Salamanca Casino Expansion

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

...
February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM EDT

(Salamanca, NY) Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation, the Seneca Nation of Indians and local construction trades celebrated the latest milestone in the construction of a new hotel tower at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel.

The project's last steel beam was ceremoniously lifted into place after being signed by workers, friends, and dignitaries.

Construction of the new $53-million dollar hotel tower began in December.

Plans call for the project to add approximately 200 hotel rooms at the resort, virtually doubling its current capacity.

The new hotel tower is expected to be complete by winter.