Canadian developer eyes Adam's Mark hotel

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jul 05, 2017

A Canadian developer who ran into resistance in his efforts to revive Buffalo's Central Terminal now has his eyes on another prize - the city's largest hotel.

Harry Stinson tells 7 Eyewitness News he is in deep talks with Corning-based Vision Hotels to buy the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown.

"There is definitely a number that's agreed upon," Stinson said.

Stinson is hopeful both parties can close on a deal by mid-fall. He wants to turn the 486-room hotel into a renovated full-service conference destination.

"It just needs a little sparkle," Stinson said.

The Adam's Mark debuted as the Buffalo Hilton in 1978. Visions bought the property for $7.5 million in 2009. Plans to brand it as a Crowne Plaza never materialized.

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation stripped Stinson of his designated developer status for the East Side landmark in May.