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TOP COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE MEETING DESTINATION, SKAMANIA LODGE, ANNOUNCES RENOVATION
28 Executive Level Riverview Suites will offer expanded guest amenities to increase comfort and efficiency
Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort in the Columbia River Gorge managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, announces a significant renovation project expected to be completed in late January 2008, which plans to update 28 executive fourth floor riverside guest rooms that include three suites. Increasing comfort and efficiency, the renovated rooms will include everything from new furniture and bathroom fixtures to updated artwork, linens, and paint.
The renovation will encompass the fourth floor riverside of Skamania Lodge, which includes expanding suite amenities in 28 rooms. With a focus on luxury accommodation and green earth tones, the new furniture and décor are inspired by Skamania Lodge's spectacular Pacific Northwest setting in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Each room will receive a new bed package, large wood/leather headboard, bedside tables, lamps, bathroom wood vanity cabinet, and sound soother clock/radio. In order to provide guests with a comfortable place to relax, each room will have a leather easy chair, leather desk chair, flat screen television, and sofa bed. Additional upgrades to the rooms include new linens, closet wood doors, and bathroom fixtures.
"As our property continues to grow as a meeting destination, we are always looking for ways to increase the comfort, efficiency, and success of our guests? stay," said Patrick Cameron, assistant general manager of Skamania Lodge. "With the renovation of the fourth floor, our rooms will reflect our elite meeting facility offering business travelers a place to relax and have a good night's rest, ensuring another productive day."
Hosting more than 730 meetings in 2007 to date, Skamania Lodge offers 23 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with more than 22,000-square feet of meeting space in addition to year-round facilities including 18-hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, the Waterleaf Spa & Fitness Center, tennis, hiking and multiple restaurant dining options. The Conference Center at Skamania Lodge offers in-house audio visual equipment staffed by professional technicians and conference planners. A member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), the property has received national awards in 2007 including the "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator magazine, "Pinnacle Award-Conference Centers" by Successful Meetings magazine, "Best of the West Award" by Meetings West magazine, and "Platinum Award" by Smart Meetings magazine.
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, 42 miles 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. The Lodge boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course, 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
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company?s portfolio features more than 7,000 guest rooms, nine golf courses and 10 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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