Employer of the Year 2020

Written by Board Member

The Merani Hotel Group

Congratulations Michael Marsh and the entire team at Merani Hotel Group

The Merani Hotel Group has owned and operated hotels for the past 40 years.  Ashak Merani founded the company in the early 1970s and purchased and operated several different hotels throughout the years in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  After the success of the Days Inn & Suites Centre Street by the Falls, in 2007, the company converted the former Borden’s dairy into the Sterling Inn & Spa.  In 2005, the owners saw an opportunity to grow the company on the New York side of the falls.  They purchased what is now the Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown, the abandoned “Inn on the River” in Lasalle and the former “Fallside Hotel.” 

In 2015, the Meranis expanded the Holiday Inn, renovating the entire property and building out the Great American Arcade and in 2017, the company purchased an Anchor Bar Franchise and converted Tony Roma’s to an Anchor Bar which now features an outdoor patio in the summer.  In December 2016, the Doubletree by Hilton Niagara Falls New York opened on the former site of the Fallside Hotel. Last year, the company purchased the former American Can headquarters in Niagara Falls, Ontario and are in the process of creating a 40 room Air bnb property which is expected to open next summer.

The company is dedicated to creating a culture in which our associates can not only take pride in providing first class service to our guests, but also have a career path as we continue to grow. We take great pride in the numerous promotions and opportunities that we have been able to provide to our team members. We believe that it is important for all businesses to help create a positive culture not just in the workplace but also in the neighborhoods in which so many of our associates live, work and play.

 

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