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The Wyndham Garden Williamsville/Buffalo, the 120-room hotel built by Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development on Main Street in Amherst, has opened for business.

The hotel at the corner of South Forest Road is a six-story, $35 million project that includes apartments and retail space.

The project sparked some controversy from residents who said the building’s height did not fit with the rest of the village, but it received all approvals and $1.9 million in combined sales tax, mortgage recording and property tax breaks from the Amherst IDA over 10 years.