Royale Restorations

By WBNG News

Royale Restorations

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 6:58 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Binghamton hotel, a historic landmark, is restored to its original gem.

The Grand Royale's new owner, Dr. Nirmal Aujla, hotel staff and local leaders celebrated the hotel outside of its new entrance at 79 Collier Street.

Matthew Ryan, Binghamton Mayor and Patrick Brennan, Broome County Executive were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Guests now enter on Collier Street to check in and get to the newly redone lobby. It was the original entrance of the former City Hall.

The entrance was located on Collier Street, but then it was "relocated" to have its main entrance on 80 State Street until reopening its main entrance this fall.

The building was built in 1897. It was home to City Hall until 1972.

"Before it was the State Street side, now it's the Collier Street side and it's beautiful. People are enjoying it and and taking pictures here. We are happy with it too. It's good for the City, good for us and good for the community," said Dr. Nirmal Aujla, Owner.

The hotel recently received its liquor license and opened a brand new bar. Aujla says rooms, bathrooms and the fitness center were also updated.