Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, Ohio
|PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2006) – ARAMARK (NYSE: RMK) today announced
that ARAMARK Harrison Lodging was awarded the contract to manage Deer Creek
Resort & Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, OH. Under terms of
the eight year agreement, with estimated total sales in excess of $40 million
over the life of the contract, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging will be responsible
for all management and operational functions of the property, which is
a part of the Ohio State Park Resort system.
“We are eager to add Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center to our portfolio of properties,” said Bruce Fears, president, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging. “Deer Creek exemplifies ARAMARK Harrison Lodging’s continued commitment to providing the public with innovative learning and leisure environments. Its conference center facilities combined with its various recreational activities provide the perfect backdrop for both leisure and business guests.”
As a state park that offers both educational and recreational amenities, the Deer Creek property demonstrates ARAMARK Harrison Lodging’s new vision and strategic direction, having recently merged its conference center and parks and resorts divisions; and complements its new brand promise:, “Destination. Innovation. Inspiration.” By aligning the parks and resorts and conference center businesses, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging is able to offer additional opportunities for stimulating productive learning in recreational environments that are both unique and inspirational for guests.
“We are very pleased to have ARAMARK Harrison Lodging operating Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center," said Lois Heinlen of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “We are confident Deer Creek’s guests and visitors will benefit from ARAMARK’s experience as an operator of successful educational and recreational destinations."
Located just south of Columbus, OH, Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center offers guests a wide array of meeting and recreational services and lodging amenities. Accommodations include luxurious and smoke-free parkview, lakeview or poolside rooms at The Lodge as well as several spacious cottages and lodging options at the Historic Harding Cabin.
The Conference Center offers 10 meeting rooms with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, wireless Internet access, an executive boardroom, a fully equipped business center and state-of-the-art onsite audiovisual support staff.
Situated on 3,100 acres of land near the tranquil Deer Creek Lake, Deer Creek also features an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as a wide range of recreational activities including fishing, swimming, camping, boating and biking, basketball courts and a full fitness center and sauna.
About ARAMARK Harrison Lodging
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging, a division of ARAMARK Corporation, provides a wide range of professional services, including meeting and recreational support services to conference and corporate training centers, specialty hotels, national and state parks, resorts and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. ARAMARK Harrison Lodging is a single source provider for educational environments, event and meeting planning, premium dining needs and catering, on-site restaurants, retail merchandise sales and facilities management.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2006 list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and industry analysts. The company was also ranked first in its industry in the 2005 FORTUNE 500 survey. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 19 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect our current views as to future events and financial performance with respect to our operations.
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging
Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center
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|Xanterra Renovating Seven Ohio State Park Resorts & Conference Centers / May 2003|