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Turning Stone Reveals Entire Floor of New Hypoallergenic Rooms in its AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning Tower Hotel

The new hypoallergenic rooms are part of an $8 million dollar investment in renovating all 285 guest rooms at The Tower. With hardwood floors, custom distressed furniture, special mattress and pillow encasements and powerful HEPA air purifiers, Turning Stone’s 18th floor of hypoallergenic rooms offer allergy sufferers a way to relax and enjoy a symptom-free stay at Upstate New York's premier resort. Turning Stone partnered with several Upstate New York companies on this project, including Syracuse-based Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal, Stickley furniture, one of Central New York's leading furniture manufacturers, and landscape photographer Don Cochran from Rochester.

With outdoor allergy season in full bloom, Turning Stone reveals an entire floor of new hypoallergenic guest rooms in the Tower hotel, designed to eliminate indoor allergens, pathogens and toxins that often plague allergy sufferers. The Tower’s 18th floor offers 20 completely remodeled hypoallergenic rooms that feature hardwood floors, blinds and sheers rather than heavy drapery, powerful state-of-the-art HEPA air purifiers and CleanRest mattress and pillow encasements that stop allergens and dust mites. Additionally, all hypoallergenic rooms are cleaned and sanitized daily, regardless of guest occupancy, using ECOLAB’s Green Seal Certified and USDA Certified Bio based FACILIPRO products to eliminate contaminants that trigger allergies. Turning Stone’s new hypoallergenic rooms only cost $25 more than similar Tower rooms.

The new hypoallergenic rooms are part of an extensive $8 million, floor-by-floor remodel of the 285 guest rooms at The Tower, one of four hotels offered at Turning Stone, bringing a fresh, clean, contemporary design to the award-winning resort. With more than half of the rooms already remodeled, the entire project is expected to be completed by summer 2018. Designed by Syracuse-based Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal, the new rustic contemporary rooms feature hardwood floors, custom distressed furnishings from Stickley Furniture, one of Central New York’s leading furniture manufacturers, contemporary light fixtures, Native American artwork from Frank Howell and beautiful photography of New York State landscapes from Upstate New York artist Don Cochran. This industry-leading design is just one of the latest examples of Turning Stone’s dedication and commitment to providing guests the ultimate experience and innovative amenities.

Turning Stone Continues to Work with Upstate New York Partners
Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal
The rustic contemporary design of the new Tower guest rooms was led by Syracuse-based Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal. The senior lead interior designer on the project is Sheila Aggarwal with Ray Scruton as the senior lead architect.  Since its inception in 1971, Zausmer-Frisch Scruton & Aggarwal has completed the planning of over 200 million square feet of commercial and multi-family housing space. Projects have included medical, banking, hospitality, food service, corporate, industrial, retail, fitness, and multi-family housing, among others.

Stickley Furniture
Turning Stone partnered with Stickley Furniture, one of Central New York’s leading furniture manufacturers, to create custom distressed bed frames and nightstands, as well as desks for all the rooms. Headquartered in Manlius, NY, a suburb of Syracuse, Stickley has been a collector and manufacturer of quality furniture since 1900.  Enduring tradition, superior craftsmanship, an unshakeable philosophy of excellence—these are the bedrock of the Stickley ethic, and the reason that Stickley produces America's premium hardwood furniture.

Don Cochran, Photographer
For the new Tower rooms, Turning Stone sourced beautiful photography of New York State landscapes from Upstate New York artist Don Cochran, which include High Falls Gorge in the Adirondacks, Lower Falls in Letchworth State Park and Ludlowville Falls in Ithaca. Cochran is an architectural photographer with over 20 years of assignments and 14 years as an advertising photographer for Eastman Kodak before that. He has photographed in many countries around the world, worked in the National Parks, Rocky Mountains National Park and Yosemite National Park giving lectures and leading photo tours and also covered two Olympic Games in the 1990s. Cochran is also an adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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