The doors are now open to the new lakefront Visitors and Events Center in Geneva. The Visitors Center features computerized kiosks where travelers can get information on attractions, lodging and dining, as well as printed brochures and a help desk. The building will be run under a joint agreement between the city and the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Events Center, featuring a sweeping view of Seneca Lake, will be operated by H and J Hospitality of Ithaca under a lease agreement with the city. At ceremonies this morning, Geneva Mayor Ron Alcock said the Events Center is another step toward Geneva becoming the gateway to Finger Lakes tourism.
Assemblyman Brian Kolb says the Visitors Center will lead to wider awareness of what the Finger Lakes have to offer.
State Senator Michael Nozzolio played a key role in obtaining money from the state Dormitory Authority for construction of the center. He says the view of Seneca Lake will be a big selling point to help book events.
You can hear the entire grand opening presentation below.
Information kiosks with touch screen computers will make it easy for visitors to find attractions and dining and lodging information, and there are brochures for people who prefer the old fashioned way
The view of Seneca Lake on a sunny winter's day
H and J Hospitality of Ithaca, which will operate the Events Center, catered a buffet for grand opening attendees
A showcase of some of the products Geneva and the Finger Lakes have to offer
This could be the table setting and the view of Seneca Lake at your next event Photos by Ted Baker, Finger Lakes News Radio