Take a fresh look at The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa!By Janine Osborne, Corporate Sales Manager, The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa
As the only full-service resort on the shores of Geneva Lake, The Abbey Resort has been providing both leisure and business guests a one-of-a-kind experience since 1963. We are one of the most reputable resorts and destination spas in the area, and we know our patrons expect us to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to hospitality, maintenance and renovations and we strive to exceed expectations in this regard.
At The Abbey, we have been hard at work over the past several years to provide the best experience possible for our loyal guests. Beginning in 2013, we began a multi-phase, multi-million dollar renovation project to celebrate our 50th anniversary of operation, with major improvements made to our iconic exterior A-frame, enhancements to our entryway and lobby including the resurfacing of the stone fireplace, as well as major renovations to our spa, meeting spaces, restaurants and more. We invite you to come take a fresh look at what The Abbey has to offer!
This January, we celebrated the new year with a new pool! Our popular indoor Avani Spa sunlit pool atrium area underwent renovations to the pool and pool deck as well as updates to the guest lounge areas including new, contemporary pool furniture. This adults-only pool is extremely popular year-round and we were excited to share these updates with our guests of Avani Spa. As part of the earlier project, we also completed major renovated the 35,000 square-foot salon and spa service areas including modernizing the pedicure stations, and a major overhaul of the women's showers, make-up stations and locker-room area.
To kick-off the multi-phase renovation in 2013, we completed renovations of both the Harbor Ballroom and Wisconsin Ballroom, pre-function areas and Geneva Lakes conference rooms with new carpeting, wall treatments, window coverings and interior furnishings. Last summer, we completed renovations focused on the resort's meeting space facilities and guest room lounge areas. We updated the three Marina meeting rooms and also transformed the hallway areas where buildings connect into miniature lobbies providing ample gathering space for guests and event attendees to use for collaboration and socialization before and after formal events and meetings are scheduled. Just this spring, we unveiled renovations of our lower level meeting spaces including the property's wedding sales offices, Sand Bar, Waterfront Board Room and two additional meeting rooms. From our lower level meeting rooms to our upper level ballrooms overlooking the harbor, our renovated meeting spaces are truly beautiful and we welcome the opportunity to show them off!
Since opening in spring of 2014, our keynote restaurant 240° West has been a hit with our guests, already receiving three Diners' Choice Awards from OpenTable.com. Also updated as part of the renovation project was Café Latte which offers guests Starbucks coffee drinks as well as grab-and-go food items, and Bar West which offers sharable small plates, a full bar menu and live entertainment on the weekends.
Although the official multi-phase renovation project has been completed, we haven't stopped with improvements. Yet this year, for example, we will complete a renovation of our family-friendly, harbor-view restaurant The Waterfront Bar & Grill including a new stage, a new outdoor bar, new menu and more!
There is so much going on at The Abbey all year, but during the summer months we are truly at our best with fun for all ages led by our full-time Activities Director and dedicated Abbey Agents of Fun staff. For example, this summer we will be offering guided walks along the famous Lakeshore Path, outdoor evening bonfires including complimentary Starlight S'mores, poolside games and competitions, as well as crafts, movies, scavenger hunts and more all throughout the summer.
Please take a look at our website, www.TheAbbeyResort.com for more information about either leisure, group, or corporate rates and offerings, or feel free to get in touch with our Group Sales Department at 800-709-1323 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We would love to hear from you!