Artone To Make Furniture For DoubleTree Hotel

From left, Brandon Wade, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown general manager; Vince DeJoy, city development director; Dan Hamister, Hamister Group chief investment officer; Mark Hamister, Hamister Group chief executive officer; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; and Mike Calimeri, Artone president; during a tour of the Artone facility along Allen Street Wednesday. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

The Hamister Group has teamed up once again with a local business to provide high-quality room furniture for their guest at the soon-to-be open DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown.

On Wednesday, officials from the Hamister Group and Artone LLC met with city officials to discuss the teaming of the hotel development group based in Williamsville and the Jamestown commercial furniture manufacturer, who primarily serves the hospitality market.

Michael Calimeri, Artone president, said he is thrilled to soon have a high-quality hotel like the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Jamestown for when clients come to visit Artone’s manufacturing facility. He said by manufacturing the room furniture for the new hotel along Fourth Street, it is helping Artone build a stronger relationship with Hilton to possibly provide other hotel development projects with custom made furniture. He added by saying the furniture will be manufactured at the Artone facility along Allen Street, with 700 to 800 pieces being produced.

“We are completely committed and we want 100 percent high-quality,” Calimeri said.

Mark Hamister, Hamister Group chief executive officer, said it has been a pleasure working with local businesses and city officials through the development phase of the project. He said the hotel will open some time in the next 60 days, plus or minus a couple days.

“We wanted furniture that was American made, made here in Jamestown,” he said. “This is our home as well.”

Dan Hamister, chief investment officer, said the city as a whole has been very welcoming since the Hamister Group purchased the hotel during an online auction in 2013.

“As we came, you had open arms,” he said.

Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said it has been very nice to see officials from the Hamister Group working with local businesses to help redevelop the downtown hotel.

He said the $13 million renovation project is possibly the largest private sector development in the history of Jamestown.

The 147-room hotel redevelopment project will include a 4,100-square-foot ball conference room for meetings and receptions of up to 375 guests; Pearl City Hops, a gastropub and restaurant; Sweet Dreams beds; a 50-inch HDTV; complimentary Wi-Fi; and room service and a lobby market available 24 hours a day.

Guest will be able to go for a swim in the indoor, saltwater pool or work out anytime in the complimentary fitness center. Print service is complimentary in the business center. There will also be a secured covered parking in attached garage.

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