Black Meetings and Tourism

July / August 2021

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B M & T ••• July/August 2021 ••• 9 Professionals International's World Education Congress, from June 15-17. For more information, please visit THE SPA AT HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS The Spa at Harrah's Las Vegas, located on the 4th floor of the Valley Tower, is now open Friday through Sunday. Popular treatments include the Deep Tissue Massage, Signature Facial Experience and Moisturizing Body Exfoliation. The spa also offers a variety of salon services, such as manicures and pedicures, hair services, makeup application and waxing. For more information and to book, please visit harrahlasvegas. PIZZACAKE BY BUDDY VALASTRO Harrah's Las Vegas is home to "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro's fast-casual concept PizzaCake, featuring the Las Vegas Strip's first-ever Cake ATM. The menu consists of authentic New York-style pizza available as whole pies and slices, Carlo's Bakery's famous cake slices and over-the-top slices of dessert pizza. Open late-night, the restaurant is designed to recreate a typical New Jersey/New York-style pizzeria with elements of street art, classic furnishings, old-school photos and music from Buddy's personal playlist. HAMPTON INN & SUITES OPENS IN OLEAN, NEW YORK Developed, Owned, and Operated by Hart Hotels and The Krog Group Hampton Inn & Suites, located off I-86 at the Olean Gateway site along Buffalo St., officially opened its doors on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Developed, owned and operated by Hart Hotels, Inc. and The Krog Group, the project was made possible through a variety of development incentives through the New York Brownfield Cleanup Program, Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) and the New York State Office of Community Renewal. The Krog Group and Hart Hotels individually and collectively have developed many commercial buildings in New York State's Southern tier with projects in Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Corning and Jamestown. This is the fourth hotel developed by the Krog/Hart partnership that previously developed and operates the Harbor Hotel Collection; three Four Diamond accredited destination hotels located in New York State. "Both companies enjoy doing business in New York State's southern tier," said David Hart, President and CEO of Buffalo- based Hart Hotels, Inc. "We are very excited about expanding our hospitality portfolio with this beautiful new hotel in Olean." ABOUT HAMPTON INN & SUITES OLEAN The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is a four-story 90 room hotel located just two miles from Saint Bonaventure University, seven miles from Rock City Park, and twelve miles from Nine Mile Creek State Forest. Amenities include 1200 sq. ft. of flexible sunlit meeting space for 60, fitness cen- ter, indoor pool and complimentary breakfast bar. For more information, visit oleanhxhampton-suites-olean. ABOUT HART HOTELS Hart Hotels, Inc. is recognized within the hospitali- ty industry for excellence by creating memorable experiences for its guests, delivering value for its investors, and strengthening the fabric of the commu- nities it serves. With over 35 years of experience in developing, operating and managing hotels and restaurants, the Buffalo-based company has a well- deserved reputation for providing outstanding service across a spectrum of distinctive properties. Hart Hotels currently has an investment in 12 hotels with over 1,500 guest rooms employing more than 600 hospitality and foodservice professionals. In addition to their independent hotel operations Hart Hotels has maintained Franchise affiliations with IHG-Intercontinental Hotels Group and Hilton Hotels for many years. For more information, visit ABOUT THE KROG GROUP The Krog Group was founded by Peter Krog who is a professional engineer. The Krog Group is one of Western New York's largest construction firms dedicated to the design-build delivery system. In addition to design and construction activities, Krog Group has developed and managed millions of square feet as part of its real estate portfolio. Krog's portfolio includes hotels, office buildings, medical facilities, educational facilities, luxury condominiums, manufacturing buildings and distribution cen- ters. With over 25 years of experience, Krog Group takes pride in delivering projects that exceed our clients' expectations. For more information, visit

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