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Donated by: The Gould Hotel and Finger Lakes Distilling
The Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls builds upon the building's rich history of social importance in the Finger Lakes Region with a unique and fresh feel. This modern boutique hotel and its exceptional restaurant have again become a vibrant social center and premier destination for guests in the quaint village of Seneca Falls.
About our Generous Donor:
In 1920, The Syracuse Journal claimed The Gould Hotel to be "the most complete and perfectly equipped of the smaller hotels of New York State. Four stories in height, absolutely fireproof in construction and equipped in perfect taste and convenience, it is scheduled to become the Mecca for travelers and autoists between Rochester and Syracuse."
Beyond its fantastic location, The Gould Hotel featured gorgeous Spanish style architecture, elaborate banquet facilities and a renowned restaurant.
In 2009, The Gould Hotel regained its brilliance as Hotel Clarence. The hotel was acquired in 2007 by J&J Hospitality, whose intention was to revitalize the hotel and once again make it the centerpiece of the Finger Lakes region. Jay Bernhardt is the principal of J&J Hospitality, and has extensive experience in historic renovation and hotel development. Mr. Bernhardt is the founder and CEO of JGB Enterprises in Liverpool, NY and JGB Properties in Syracuse, NY. Mr. McKenna is the founder and CEO of Parsons-McKenna Construction Company, a design-build general contractor that has completed hundreds of commercial, retail, institutional and industrial projects in Central New York.
FINGER LAKES DISTILLING is a craft distillery on the East shore of Seneca Lake in Upstate New York, and they make something a little different. Using locally sourced raw materials, a commitment to traditional methods, and two copper stills, we produce some seriously good spirits. Finger Lakes Distilling products include rich, aged, sipping whiskies, smooth vodka, unique gins, a range of exceptional liqueurs, and more.
Crystal Bells Presenting Sponsor
PO Box 2786 Columbia, MD 21045