Ohio’s Wine Country Resort Marks 10 Years of Service in Ashtabula County

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — April 29, 2014 — Nearly one-half million visitors have stayed at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake and experienced more than 3,600 sunsets over Lake Erie since The Lodge opened its doors ten years ago. The Lodge officially marks the 10-year milestone in May and the resort will be celebrating its anniversary throughout 2014. It is estimated that The Lodge will greet its half-millionth guest by June.

“We are delighted to have served as Ohio’s Wine Country Resort for the past 10 years and look forward to what the next 10 years have in store for us.” said Eric Frantz, General Manager at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. “We are always striving to give our guests the best dining options, accommodations and amenities that will make their stay comfortable, relaxing and one-of-a-kind.”

“The Lodge has been named one of the Top 10 Wine Country Inns in the U.S. by Gayot.com for three years running,”said Frantz. “Our guests immerse themselves in a unique experience from Vintners Dinners and wine tastings to area excursions to more than 20 neighboring wineries. Our wine shuttle drivers even add to the guest experience with their knowledge of the area.”

A meeting and conference destination
However, wine isn’t all The Lodge has to offer.  The Lodge has built a strong reputation for serving groups and businesses, having hosted nearly 800 conferences. The Ohio Wine Producers Association has hosted a variety of meetings and conferences at The Lodge over the years. From state trade association meetings to prestigious national conferences, Ohio Wine Producers Executive Director Donniella Winchell has found The Lodge to deliver on the most extraordinary of requests. For example, the Ohio grape and wine industry’s annual meeting called for 12,000 wine glasses in a three-day period.  “The Lodge has been able to accommodate some challenging technology requirements for us as well – from a live videoconference via Skype one year to a Twitter wine-tasting, along with the many unique culinary requests.” Winchell noted. 

“The Lodge offers accommodations and amenities that discerning consumers have come to expect, with a guest experience that is top notch. They also offer an attention to detail that has helped ensure our conferences, ranging from 20 to 300 participants, can roll without a hitch. During a Wine America conference, executives from 20 American wine producing regions gathered for their national conference and every detail of that meeting was managed to perfection,” Winchell added.

Celebrating by numbers
In addition to serving approximately one-half million guests since opening, nearly one-half million meals have been served at Horizons Restaurant and out on The Terrace Grille.

A popular destination for weddings, more than 450 couples have tied the knot at The Lodge, often exchanging vows at the lakeside gazebo or if necessary indoors by the four-story fireplace.

To celebrate this 10 year milestone, The Lodge has developed a special offer for guests to experience the popular wine shuttle. Buy two consecutive nights at regular room rate Sunday-Thursday and receive wine shuttle tickets for $10 each (a 50 percent discount).  Reference promo code: TENYEAR  *Subject to availability. Taxes not included. Offer valid on new shuttle reservations only. Shuttle reservations required, call 440-466-7100, press 0.  

Keeping pace with the times
Over the past decade, the property has undergone a variety of enhancements, including the addition of the outdoor swimming pool, children’s splash area and hot tub; updated lobby décor and guest rooms; a renovation in Horizons Restaurant; opening the outdoor patio The Terrace Grille; adding an expanded wine shuttle service; and offering additional amenities such as bicycle, cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.

Currently, the lounge at The Lodge is next up for an update, which is planned to include new tables and expanded seating; the addition of a fireplace; a large screen television for sporting events plus additional televisions around the bar area; a refurbished bar; and new lighting. It is expected to be completed by this June if everything goes as planned.

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); 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 Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.  

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a global leader in the hospitality and food service industry operating lodging, recreational activities, food & beverage, retail and educational programming at destinations throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Parks & Resorts operates in many of the country’s national and state parks including Yosemite National Park and Niagara Falls State Park as well as at cultural attractions like Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes five luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.

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