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Rochester, New York's  Largest Conference Center and Hotel Completes $6.5 million
Renovation and Conversion to the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside


ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2, 2009 - The Clarion Riverside Hotel, Rochester's largest conference center and hotel, will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 2:30pm to announce its conversion to the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside on April 1, 2009 in conjunction with revealing $6.5 million dollars in renovations. The hotel renovations included revamping 460 guestrooms, 3 ballrooms, meeting rooms and Legends Bar & Grille, Rochester's newest restaurant. The Clarion Riverside Hotel is host to Rochester's top events such as the Jim Kelly Hunter's Hope Foundation, The Annual Candlelight Gala and Rochester's Mental Health Association Skyway Golf Tournament. The renovations and brand conversion will provide guests and the community with an enhanced service that will guarantee a unique experience.

Richard Bair the General Manager of the Clarion Riverside Hotel Rochester stated, "These exciting new renovations are creating an incredible level of enthusiasm with our team and the conversion to the Radisson brand will enable us to achieve our goal of being the premier lodging facility in Rochester. The Radisson Brand further positions this property in the development of new business opportunities for both the Rochester area and the downtown market. We continue to be the hotel where Rochester Hospitality Shines the Brightest; we will just be $6.5 million dollars brighter."

The Clarion Riverside Hotel has enhanced all of its guest rooms by updating its already sophisticated and modern look. The new guest rooms incorporate crisp whites and tans accompanied by subtle hints of gold to provide a relaxing and productive environment. The guest rooms include brand new mattresses, bed linens, duvet covers and pillows. Each guest room contains state-of-the-art amenities including high definition televisions and high speed wireless internet.

The 8,122 square foot Grand Ballroom was renovated with new vinyl and revamped ceilings enhancing the ballroom's ambiance and acoustics. The Grand Ballroom has one of the largest dance floors in Rochester, making it the perfect room for any occasion and accommodates anywhere from 100 to 175 guests.

To provide guests and the community with a continually enhanced experience, The Clarion Riverside Hotel introduced Legends Bar and Grille, host of the Rochester Knighthawks and Knightingales post game festivities and home of the Americans Hockey team, farm team for the Florida Panthers. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and friendly company. Sports fans, watch your favorite team on the 9 50" high definition televisions allowing for the best view from every angle. Join us for breakfast, lunch, daily happy hour specials and dinner. Legends also has a private room for social or corporate functions.

About the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside:

The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside is home to 3 Ballrooms, state-of-the-art concierge lounge, 7 luxurious suites and Legends Bar and Grille. The Radisson Hotel is a One Stop Shop for all your Meeting Planning needs. The Complex offers 460 guestrooms and over 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible exhibit and meeting space.


The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
 120 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14604
Richard Bair




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