Uniland’s latest hospitality project is part of an emerging Universal Design trend that is spreading from Buffalo to the broader development marketplace. Buffalo Business First highlighted Uniland and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, the creator of the new isUD certification. Universal Design is a standard for socially responsible design with attention to usability, wellness and social relations.
Developed by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, the isUD certification incorporates subtle enhancements which according to Kellena Kane, Uniland director of Development, offers guests “the best experience possible.”
When the hotel opened in the summer of 2020, Uniland’s Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst at The Northtown Center became the first in North America and across Hilton’s global portfolio of 6,100 properties with over 977,000 rooms across 118 countries and territories with isUD certification. It sets a new standard for hospitality and sports tourism in Buffalo.
The University at Buffalo recently highlighted Uniland’s embrace of Universal Design in this recent news feature.