Conor Hawkins has a sweet gig. He's the manager and the tour guide at the five star Curtiss Hotel. He's says "our goal is to bring people in from Western New York to show them the hotel and the restaurants." There's plenty to see and Conor knows the highlights and the history.
The building dates back to 1913 and according to Conor, at that time "it was one of the tallest buildings downtown." The historic site went through a two and half year transformation into a boutique hotel. It features an "Urban Hot Springs" with a water temperature of 101 degrees.
There's a revolving bar and 68 rooms, each with it's exclusive art work and a king sized bed. The bathrooms feature cutting edge-computerized touch controls, a two person tub, and shower with five shower heads and a high-tech commode, Conor says "when you sit down there are heated toilet seats which is important in Buffalo."
Originally built with six floors, Conor says they decided to add a seventh floor and that may be the most popular spot of all. The roof top lounge provides plenty of space and priceless views of the city.
You can sign up for the popular 45 minute tours at the Curtiss Hotel Facebook page or website.