Longtime Salina hotel to lay off 123 workers and turn building into luxury senior housing

Salina, N.Y. — A longtime Salina hotel is being sold to a buyer who plans to turn it into luxury housing for people 55 and older.

The Ramada by Wyndham, which has stood at 441 Electronics Parkway for 60 years, is scheduled to close on Dec. 22, putting all its 123 employees, many of them union members, out of work.

The hotel, which was a Holiday Inn until last year, will then be transformed into luxury senior apartments with amenities that include a restaurant serving three meals a day to tenants, a hair salon and a barbershop, and retail shops,