is a welcome addition
to our system,” said Alexandra Jaritz, senior director, brand strategy
and corporate development for Choice Hotels. “This unique, historic
hotel has upscale room amenities and hotel features and bears
The Grand Royale
a Clarion Collection hotel
80 State St
Binghamton, New York
The Grand Royale Hotel was built in 1897 and once served as Binghamton’s
City Hall. The hotel features Beaux Arts architecture, period charm
and ambience. The lobby features a staircase flanked by two lions,
matching crystal sconces and chandeliers and classic wall and window treatments.
The Royale Room, one of the hotel’s meeting rooms, features a 30 foot domed
granite ceiling and ornate stone carvings.
The hotel has 61 guest rooms that feature one or two queen or king size
beds. The hotel has three elegant banquet/meeting rooms capable of
accommodating 140 people.
The Grand Royale, a Clarion Collection hotel, is convenient to Route
17, I-86, I-81 and I-88 and within walking distance of Forum Theater, Metro
Center Mall, Roberson Museum and Broome County Veteran’s Memorial.
The hotel is less than a mile from NYSEG Stadium and two miles from Ross
Park Zoo. Broome Community College and Binghamton University are
Clarion brand hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE:
CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors.