Auburn is undergoing a renaissance which includes refurbishing and rebuilding much of its downtown in order to create a cultural center for the Finger Lakes Area. The new Hilton Garden Inn is the anchor for this expansive project. The four story - 92 room hotel includes a fitness facility, indoor pool, whirlpool. and a world class steakhouse restaurant. The traditional Hilton courtyard features a walkway along the Owasco River. Auburn is the Center of the Finger Lakes Area, and hopes to capitalize on tourism with a world class hotel, musical theatres adjacent to the hotel, and the Merry-go-Round summer playhouse on Owasco Lake.