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Radisson Hotel Corning Announces Sponsorship of Gaffer District’s Annual #ExploreCorning & Shop Local Campaigns

Nov 08th, 2019

CORNING, NY – November 7, 2019 – Radisson Hotel Corning has signed an agreement to be the 2020 presenting sponsor of the Gaffer District’s annual #ExploreCorning and Shop Local campaigns. For nearly half a century, the hotel has been a community anchor – offering entertainment and dining options, 5-star service, and cozy guestrooms to spend the night on Market Street while exploring the Crystal City. As of January 1st, the Radisson Hotel Corning will take another step forward in helping drive more business and tourism to downtown area shops, restaurants and cultural attractions when it officially begins its year-long partnership with the Gaffer District


“Radisson Hotel Corning is thrilled to partner with the Gaffer District in encouraging people to explore Corning and shop local,” said General Manager Michele Donegan. “This sponsorship reinforces our 50-year-old mission of being a champion of the business community!” 


Ranked by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 5 hotels in Central New York and one of the Top 3 Radissons in the country, Radisson Hotel Corning and the Gaffer District invite visitors and locals alike to stay, play and experience all the wonders of historic downtown Corning.  As the 2020 title sponsor for the #ExlporeCorning and Shop Local campaigns, Radisson Hotel Corning will become:


  • The exclusive hotel sponsor for all Gaffer District events and promotions
  • An integral part of all paid print, TV, radio, social media, advertising, PR and marketing associated with the “#ExploreCorning and Shop Local in the Gaffer District” campaigns
  • Visible on all web landing pages for eat, shop, play, stay, events and experiences on and
  • Integrated into the Gaffer District’s Crystal City Christmas campaign
  • Branded as the host hotel for Corning’s Gaffer District Boutique Shopping Trail
  • Tied into the Gaffer District’s social channels related to #ExploreCorning and Shop Local
  • And much more...


Radisson Hotel Corning’s central location on bustling Market Street is ideal for families looking to venture off and explore the exciting Gaffer District, famous for its shopping and cultural attractions. In addition to numerous shops, restaurants, bar and galleries, the hotel is also walking distance to the Rockwell Museum and the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass. Radisson Hotel Corning is a proud partner of both institutions and guests can buy packages to both museums at a discount at the front desk.


More about Radisson Hotel Corning:

Managed by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Corning was ranked as one of the nation’s three best Radisson Hotels by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report. The property is the only full-service hotel in the Finger Lakes region, and is the area’s preeminent destination for conferences, banquets and community events – capable of handling small to large-scale meetings and functions. Popular food and beverage outlets on-site include Grill 1-2-5 and Steuben Bar, favorites of both guests and the local community; and Market Street Social, the hotel’s new seasonal outdoor dining and entertainment spot. Positioned in the heart of the Gaffer District, Radisson Hotel Corning offers stylish rooms and 8,000 sq. ft of meeting and event space just steps away from the unique shops and restaurants on famed Market Street. Also located within walking distance from the hotel, the world-famous Corning Museum of Glass displays historical glassworks and breathtaking glass art and offers daily glassblowing demonstrations. The city of Corning is less than an hour from more than 100 Finger Lakes-region wineries and just 15 minutes from Elmira Corning Regional Airport. For more info, visit or call (607) 962-5000. Radisson Hotel Corning: 125 Denison Pkwy E, Corning, NY 14830. 

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