• Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    It's Cooler by the Lake

  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    It's Cooler by the Lake

  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    It's Cooler by the Lake

  • Beyond the Border: Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    It's Cooler by the Lake

Following a recent multimilliondollar, top-to-bottom renovation, the Ridge Hotel was awarded the Hospitality Impact Award from the Visit Lake Geneva CVB last fall.

“The Ridge guest experience now [offers] the latest technology and a contemporary, upscale design that previously was not available in our market,” Visit Lake Geneva President and CEO Darien Schaefer has previously said in honoring the boutique property for its positive effect on drawing tourism to the southern Wisconsin town. “Rebranding the property has expanded the guest demographic to include millennials and young professionals, which benefits the entire area and helps establish Lake Geneva as a business and vacation destination for yet another generation.”

The 146-room property has spectacular panoramic views of acres of wooded shoreline along Lake Como, and has brought in the outdoor surroundings with new rock and water design elements. The Ridge Hotel also offers the award-winning Geneva National Golf Club, the Crafted American Restaurant and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Amenities also include indoor and outdoor pools, a 12-foot outdoor fire feature, on-site health club and spa and a recently added coffee and wine bar.

The City of Bryan has announced that Jamie Cox will be the general manager of the Legends Event Center, a 122,300-square-foot indoor event facility scheduled to open in late 2022. Most recently, Cox served as general manager of the Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.