New York State officials announced the first upgrade in over 11 years to a "cozy" Upstate New York hometown that was named one of the state's best places to live.

This week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the grand opening of the first new hotel in Lake Placid in over 11 years.

Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening Of Lake Placid’s First New Hotel In More Than A Decade: The Cambria Hotel

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New 185-Room Hotel Will Include a Full-Service Restaurant, Flexible Event Space, and Waterfront Gathering Area – Creating At Least 50 New Jobs

The new hotel will create many jobs and employ more than 50 full-time employees, according to Hochul's Office.

"Tourism is an important economic engine for New York State, and the Cambria Hotel will support this critical industry by adding jobs and business and fueling excitement about all the North Country region has to offer," Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said.

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State Officials have been looking into developing tourism infrastructure in the Thousand Islands and Adirondack regions to expand and support the area's thriving hospitality economy.

"Lake Placid is one of our most beautiful areas in New York State and relies on our tourism economy to thrive. The new Cambria Hotel is a welcome new addition to the regional economy and will bring travelers from around New York State and the world," Knight added.

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Far and Wide recently named Lake Placid one of the "Best U.S. Towns With Fewer Than 10,000 Residents."

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Lake Placid, New York was also recently one of five New York State hometowns named one of the "coziest" places in America to visit this winter.

Did your hometown, or a place you visit make the list?

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