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02.12.18

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Named a “Top 100 Spa of 2017” By Spas of America

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA NAMED A “TOP 100 SPA OF 2017” BY SPAS OF AMERICA

Award-Winning Wisconsin Resort’s WELL Spa + Salon Honored Nationally

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (February 12, 2018) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced it has been named No. 29 in Spas of America’s “Top 100 Spas of 2017.” Spas of America showcases the best spa and wellness experiences in North America to consumers around the world.

Offering more than 65 luxury services, WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva provides treatments ranging from tranquil stone massages, revitalizing facials and body treatments, to classic manicures and sophisticated blowouts. Whether guests are looking for a couples massage or a day to refresh and restore, WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva offers a variety of packages and specials to enjoy.

The current specials include a New Year’s Rejuvenation Package, with an anti-aging facial, anti-aging manicure, blowout, scalp treatment, hair style and Make Up Factory makeover.  Another is the seasonal Farmhouse Fresh Package, incorporating naturally derived magnolia flowers, honey and sweet cream, which are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and phthalates. Featured treatments change seasonally.

Dedicated to providing an immersive experience to sync your mind and body, WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva offers rejuvenation and relaxation in the tranquility room, saunas and steam rooms. Spa guests also have access to the Fitness Center offering an array of classes and activities ranging from cycling and yoga to a 35-foot-tall climbing wall, basketball court, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and an indoor lap pool.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, which makes a wellness getaway to Lake Geneva easy and convenient. For more information on WELL Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva Resort, visit www.GrandGenevaWellSpa.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva.  Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 355 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas.  On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants.  Also on the resort’s grounds is Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on Grand Geneva campus to 609. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and The SafeHouse. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

01.24.18

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Named Among “Best of Weddings 2018” Winners by The Knot

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA NAMED AMONG “BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018” WINNERS BY THE KNOT

Award-Winning Wisconsin Resort Recognized As Top Reception Venue

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (January 24, 2018) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is honored to be recognized by The Knot’s “Best of Weddings 2018” as one of the top reception venues in the Milwaukee area. The highly esteemed wedding website and magazine helps engaged couples plan their nuptials by supplying everything from planning tips and vendor recommendations to wedding dress ideas and gift registry.

The breathtaking surroundings, elegant reception space, outstanding cuisine and highly attentive service make Grand Geneva Resort & Spa the ideal wedding venue to create a seamless wedding day experience for the couple and up to 400 guests. While the Grand Ballroom is the largest and most traditional option, the Chalet at The Mountain Top’s exposed beams, paver brick floors and a sweeping outdoor patio space make for an ideal, rustic setting. With possibilities for every couple, the property also has two outdoor ceremony lawns, the Fairview and Greenview, which offer beautiful views of the lake and The Brute golf course.  Moreover, the amenities and experiences housed right on the property mean guests will never have to search for more ways to enjoy their stay. That includes pampering for the bridal party and others at the onsite WELL Spa + Salon, along with an array of year-round activities such as championship golf, horseback riding, skiing, swimming and more.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, which makes traveling to Lake Geneva easy and convenient. For more information on wedding planning at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, visit GrandGenevaWeddings.com.

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 About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva.  Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 355 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas.  On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and five restaurants.  Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 609. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning.  This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

01.17.18

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Hosts Abominable Snow Race at The Mountain Top

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA HOSTS ABOMINABLE SNOW RACE AT THE MOUNTAIN TOP

Conquer The Midwest’s Premier Winter Obstacle Race on January 27, 2018

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (January 17, 2018) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is excited to welcome back the Abominable Snow Race (ASR) on Saturday, January 27. The Midwest’s premier winter obstacle race challenges participants to five miles of snowy terrain and more than 20 winter-themed obstacles.

Held at The Mountain Top, the ski resort at Grand Geneva, ASR offers the perfect blend of fitness, family and fun. Ideal for varying ages and skills, there are three race categories: Elite Heat (elite racers 17 & older), Hero Heat (military, police & firefighters), and Open Heats (athletes 12 & older). All race participants will receive an exclusive ASR t-shirt, ASR finisher’s medal, 2018 Abominable beanie, and those 21 years of age or older will also receive a free local craft brew at the finish from sponsor Geneva Lake Brewing Co. Kids ages 4 to 11 can conquer the Lil Yeti course, which is a half mile long and features eight plus obstacles on the bunny slopes.

Before and after the event, participants are encouraged to check out the 2018 Base Camp, located at the bottom of The Mountain Top, along with the nearby Yeti’s Lodge. While there, guests are invited to listen to live music, play games, enjoy food and drinks by the fire pit, and watch fellow racers conquer the course.

ASR is proud to donate a portion of the 2018 event proceeds to the Oscar Mike Foundation, which aims to help get injured veterans “On-The-Move.” Each year, ASR honors service men and women with the presentation of the flag by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, special guest speakers from the Oscar Mike Foundation and the singing of the national anthem.

Participants who are interested in making it a weekend getaway can enjoy exclusive offers such as discounted hotel rates at Grand Geneva and the family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, which boasts a 50,000-square foot indoor/outdoor waterpark. Additionally, The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva features more than 30 acres of downhill ski runs and terrain for all ages and abilities. ASR participants can enjoy an exclusive, discounted lift pass for $79.

To register for ASR, please visit www.abominablesnowrace.com. For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and to book your stay, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva.  Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 355 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas.  On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants.  Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 609. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

10.25.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Announces Annual Holiday Celebrations

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Lake Geneva Resort Launches Special Seasonal Events and Packages

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (October 25, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, launches a variety of special events and packages to enjoy the holiday season in Lake Geneva. Whether visiting with friends or family, guests are bound to have an unforgettable experience at the 1,300 acre property. Grand Geneva kicks off its annual Christmas in the Country celebration on November 19, along with holiday dining, events and resort packages to take guests into the New Year.

Holiday Special Events

Thanksgiving Day DiningJoin Grand Geneva on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, for a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Grand Ballroom or Geneva ChopHouse. The resort is also offering a breakfast and Thanksgiving buffet at Grand Café, as well as a Thanksgiving dinner at Ristorante Brissago. Please call (262) 249-4788 to make a reservation.

Christmas in the Country 2017The annual six-week long Christmas in the Country celebration features a variety of activities and events, including:

  • 23rd Annual Illumination Ceremony: On Sunday, November 19, the resort kicks off the celebration by illuminating more than 2 million lights throughout the property, followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Discover the magic of the season with kids’ activities and live entertainment, as well as holiday cookies and hot apple cider. All guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the United Way of Walworth County.
  • Gingerbread House Display: Area residents are invited to display their masterpieces beginning November 19 throughout the holidays, just outside Ristorante Brissago. Call (800) 558-3417 x 3782 or email ggescapades@grandgeneva.com by November 8 to enter the Gingerbread House Competition.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 to December 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., visit the resort’s Ballroom for live holiday music and a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa. Enjoy fun holiday activities and separate kids and adult buffets to accommodate taste. All families will get a keepsake photo and magnetic frame. Please call (262) 249-4788 for pricing information and to make your reservation.
  • Holiday Tea: Enjoy a special afternoon seasonal tea at the Lobby Lounge Wednesdays through Sundays from November 29 to December 24 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required.
  • Trolley Tour of Lights: Starting November 20, hop aboard the Grand Geneva trolley for a tour around the resort to see all of the resort’s decorations. Tours are available hourly at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations are required (can be made starting November 1) and most tours sell out.
  • Classic Holiday Tale: From November 25 to December 10 and December 16 to December 30, guests are invited to enjoy a cozy reading of a classic holiday story for children of all ages. This is offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. in the Swinghurst Theatre.
  • Holiday Grand Game Zone: Enjoy air hockey, ping pong tables, 18 arcade games and activities with Grand Geneva’s Experience Team in the Loramoor Ballroom. The game zone is available December 15 to January 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Additional activities that make up Christmas in the Country include live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge, Saturday Santa Visits and daily Elf Mail Runs.

Ullr Fest and Toy DriveOn Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Mountain Top will be celebrating Uller, the Nordic God of Snow and Winter. Festivities include a toy drive for the Walworth County Health and Human Services, a Viking costume contest, bonfire, along with a beer tent and drink specials. Please call (800) 558-3417 for more information.

Christmas Day Dining – Celebrate the holidays at Grand Geneva with a traditional Christmas Day brunch in Geneva ChopHouse. Christmas Day dinner will also be offered at Geneva ChopHouse, Ristorante Brissago and the Grand Café.

Holiday Packages at Grand Geneva
*All packages are available to book in a deluxe guestroom, suite or villa.

Illumination Ceremony PackageEnjoy a special rate starting at $79 for the night of the resort’s 23rd Annual Illumination Ceremony on Sunday, November 19. The event kicks off of the annual Christmas in the Country. Take in all of the sights and sounds of Christmas and see more than two million lights illuminate followed by a fireworks display.

Breakfast with Santa Package – Wake up to live holiday music and meet Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet. Enjoy fun holiday activities, plus separate kid and adult buffets to accommodate every taste. All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for the photo with Santa or show up in pajamas. The package includes a one night stay and breakfast for four to Breakfast with Santa.

Santa Cruise Package – Take the holiday cruise on Geneva Lake and ride past brilliant shoreline holiday light displays on the way to see Santa at his North Pole Hideaway. The package includes a one night stay, two tickets to the Santa Cruise by Lake Geneva Cruise Line and $25 Grand Geneva dining credit.

Grand Romance PackageNow through December 30, treat your special someone to a romantic getaway at Grand Geneva and enjoy decadent dining and relaxing quality time. The package include two night accommodations, handmade chocolate truffles and a red rose delivered to the room, a bottle of champagne, a 15% spa discount at WELL Spa + Salon and a $100 dining credit.

New Year’s Eve Packages at Grand Geneva
*All packages available in a deluxe guestroom and include a two night stay.

NYE Hills and Thrills PackageCelebrate the New Year slope style with your whole family at The Mountain Top. The package offers four lift tickets for one day of skiing and snowboarding, NYE dinner buffet for four at the Forum at Grand Geneva (served from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.), family games and activities, DJ entertainment, party favors and a midnight balloon drop. Pricing starts at $799 for a family of four.

NYE ChopHouse Dining Package – Make this New Year’s Eve unforgettable with a romantic dinner at Geneva ChopHouse and a night of music and dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Package also includes admission to the Déjà vu Party, featuring a champagne toast, cash bar, party favors, midnight balloon drop and live entertainment by the band Déjà Vu from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pricing starts at $799 for two people.

NYE Grand Celebration Package – Dress to the nines for this Grand Celebration on New Year’s Eve. The package includes a private table for two in the Grand Ballroom to enjoy prime rib and seafood action stations, and admission to the Déjà vu Party that features a champagne toast, two drink tickets then cash bar, party favors, midnight balloon drop and live entertainment by the band Déjà Vu from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pricing starts at $699 for two people.

NYE Brissago Dining Package – Start counting down to the New Year with a romantic dinner at Ristorante Brissago and a night of music and dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Package also includes admission to the Déjà vu Party that features a champagne toast, two drink tickets then cash bar, party favors, midnight balloon drop and live entertainment by the band Déjà Vu from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pricing starts at $799 for a two night stay for two people.

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and seasonal happenings, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva; 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 609 guest accommodations including 29 new villas; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

10.25.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Awarded 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA AWARDED 2017 CONDE NAST TRAVELER READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Lake Geneva Property Named One of the Top Resorts in the Midwest

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (October 25, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is thrilled to announce that they were named one of the top resorts in the Midwest by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. The resort was ranked #7 in a list of 10 total properties, garnering a score of 91.7 (out of 100). This year, more than 300,000 travelers took part in the 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, creating a record-breaking number of ratings and comments to help the outlet create a list of favorites. The award further enhances the resort’s standing as a must-visit property in the Midwest and beyond.

At Grand Geneva, the 1,300 acre property features 355 guest rooms and 29 brand new upscale villas; the award-winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; and three distinctive restaurants. In June 2017, Grand Geneva opened 29 all-season villas, and with the multi-million dollar investment, enhanced the resort experience with expanded, upscale accommodations for leisure and business guests alike. Nestled in a beautifully manicured and scenic setting, the new villas feature spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations. Each unit includes a full kitchen, flat screen TVs, washer and dryer and deluxe furnishings, as well as a furnished outdoor sitting area.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features a wide variety of activities for all ages and all seasons, including golf, swimming, skiing, horseback riding and relaxing at the luxurious WELL Spa® & Salon. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva; 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 609 guest accommodations; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

10.13.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Appoints Sara Schmitz as New Director of Marketing

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (October 13, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Schmitz as the property’s director of marketing. In her new role, Schmitz will oversee the marketing, communications and public relations efforts for the 1,300 acre all-season resort, including the spa, two award-winning golf courses, three restaurants and new luxury villas, as well as family favorite Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark.

Schmitz brings more than 17 years of experience providing strategic marketing, public relations and crisis communication counsel to Fortune 500 companies, including Zoetis, Altria Group, Johnson Controls and Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. As an established leader in the hospitality industry, she most recently served as the marketing director of The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa for four years located in Fontana on Geneva Lake. Schmitz is a graduate of Michigan State University.

“Since joining the team last month, Sara has already had a great impact on our resort,” explains Steve Magnuson, managing director. “I am confident that her diverse experience and enthusiasm will lead to great things, as we continue to build our reputation as a premier luxury resort in the Midwest.”

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva; 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 609 guest accommodations; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

09.20.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Invites Guests to Get Festive This Fall

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA INVITES GUESTS TO GET FESTIVE THIS FALL

Lake Geneva Resort Launches Five New Seasonal Packages for Families and Couples

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (September 20, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, launches five new fall vacation packages for guests to enjoy the changing season in Lake Geneva. Just in time for pumpkins, Halloween and changing foliage, the seasonal offerings allow visitors to enjoy the beauty and nature of the 1,300 acre property. Whether guests are visiting with a friend or family or on a couple’s trip, the resort’s packages are bound to create an unforgettable experience. While visiting the quintessential lake community, guests can also explore other special happenings like the Grand Geneva Golf Classic Tournament and the Hugh Jass Fat Tire Bike Series.

Fall Packages at Grand Geneva
*All packages are available to book in a deluxe guestroom, suite or villa.

Haunts and HayIt is time to celebrate the scariest time of year. Grab a loved one and check out the annual Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride. Hayrides are on a first come, first serve basis and run Fridays and Saturdays from September 29 through October 28. Stay the night and receive two tickets to the Haunted Hayride, and enjoy access to the haunted bonfire with marshmallow roasting and spooky stories.

Amaze N ApplesNow through October 31, enjoy apple orchard season at your fall getaway at Grand Geneva, which includes access to Royal Oak Farm Orchard to enjoy the only apple tree maze in the country. The package includes overnight accommodations and four passes to the Royal Oak Farm apple tree maze.

Royal Oak Farm Orchard is the only orchard in the country with an apple tree maze where you can explore 1.5 miles of trails with nine varieties of apples. They also feature U-pick apples, pumpkins, fresh apple cider donuts, as well as an entertainment area for the whole family with train rides, carousel rides and hay rides. Royal Oak Farm Orchard is located in Harvard, Ill. just 20 minutes from the resort. Additional fees apply for other activities at the orchard.

Lake Geneva Shore PathSoak in Lake Geneva’s dazzling autumn colors with a stroll along the historic Lake Geneva Shore Path. Learn the intricate past of the trail on a guided 45-minute hike with trolley or van transportation. The package is available until November 19.

Couple’s Night OutNow through December 29, you and your special someone can enjoy a relaxing getaway at Grand Geneva. The package include a one-night stay, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, a $50 dining certificate, and a 50-minute couples massage at WELL Spa + Salon.

Only in WisconsinStart your getaway in true Wisconsin style and enjoy cheese curds and Spotted Cow beer upon arrival. Book the package, available now through December 29, and receive overnight accommodations of your choice.

Fall Special Events

Grand Geneva Golf Classic TournamentCompete in Grand Geneva’s 18-hole Golf Classic Tournament on The Highlands course on October 8. Gather your foursome for a great day of golf and a chance to win one of many coveted prizes. Each golfer will receive a certificate for a complimentary round of golf for future use in the spring and will be entered into the Hole-in-One Challenge for a chance to win $10,000. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and the day ends with a cocktail hour and tailgating party featuring food and awards. Call (262) 248-2556 to register your foursome ($109.00 per person plus tax), with limited availability, and call (877) 741-9598 to make a room reservation.

Hugh Jass Fat Tire Bike Race – On Saturday, October 28 head out to the Hugh Jass Fat Tire Bike Race and join groups of adventurous bikers on The Mountain Top, the resort’s single track mountain bike trail. Rent fat bikes and enjoy fun, food and beer. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Please call (800) 558-3417 for more information.

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and seasonal happenings, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva; 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 609 guest accommodations including 29 new villas; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

07.05.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Announces Official Opening of New Villas

 

GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW VILLAS

New Upscale Lodging Options for Guests Launch Just in Time for Summer Season

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., (July 5, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is thrilled to  announce the opening of 29 all-season villas. These new offerings are an exciting addition to the 1,300-acre property in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, Wis. This multi-million dollar investment is designed to enhance the resort experience with expanded, upscale accommodations for leisure and business guests alike.

“Ideal for families seeking a vacation with the comforts of home or friends searching for a unique weekend getaway, our new villas truly strengthen our diverse accommodation offerings at the resort,” said Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Managing Director Steve Magnuson. “The addition of these spectacular villas supports our goal of continuing to be a top travel destination in the Midwest.”

Nestled in a beautifully manicured and scenic setting, the new villas feature spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations. Each unit includes a full kitchen, flat screen TVs, washer and dryer and deluxe furnishings, as well as a furnished outdoor sitting area. The interior design of the villas incorporates visual elements of the beautiful outdoors while providing a comfortable experience. Villa guests can also enjoy most resort amenities, from activities at the Adventure Center to access to the award-winning golf courses, combined with their own outdoor swimming pool during the summer season and an outdoor fire pit area for evening enjoyment and entertainment.

To further enhance the experience, villa guests are invited to pamper themselves with a new in-villa spa menu featuring a plethora of treatments, ranging from soothing massages and facials to salon services like manicures and airbrush makeup. Two new spa packages are also offered exclusively at the villas. The “North Shore Package” features a White River Relaxing Massage or Facial and a dry brush exfoliation, and the “Day on the Lake Package” includes a blowout, makeup and lash application.

The resort originally opened in 1968 as the Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel. The Marcus Corporation purchased this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired resort in 1993, and reopened it as the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in 1994. Throughout the years, the company has enhanced the quality of the property by adding three successful restaurants, renovating the award-winning golf courses, adding Timber Ridge Lodge & Water Park, expanding the meeting spaces, and renovating all of the guest rooms and suites. With the addition of the new villas, the enhancement of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa continues. The new villas will increase the total combined units on the property to more than 600.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features a wide variety of activities for all ages and all seasons, including golf, swimming, skiing, horseback riding and relaxing at the luxurious WELL Spa® & Salon. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva; 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 609 guest accommodations; WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

05.01.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Announces Golf Season Opening Alongside Luxury U.S. Open® Championship Package

The Award-Winning Resort Launches New ‘Fairways and Airways’ Luxury Package and Programming for Both Avid and Junior Golfers this Season

 

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (May 01, 2017) — In honor of the U.S. Open® Championship being held in Wisconsin for the first time in history this June, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, has launched a new luxury package, Fairways and Airways, for golf enthusiasts. The 1,300-acre AAA Four-Diamond resort additionally announced the annual openings of its two 18-hole, award-winning courses, The Brute and The Highlands. This season will be complemented by brand- new golf experiences for both avid and junior golfers.

 

Just 50 miles away from Erin Hills where the U.S. Open® is set to take place, Grand Geneva has created an over-the-top Fairways and Airways package that features a helicopter ride, tickets to the U.S. Open®, a stay in a brand new three-bedroom villa, and more. The luxury package starts at $6,999 and is valid over June 14 – 18, 2017, subject to availability and must be booked before May 13, 2017. Guests who book this package will enjoy:

 

  • Two tickets to the U.S. Open®, with access to the ISM off-site hospitality tent with an open bar
  • Two-night stay in a brand-new studio villa that will debut May 2017
  • Helicopter transportation for two to the event
  • Transportation from landing spot to the event
  • Grilled to order in-room villa dining experience with Grand Geneva’s chef

 

Note:  This package is offered independent of the USGA or the host golf club course.  This package is not sponsored or part of a ticketing affiliation with the USGA or Erin Hills Golf Club.

 

One of the most challenging and magnificent layouts in the Midwest, The Brute Golf Course is now open and considered one of Wisconsin’s best courses. Nestled between rolling green hills with 68 bunkers, the par-72 golf course is perfectly manicured and ideal for locals and visitors alike. The Highlands Golf Course is a Scottish-inspired, links-style course, complete with a stunning backdrop of lush foliage and trickling creeks.

To complement these outstanding courses, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will officially open 29 brand new villas this month, ideal for golfers traveling with friends or family. The spacious villas will feature studio, one, two and three-bedroom accommodations. Each unit will include a full kitchen, fireplace, flat screen TVs, washer and dryer and deluxe furnishings. Villa guests will be able to enjoy all the amenities of the resort combined with their own outdoor swimming pool during the summer season, as well as six fire pits available for evening enjoyment and entertainment.

This summer, Grand Geneva will debut a variety of programming including:

  • Mother’s Day Golf Special – Mothers play for free when accompanied by a regular price adult (May 13 – 14, 2017)
  • Memorial Day Golf Special – Play The Brute or The Highlands for only $89 (May 27 – 29, 2017)
  • Women’s Golf Month – All women play 18 holes for only $59 before 9 a.m. and after 2 p.m., including green fee, cart fee, rental clubs, and sleeve of golf balls (June 2017)
  • Father’s Day Golf Special – Fathers play The Brute or The Highlands for only $89 (June 18, 2017)

 

For the family that plays together, Grand Geneva will boast programming for guests of all ages to enjoy, including:

  • Take the Family to the Course Month – All Children ages 17 and under play free when accompanied by a full price adult (Monday through Thursday anytime; Friday through Sunday after 4 p.m. One child per one full price adult)
  • NEW Family Golf Clinic – Family lesson hosted by PGA Head Professional Kyle Kunash for $20 per student (Every Sunday in July)

 

For junior golfers, the resort offers the PGA Junior League Golf –  a social experience designed for boys and girls ages 13-and-under available mid-June to late July 2017.  The cost of participation is $299 per junior. Junior League Participants on the Grand Geneva team will receive:

 

  • Weekly instruction during league season
  • 4 competitions versus neighboring courses and teams
  • Team jerseys, balls, and Junior League bag tag
  • Access to customized website home page for schedules, standings and stats
  • Discount in the Grand Geneva Golf Shop
  • Complimentary range use during league season

 

Grand Geneva has also launched a new Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Assessment.  TPI is the leading organization studying how the human body functions in relation to a golf swing. The $150 assessment with PGA Golf Professional Kyle Kunash includes TPI Golf Fitness screening and evaluation, a full report with physical strengths and limitations explanations in relation to a golf swing, a TIP My Golf Fitness handicap score, a 6 – 8-week custom Golf Fitness performance program and more.

For more information on Grand Geneva’s 2017 golf offerings please visit www.grandgeneva.com or call (800) 558-3417.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms and will soon feature 29 upscale, brand new villas offering studio, one, two and three-bedroom units; the award-winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and three distinctive restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

 

 

03.08.17

The Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa March 31 – April 2, 2017

Tastings, entertainment, education and wellness programming pack a weekend of vino fun

LAKE GENEVA, WI (MARCH 08, 2017) – Back by popular demand, the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for a weekend of wine-centric entertainment, tastings, wellness activities, and seminars March 31 – April 2. The award-winning Four Diamond resort is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

The marquee event of the weekend is the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon featuring wineries from around the country for a truly robust tasting experience. Representatives from national names like Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Duckhorn Vineyards, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Delicato Family Vineyards and more will be on hand to share sips and enrich guests’ wisdom. Samplings from Sartori Cheese, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Indulgence Chocolatiers will also be available, pairing perfectly with the event. Additionally, attendees can support the United Way of Walworth County by participating in the Cork Pull, where guests draw a cork for $20 and win a bottle of wine.  A portion of proceeds will also go towards the local charity. Seminars, yoga classes, nature hikes, painting classes, and chef demonstrations round out a full weekend of entertainment and wellness.

“We’re excited to once again host the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa after such a successful event last year,” said Steve Magnuson, managing director of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “By bringing experts from a wide variety of wineries, guests will go home with a deeper appreciation for the art and science of wine making while enjoying the beautiful destination of Lake Geneva this spring.”

The Grand Itinerary

There’s a full agenda of activities for the public to enjoy all weekend long, including:

Friday, March 31

7 p.m. – Wine and Dine: Experience an intimate wine dinner at two of Grand Geneva’s signature restaurants, Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago, each featuring a special four-course menu paired with the perfect wine.

7 p.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and participate in a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

12:30 p.m. – Seminars: Partake in hands-on learning of the art of wine blending by using different grapes to create your own wine or test your taste buds by learning the subtle differences of one kind of grape grown in different area of California.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chef Demonstration: Join Executive Chef Jason Poole as he walks through how to create a delicious cheese and Charcuterie display with many ingredients found in your own kitchen. Enjoy light fare paired with regional wines, and finish with a chocolate tasting with both port and sherry wines.

2:00 p.m. – VIP Hour: Enjoy an elevated experience prior to the Grand Tasting with exclusive VIP wines.

3-6 p.m. – Grand Tasting: The main event! Sip and mingle with wineries from around the country including Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, and more, as well as savor bites from local cheese, meat and chocolate purveyors.

Sunday, April 2

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Sunday Brunch: Build your own champagne cocktail and fill up on breakfast favorites and lunch specialties.

Packages and Deals

A weekend package is available to take advantage of the full wine lover’s experience, which includes a two night stay in a deluxe room, two tickets to the Grand Tasting event, and two tickets to a seminar of your choice. Rates start at $234.50 per night for the two-night package.

Individual tickets for the above events are also available. Note that new activities are being added as well, so be sure to check the schedule for the latest information or call 800-558-3417.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms and 29 upscale, brand new villas offering studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units; the award-winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and three distinctive restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).