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Built in 1982, the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Completes $17 million Renovation; Operator Gemstone Adds Spa and Redesigned Restaurant, BIN189

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif., March 6, 2007 - Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is pleased to announce the completion of its $17 million transformation with the March conclusion of all major construction. The largest luxury hotel in the Southern California mountain community, the property’s dramatic transformation included redesigned guestrooms, meeting and public spaces, a re-imagined restaurant and bar, BIN189, and the new 11,000 square foot, full-service Spa of the Pines. 

“This property has long been the gem of Lake Arrowhead,” said Peter Henry, general manager. “And following our multi-million dollar renovation, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa promises to be Southern California’s premier lakeside getaway.” 

Located 90 miles east of Los Angeles and nearly a mile high in the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa has been welcoming guests since 1982. Recently purchased by Fulton Village Green Investors, the property is now being managed by Gemstone Resorts International, which also oversees such distinctive clients as Hotel ZaZa, Houston and the Mosaic Hotel, Beverly Hills. 

With interiors designed by Intra-Spec, a Marina Del Rey design firm, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is a mountain lodge with a resort feel, achieved with the use of warm colors and natural materials such as granite and pine, indigenous to the area. In addition to the redesign, all aspects of the guest experience will be upgraded with an unparalleled emphasis on comfort, rest and relaxation. 

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa offers a total of 173 guest rooms, including 10 luxurious suites plus a 1,200 square foot Presidential Suite. Guestrooms feature stunning views of beautiful Lake Arrowhead or the surrounding alpine mountains. This lakefront property offers guests private beach access to one of Southern California’s most exclusive mountain-top lakes. New guest room amenities include a 32-inch swiveling flat panel TV, Essentiel Elements body and hair care products and new Anichini linens. 

The new restaurant, BIN189, was designed by The Puccini Group, a leading San Francisco based restaurant design firm. BIN189 highlights the best of “modern California cuisine,” featuring fresh local foods in addition to an extensive wine list. The sleek and inviting bar allows for an unrestricted view of the lake. Diners also have the option of reserving Magnum, the private dining room of BIN189, for parties up to 24 guests for lunch or dinner. 

One of the key elements of the renovation is the resort’s dramatic lobby. It, too, has undergone a significant change in layout and design, while maintaining the focal points of the room: an oversized granite fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows which offer panoramic views of Lake Arrowhead. An original suspended walkway was removed in order to open up the lobby and provide an unobstructed view of Lake Arrowhead. Additionally, the conference rooms have been completely redesigned to accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 450 guests, with décor featuring a neutral and coordinating palette of evergreen, gold and russet tones. 

The new Spa of the Pines at the resort offers a comprehensive menu of treatments, including facials, massages and body wraps in 10 treatment rooms including one VIP couple’s suite with separate entrance. The spa also features a beauty salon with six stations for hair and nail treatments. The Fitness Center offers new fitness machines and free weights, and a separate studio offers a wide variety of exercise classes including aerobics to Pilates and yoga. 

One of the most unique aspects of the new design at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is its state-of-the-art executive boardroom suite, Pinnacle. Located directly above the lobby, Pinnacle includes executive meeting space for up to 16, in addition to a private wet bar, lounge, separate business center and restroom facilities. 

For further information, or to make reservations, please call (909) 336-1511, or visit www.laresort.com. 

GEMSTONE RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, L.L.C. 
Based in Park City, Utah, Gemstone Resorts International is a full-service operating and asset management company specializing in luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States. These multifaceted properties offer a variety of services including but not limited to restaurant, retail, and spa. Gemstone Resorts International currently manages or asset manages more than 20 unique properties throughout the United States, including the Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley and most recently, the House of Blues Hotel, Chicago. 

Contact:

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
www.laresort.com
http://www.gemstoneresorts.com

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Also See: Lake Arrowhead Resort in Southern California Unveils $12 Million Renovation; Includes Redesigned Guest and Meeting Rooms, Public Spaces, Restaurant and Spa / March 2006
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