Olympia Hotel Management to Operate the Best Western University Inn in Canton, NY


February 3, 2020. Portland, Maine. Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) is proud to announce the addition of the Best Western University Inn to their third-party portfolio. Located adjacent to and owned by St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, the hotel adjoins The Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course at St. Lawrence University, which OHM will also manage.

“It is an honor to add this prestigious affiliation to our growing campus hospitality portfolio and to become part of the university community,” said Sara Masterson, President, Hotel Management, for Olympia Hotel Management. OHM currently manages such campus properties as The Alfond Inn at Rollins College, The Hotel at Oberlin and The Inn at Swarthmore.

The Best Western University Inn features the County Seat Restaurant & Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a business center, with high-speed wireless internet available throughout the hotel, as well as 4,000 square feet of space for meetings, conferences, banquets and weddings for up to 250 participants. Exercise facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center. The Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course at St. Lawrence University is an 18-hole par-72 course that was established in 1926, with nine holes designed by Devereux Emmet. It was later expanded to its current 18-hole layout by Geoffrey Cornish. The course is open to the public and the Par 4 Deli is on site for lunch.

“Olympia Hotel Management has an impressive and distinguished track record with campus hotels,” said Lisa Mazzola Cania, Vice President for Community and Employee Relations at St. Lawrence University. "We’re confident that they will create a welcoming environment for hotel guests and community members."

The Best Western University Inn is located a few minutes from Clarkson University and Corning Incorporated. Area attractions include the Eisenhower Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway. The property is within a 90 minute drive of Lake Placid, the Thousand Islands and Ottawa, Canada.

Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main Street, Canton, NY 13617. T 315-386-8522. https://www.staystlawrence.com/

St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University is a private liberal arts college located in the village of Canton, New York. It is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world. The mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise.

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning global family of hotels located in nearly 100 countries and territories that offers accommodations for all types of travelers. Guests can select from 16 unique hotel brands: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vīb®, Glō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Sadie® by Best Western, Aiden® by Best Western, BW Premier Collection® by Best Western, and BW Signature Collection® by Best Western. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers SureStay® Hotel by Best Western, SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western and SureStay Collection® by Best Western franchises. Independently owned and operated, each brand has its own personality and style, but all share the same commitment to delivering superior customer service, exceptional value and modern amenities.

Olympia Hotel Management

Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) is a division of The Olympia Companies, an innovative leader in high profile real estate development, equity investment and hospitality management projects in the U.S. Currently working with a portfolio of 26 properties nationwide, OHM is known for managing a new breed of customized campus hotels such as The Alfond Inn at Rollins; independently-owned luxury boutique hotels like The Glen House; owned hotels such as SOPHY® and Inn by the Sea; and receiving multiple best-in-class awards for its work with such select-service brands as Best Western, Wyndham, Hyatt, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn. For more information, visit https://theolympiacompanies.com/services/hotel-management/.

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