New General Manager at Radisson Corning to Usher in Next Chapter of Historic Hotel

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“We are going to be a Phoenix rising from the ashes.”

Radisson Corning has appointed a brand new, dynamic chief who will usher within the subsequent huge chapter of the historic lodge because it embarks on a multimillion-dollar, property-wide renovation earlier than changing to a Hilton flag. In her function as General Manager, Marisa Thomas, a veteran of the hospitality trade who beforehand served as General Manager of Canopy by Hilton in Ithaca, is accountable for overseeing operations and elevating the visitor expertise. She expects to revive the enchantment of the lodge, a 50-plus year-old pillar of the neighborhood, by the point the conversion is full.

“We are going to be a Phoenix rising from the ashes,” declares Marisa of Radisson Corning’s extremely anticipated renovation starting late summer season 2022 and subsequent transition to Hilton DoubleTree by spring 2023. “Although the property could have pale considerably through the years, it’s set to stand up and be ‘the’ lodge in Corning once more!”

Managed by Core Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Corning has been the one full-service lodge within the Finger Lakes area for many years and a preeminent vacation spot for conferences, banquets, and occasions with over 8,000 sq. toes of versatile operate area. The 177-room property is positioned prominently within the coronary heart of the historic Gaffer District the place famed Market Street begins simply steps away from the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass. On-site meals and beverage retailers helmed by Executive Chef Sean Glacken embody Grill 1-2-5, Steuben Bar, and the outside venue Market Street Social – all of which Marisa intends to reinforce as she settles into her new place.

“I need to us to be recognized for a regionally sourced, farm-to-table meals and beverage program and glorious customer support,” says Marisa. “As the lodge evolves over the subsequent a number of months, search for an thrilling new culinary route to comply with in swimsuit.”

Besides having the chance to show the property right into a Hilton, a model she may be very acquainted with and enthusiastic about, Marisa was drawn to Radisson Corning due to her private historical past. Living close by for the final dozen years, Marisa and her husband have usually spent weekend getaways on the lodge, having fun with its central location and personable service. Now issues have come full circle, with Marisa setting the tone for group members. She is passionate about her “eclectic” mixture of employees, some simply beginning out and a few who’ve been there for greater than 40 years. According to the General Manager, regardless of the size of their tenure, everybody is happy to see the lodge develop into one thing new and contemporary.

“We really feel very assured that beneath Marisa’s decided management, this lodge is ready to take an enormous step ahead and start an thrilling new chapter in its half-century outdated story,” provides Michael Payne with Core Hotels & Resorts.

For extra information, go to or name (607) 962-5000. Radisson Hotel Corning: 125 Denison Pkwy E, Corning, NY 14830.

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