Announces renovations, additions for 2019
With four consecutive record-breaking months, three of which exceeded $1 million in hotel revenue, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is celebrating its most successful year ever. Having realized average annual revenue growth of 11 percent each year for the past three years, the addition of new attractions, features and amenities has helped The Lodge become one of the top travel destinations in the region.
“The launch of the first full season of Lake Erie Canopy Tours in 2018, along with the addition of 25 cottages and a variety of other renovations throughout the past several years has enhanced the attraction of The Lodge as a premier weekday and weekend destination on the shores of Lake Erie. While the summer months have always been strong, we continue to enjoy robust leisure, corporate meeting and group business throughout the year,” said Eric Frantz, General Manager, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Lodge success helps support local growth
Since opening in 2004, Lodge growth has contributed significantly to area economic development.
“The Lodge has helped foster substantial economic benefits for Ashtabula County and its residents. As a top regional leisure and business travel destination, The Lodge has contributed significantly to Ashtabula County by helping create new opportunities for area business growth and expansion, as well as substantial job creation,” noted Ashtabula County Commissioner Casey Kozlowski.
New in 2019
A growing list of Lodge additions and renovations are in store for 2019, including:
  • The addition of a grand portico with features that include a new, covered front entryway, ideal for unloading luggage; waiting area for wine shuttles; three lane width; sufficient height for busses to pass underneath; as well as an outdoor seating area with a fire feature. Completion is slated for early 2019.
The portico addition will be funded through the resort fee collected nightly with stays at The Lodge and cottages. The fee is dedicated exclusively to make property improvements that benefit guests, such as the Fire Terrace, and the addition of walkways and landscaping features throughout the property.
  • Renovation of the grand ballroom, a venue which has hosted thousands of weddings, meetings and other gatherings. Completion is slated for early spring 2019.
Among the renovated ballroom updates will be a built-in beverage bar and lighting enhancements, along with a new color palette, complementary to a wide range of color and décor choices - ideal for brides to put their personal touches on their special day. Funding for the project will come from a special fund set aside from annual revenue.
  • Also coming in 2019:
  • Row boat and paddle boat rentals at Lake Erie Canopy Tours for leisurely trips along Cowles Creek
  • New wine shuttle experiential and VIP offerings, taking visits to Grand River Valley wineries to the next level
“From spectacular views of Lake Erie, to Lake Erie Canopy Tours’ adventure attractions and distinctive wine country experiences, The Lodge has become a regional destination with appeal to visitors of all ages and interests,” Frantz added. “We continue to look for new ways to make the most of the natural beauty and prime location that is uniquely The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.”
About The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views) and 25 two-bedroom cottages; Horizons Restaurant, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call 440-466-7100, then press 2.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.DelawareNorth.com.


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