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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 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).

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 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).

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 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).

 

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).

03.01.17

AMSOIL Championship Snocross Heads to Wisconsin’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

The Mountain Top will host the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Dayco – the final race of the ACS 2016-’17 season

Contact: Carl Schubitzke

President, ISOC Racing

carl@isocracing.com

MINNEAPOLIS (March 01, 2017) –  The best of the best pro snowmobilers are heading to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, March 17-19, 2017 for the premier snowmobile competition racing series, AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram. Three days of action-packed racing will crown one champion at Neilson Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Dayco, the marquee Snocross event of the year.  

The AAA Four Diamond resort is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier family ski destination and home to The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. This countryside escape will transform into an exciting, family-friendly snowmobile racetrack, with big-air jumps, risky sections, obstacles, and tons of action! Snowbelt race fans can cheer on 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers as they compete for the championship title.  

“Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva is the annual destination for AMSOIL Championship Snocross series’ grand finale and we are excited to be returning for what promises to be another incredible season finale,” said Carl Schubitzke, ISOC President/Race Director. “The Mountain Top provides the perfect backdrop for an action-packed race course and with a tight race and three-way battle for the Pro Open championship, it promises to be an exciting event. We can’t wait to crown another champion in Lake Geneva.”

“The high-energy AMSOIL Championship Snocross is a favorite among guests year after year,” said Steve Magnuson, managing director of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “It’s an honor to provide a family-friendly venue for guests to experience this thrilling racing series and watch as world-class pro snowmobilers battle for the championship.”

Who: 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers

What: Rounds 15, 16 and 17 of 2016-‘17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross

When: March 17-19, 2017

Where: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Times: Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. on Sunday.

Host hotel: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Tickets: General admission tickets are $25 per day or $35 for the entire three-day weekend. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is $7. Tickets are available at the gate and online at www.snocross.com

More information: www.grandgeneva.com

Beginning with opening rounds in Duluth, Minn. and Winter Park, CO., and the season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis., CBS Sports Network will air 17 one-hour programs of the ACS races.

2016-17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season schedule:

Duluth, Minn.: Nov. 25-27

Winter Park, CO.: Dec. 16-17

Shakopee, Minn.: Jan. 6-8

Deadwood, S.D.: Jan. 20-21

Salamanca, N.Y.: Feb. 3-4

Mt. Pleasant, MI.: Feb. 24-25

Dubuque, Iowa: March 3-4

Lake Geneva, Wis.: March 17-19

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; 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 and Twitter.

About ISOC Racing

The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions national AMSOIL Championship Snocross, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com/ for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.

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, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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02.21.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark Welcome New Director of Sales and Marketing Brad Lyle

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (February 21, 2017)Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Lyles as director of sales and marketing. In his new role, Lyles is responsible for overseeing all communications, marketing and group sales initiatives to continue to attract leisure, business and group travelers to both properties. The award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, which also manages family favorite, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brad back to the Grand Geneva team and look forward to his leadership and expertise in marketing and sales continuing to elevate both Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge,” said Steven Magnuson, managing director. “Brad’s extensive experience and result-driven goals align perfectly with the objectives of both resorts and we are excited to continue growing both properties with Brad at the helm.”

An established leader in the hospitality industry, Lyles most recently served at Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the corporate director of sales, producing more than $200 million in total revenues for the division and formalizing many processes and systems to streamline collective marketing efforts and maximize effectiveness. He also served as assistant director of sales at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa from 2012 to 2014 where he revitalized the wedding and sales efforts, resulting in the largest amount of weddings in the resort’s history.  Lyles also worked in the sales team with Caesars Entertainment and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and served as associate director of sales for the Westin Grand Bohemian Resort in Orlando.

In Lyles’ free time, he enjoys basketball, traveling, photography, and spending time with family.

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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; 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 and Twitter.

About Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark

The family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is located in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property offers a collection of 225 expansive one and two-bedroom suites that are equipped with whirlpool baths, private balconies and spacious living rooms. Full kitchens, which boast full-sized refrigerators, stove-top burners, dishwashers and double sinks, provide complete comfort for families. The lodge also offers its signature 50,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor aquatic wonderland, Moose Mountain Falls – the area’s only Waterpark – as well as a 3,600-square-foot arcade, 3,500-square-foot ballroom and a family barbeque restaurant. For more information, please visit www.timberridgelodge.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

01.30.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Invites Guests to Cure Cabin Fever with Romance and Outdoor Fun

From Valentine’s Day offerings to Winter Carnival festivities, couples and families can celebrate winter with an array of activities

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (January 30, 2017) – February is a flurry of fun at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa! From special Valentine’s Day packages available all month long to Military Appreciation Day offerings and snow festivities at the annual Winter Carnival at The Mountain Top, the all-seasons resort is offering a variety of activities for all types of travelers. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond Resort, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Romance is in the Air all February Long

Celebrate romance with a selection of Valentine’s Day offerings fit for every couple. Whether you’re celebrating a first Valentine’s Day getaway or a lifetime of love, experience a romantic escape that allows couples to reconnect with special indulgences and quality time together. Packages include:

Luxe & Love, an Over-the-Top Valentine’s Day

Take your Valentine’s Day game to the next level. Offered Feb. 17 – Feb. 19, guests will receive the following:

  • Two-night stay in a premier suite
  • Couples massage and individual pampering at WELL Spa + Salon, including a facial and blowout for the ladies and a gentleman’s facial for men
  • Custom necklace made by China West Jewelers featuring a solid gold heart-shaped Lake Geneva charm necklace
  • Private menu selection with Grand Geneva Chef and personalized menu delivered for a private meal in your suite
  • Champagne with dinner for an extra special toast

The Snuggle is Real
First comes love. Then comes marriage. And somewhere in between there’s a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Snuggle up with your special someone for a sleigh or carriage ride and a romantic dinner for two all February long with the following:

  • Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom
  • Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride through Lake Geneva’s gorgeous trails
  • Grand Geneva blanket to keep cozy with your loved one
  • 15% discount for the WELL Spa + Salon
  • Romantic dinner for two at Geneva ChopHouse or Ristorante Brissago

Snowbody I’d Rather Love

Shout from The Mountain Top if you’re in love! Adventurous couples can spend a day on the slopes enjoying scenic views from The Mountain Top with this heartwarming package. Offered Feb. 1 though Feb. 28 on Sundays through Thursdays, this romantic package includes:

  • One-night stay in a deluxe guest room
  • Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding at The Mountain Top
  • Ski or snowboard rentals for two
  • Two refreshing Après Ski cocktails
  • Anderson Candies welcoming gift

Cure Cabin Fever at The Mountain Top

The Mountain Top, Grand Geneva’s 20-run ski hill, is busy with activity this February. With the latest snowmaking technology, Grand Geneva offers incredible skiing in the Midwest all winter long. Cure cabin fever with these events and specials happening in February:

  • 2017 Annual Winter Carnival, Feb. 4Embrace the wonderment of the winter season at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s annual Winter Carnival. On Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., celebrate the season with an array of exciting snow festivities all day at the resort’s Mountain Top ski hill. From complimentary snow games and Grand Geneva’s famous torch light parade, to boarder cross and rail jam competitions at the new terrain park on the ski hill, families will be busy playing in the snow all day long. A grand finale fireworks display will finish off the celebration.
  • Military Appreciation Day at The Mountain Top, Feb. 24 – To all the brave men and women that serve our country – Grand Geneva salutes you. In honor of Military Appreciation Day, Grand Geneva will extend ski and snowboard offerings to military and their families. On Friday, Feb. 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., all active military will receive a complimentary lift ticket and rentals at The Mountain Top. The resort will also extend a 50 percent discount on lift tickets and rentals to all military families for a day of winter fun on the slopes, as well as $10 lift tickets and rentals for veterans. Valid military ID required at check-in.

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and February 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 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; 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 and Twitter.

 

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, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

01.05.17

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Hosts 2017 Wedding Showcase on January 14

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (January 5, 2017) – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is setting the stage for a Wedding Showcase on Jan. 14, presenting brides and grooms with the buzziest 2017 trends featuring a top-tier coterie of the region’s premier vendors with complimentary canapes and champagne. Getting “aisle style” at the bucolic resort has never been so elegant, or so easy.

“Showcasing our top-tier local vendors and providing soon-to-be newlyweds with all the latest wedding trends is an extension of Grand Geneva’s commitment to elevating guest services,” said Catering Sales Manager Heather Dahlman. “We are truly a destination for creating unforgettable occasions, and aim to customize every event with unique flair.”

The showcase is a festive opportunity to tap Wisconsin-based vendors including photographer Matt Mason, Ideal Impressions Photography, Gia Bella Flowers & Gifts, Lilypots florals, Flowers by Joseph and Frontier Flowers of Fontana. The haute 2017 trend forecast includes color palettes of dusty blue, red combined with dark grey, and mauve mixed with navy blue. On the themed decoration front, it’s all about boho chic, magical forest greenery and the new neutral, where ivory and white provide a dreamy backdrop.

“Grand Geneva is a magical setting for weddings, and this showcase delivers what’s new, now and next for custom-tailored ceremonies and receptions that will create memories as cherished as our newlyweds’ vows,” said Dahlman. “Every detail matters.”

The New Year wedding special is Pick 2 Perks, where two extra perks are provided to newlyweds who spend a $10,000 minimum on food and beverage. Valid through January 31, the couple can choose two complimentary enhancements including:

  • Complimentary upgrade to a premium open bar with an open bar package
  • Complimentary 1-night anniversary stay to celebrate the first year
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Premier Suite for the couple on their wedding night
  • 20% discount on a WELL Spa service for the bride or groom

Couples who purchase $20,000 on food and beverage will receive a $500 gift card to use anywhere at the resort during their wedding weekend in addition to the pick two option above.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts. As an all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, it’s the ultimate destination for brides to plan the wedding of their dreams. It’s also ideally located just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. There are various nuptial locations at the picturesque property, from lavish ballrooms to al fresco settings, which offer breathtaking, va-va-voom vistas for the most photogenic of weddings. Additionally, Ristorante Brissago and Geneva ChopHouse offer intimate spaces for rehearsal dinners and small wedding receptions.

For more information on Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, wedding offerings and the Wedding Showcase, visit www.grandgeneva.com.

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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; 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 and Twitter.

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, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

 

 

10.18.16

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Award “#8 Top Resort in the Midwest”

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (October 18, 2016) – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Grand Geneva Resort & Spa recognized as the #8 Top Resort in the Midwest, with a score of 91.11.

“It is a privilege to be recognized by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler and we are honored to be ranked among the top 10 resorts in the Midwest on this esteemed list,” said Managing Director Steve Magnuson. “This is a true testament to the skill and dedication of our staff which strives to provide the ultimate guest experience, and we are grateful to our guests who acknowledged our efforts and voted.”

Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year — cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is an 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; the award winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/18-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three distinctive restaurants.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

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

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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; 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 and Twitter.
 
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. 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. 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. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com