There has been talk about a hotel being built at Saratoga Casino And Raceway for quite some time, and now, it’s a reality.

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The ground was finally broke to begin construction on the expansion. The brand new, four star hotel is expected to have 108 rooms, spa, fitness room and indoor pool. There is also a plan to house a high end steak house. Additional valet parking is also going to be available. Memorial Day in 2016 is around the time that the new hotel is supposed to be open for business.

According to the article in The Saratogian, several jobs will be created, from temporary jobs during construction, to possibly more than 200 jobs in house when construction is completed and the business opens.

A while back, there was a plan to build an event center that would have 2,000 seats, but that plan was taken off of the table when there were several concerns about it being a direct competitor to the Saratoga Springs City Center.