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 The Historic Grand Royale Hotel in Downtown Binghamton, New York Now a Clarion Collection Franchise
of the Choice Hotels International System

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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 Places.
 
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 or features.

“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
all the distinctive hallmarks of the Clarion Collection line.”

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 also nearby.

Clarion brand hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors. 

Contact:

Choice Hotels International
Dorothy Dee
Tel: (301) 592-6197
dorothy_dee@choicehotels.com
www.grandroyalehotel.com
 


 
Also See: The Andrew, 62 room Boutique Hotel in Great Neck, NY, Joins the Clarion Collection / February 2004
Built in 1927, the 48 room Hotel Bothwell, Sedalia, MO, Now a Clarion Collection Hotel / January 2004


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