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SKAMANIA LODGE RECEIVES THIRD CONSECUTIVE
Readers and Experts Recommend Resort for Excellence in Service and Amenities
Stevenson, Wash. (November 17, 2010) ‚Äď Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, has received Smart Meetings magazine‚Äôs 2010 Platinum Choice Award for its third consecutive year. ¬†The award is given to meetings facilities in the western region for demonstrating excellence in service and amenities.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúAt Skamania Loge, we offer the ideal meeting facilities and conference center space that create relaxing and productive business functions,‚ÄĚ said Scott Spann, general manager of Skamania Lodge.¬† ‚ÄúTo receive the Platinum Choice Award for the third year in a row is a true honor.‚ÄĚ
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Smart Meetings‚Äô 2010 Platinum Choice Award winners must meet strict industry standards for overall guest experience, including amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities. ¬†Selected by readers, industry experts and Smart Meetings editors, only 100 winners are selected from thousands of eligible venues.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Skamania Lodge offers twenty-three meeting rooms and over 22,000 square feet of meeting, exhibition and banquet space. ¬†As a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Skamania is the premier IACC certified conference center in the Northwest with meeting services featuring Complete Meeting Packages, offering business travelers everything from overnight accommodations to complete meal plans, continuous refreshment breaks, wireless internet and 24 hour access to a technology room.¬† For more information about Skamania Lodge, visit www.skamania.com.
About Skamania Lodge
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center, situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash.¬† With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square foot, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups.¬† Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their ‚ÄúBest Places to Play‚ÄĚ for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby.¬† Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts.¬† Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. www.skamania.com.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Skamania Lodge is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.¬† For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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