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a Staycation to Remember

Whether you are visiting from out of town or happen to live within the city of Buffalo, the Curtiss Hotel is the quintessence of comfort, luxury, and style. Located in the historic Harlow C. Curtiss building in the heart of a vibrant downtown only steps away from the famously renowned theater district, this hotel is the perfect place for a vacation or staycation. 

The Curtiss currently offers special staycation packages for two that feature a one-night stay at a discounted rate, both during the week and on weekends. Guests from Rochester, Jamestown, and Toronto escape to the Curtiss for a night to rejuvenate, re-charge, and unwind. 

During the chilly winter months, a staycation is perfect for warming up spirits. As Conor Hawkins, manager of the Curtiss shares, “The hotel is a nice getaway from everyday life.” Often a destination to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, the Curtiss elicits romance, ease, and effortless flair for guests. 

Dine in Style

The staycation package is a fantastic way to experience the Curtiss Hotel and its many incredible amenities. Each package includes a gift certificate to the delectable Chez Ami restaurant that offers world-class dining and service. With over 200 seats, this casual upscale establishment features must-haves on their menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, if you are attending dinner before a show at Shea’s Theatre, receive 10% off your meal.  

Upon walking into the restaurant, take in the modern elegance, beautiful chandeliers, and, of course, the infamous revolving bar. As one of the few revolving bars in the country, it completes a full rotation every hour. 

At lunchtime, try the Chez burger with fig jam and garlic aioli or perhaps the pulled pork sandwich with a house-made barbeque sauce. Dinner favorites include crab cake sliders, calamari, and charcuterie boards. Diners with inquisitive palates will be in for a treat. For example, the lobster pizza – featuring a white sauce with claw meat, green onion, roasted tomato, and mozzarella – will be sure to make a lasting impression. Indulge in the 16 oz ribeye with red wine braised mushrooms. Or sample the ever-flavorful gumbo with chicken, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Beloved dessert options such as crème brûlée and cheesecake round out a perfect meal. 

If your staycation lands on a Sunday, brunch at Chez Ami comes with high regard. From biscuits ‘n gravy and chicken ‘n waffles, to salmon avocado toast and lobster benedict, Chez Ami is the perfect brunch spot. With several mimosa flavors, Bloody Marys, and signature cocktails like the espresso martini, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

After your meal, take the elevator up to the VUE Rooftop Lounge to see the best views of Buffalo. Open year-round, visit the VUE to witness nature’s progression through the seasons. Experience beautiful views of downtown Buffalo, Lake Erie, and even glimpses of the shoreline of Canada. Be sure to rejoice in Wine Down Wednesday – a weekly special offering $15 bottles of wine and $15 pizzas. After all, is there anything better than pizza, wine, and a breathtaking view?

Harlow Spa at Curtiss Hotel

A staycation isn’t complete without a spa day. A stay at the Curtiss will check all of your boxes thanks to the impressive, luxurious, and tranquil Harlow Spa. Open every day of the week by appointment, the Harlow Spa offers 60- or 90-minute Swedish and deep tissue massages with add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and CBD oil. The spa also offers the phenomenal HydraFacial treatment, a favorite for many. This treatment hydrates and rejuvenates the skin with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants.

Included in the staycation package is full access to the incredible indoor/outdoor urban hot springs. These mineral-infused hot springs are open year-round and are a main attraction for many. At 101 degrees year-round, a visit to the hot springs is a must during your staycation, especially this time of year. As Hawkins puts it, “There’s nothing better than being [in the hot springs] when the snow’s coming down lightly.” Talk about picturesque! 

A Night Away: Nick & Tessa

Nick Groff, a renowned paranormal investigator and the TV star and producer of the Death Walker, along with his wife, Tessa Groff, a gifted medium involved in hundreds of paranormal cases and the interactive show LIVE! With The Other Side, cherish the perfect staycation at the Curtiss Hotel.

“Balancing the entertainment world and family life can be extremely challenging, so when we have the opportunity to stay at the Curtiss, it’s like a mini-vacation for us. Not only are their rooms immaculate along with their service, but the hot springs are our absolute favorite hide-away, even in the winter! The restaurant and revolving bar have some of the best food in Buffalo in our opinion and they have our favorite Espresso Martinis. We look forward to our next stay thereafter a long day of filming!”

Memories in the Making

The Curtiss Hotel offers a convenient, lovely opportunity to indulge in a staycation. Centrally located with unique amenities and incredible views, a stay at the Curtiss is sure to create memories that last for years to come. Call to book your staycation today!

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