Upscale Westin Buffalo hotel officially opens its doors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The ribbon has officially been cut for the Queen City’s first upscale boutique lifestyle hotel of it’s kind.

“It’s a hotel that the city of Buffalo wanted but it also needed. It’s a level of service that is very special and it’s a great asset to the community,” said Thomas Long, the Westin Buffalo General Manager.

The 12 story glass tower has 116 guest rooms and suites that feature Westin’s signature heavenly bed and heavenly shower.

“It was designed for the traveler everything from the mattress to the sheets to the pillows,” said Long.

The hotel comes with two new dining options including Patina 250 and Jake’s Cafe. There’s also great views of the city from the grand ball room and fitness studio.

“In many ways this building and the Westin Buffalo are truly symbolic of the new Buffalo there’s so many booming industries, affordable start up and housing opportunities, and sports and tourism opportunities,” said Patrick Kaler, Visit Buffalo Niagara President & CEO.

Kaler says Buffalo’s growth has increased the demand for high caliber lodging.

“I’m kind of new to the city again even though this is home for me I’m very much new and it’s exciting to see what’s going on at the waterfront and Canalside,” said Long.

Long says in the past Buffalo’s hotel options were limited. He says the Westin Buffalo is one of the first high end full service hotels to enter the market.

The Westin Buffalo is right in the heart of the downtown area at the corner of Delaware and Chippewa.

The Westin Buffalo is a member of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand. Delaware North owns the Westin, and it’s located within the company’s new global headquarters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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