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New 200 room luxury hotel and Daredevil Waterpark coming to Niagara Falls

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Posted at 1:01 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 13:42:22-04

Downtown Niagara Falls is looking to bring in tourists with a new 200 room luxury hotel and Daredevil Waterpark.

American Niagara Hospitality (ANH) announced the $70 million project. It will be located at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The plans show $50 million contributed to building the 20 rooms upscale all-suite hotel. The remaining $20 million will be used for the Daredevil themed Waterpark. ANH continues to seek support from USA Niagara and Empire State Development on this project.

The new development project is aimed at bringing in tourism during the off-season months, between September and May. The luxury hotel and waterpark will be the only one of its kind in the area, attracting anyone visiting Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The hotel will be located directly across from the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at the gateway for the USA Old Falls Street district and the state owned Conference Center. It will replace the existing Sheraton At The Falls.

The hotel will include a rooftop bar, an infinity pool overlooking the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, a celebrity restaurant and bar, executive meeting space and a state-of-the-art athltic and fitness club. Premium suites will be themed and feature exclusive ultra pampering "spa suites."

The 40,000 square feet Daredevil Waterpark will have 12 slides, including the featured drop slide, "Devil's Hole." The slide launches riders into total darkness after the floor drops out, plunging guests through a 250 feet zero gravity vertical drop, until the are finally dropped into the Devil Hole Bowl. The park will also have "Devil Falls," a series of large and interactive kids play structures with a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket and adventure course.

The park will also include "The Reef Beach Club," an oasis with a 3,000 gallon shark tank, tropical salt water lagoon with exotic fish, two adult hot tubs, change-rooms, and food and drink provided by the Rainforest Cafe.

The development is projected to create 165 full-time jobs, generate $6.5 million in annual taxes and create 108,000 additional room nights.