• 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.

With new facilities opening soon, organizers will have more venues to choose from than ever before.

 

Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, returned to Chicago for a third time this year. The annual event took place Nov. 14-16 at the LEEDcertified McCormick Place West Building, drawing more than 15,000 attendees and over 350 exhibitors. The U.S. Green Building Council estimates that the conference had an economic impact of $32 million for the city.