News for the Hospitality Executive
108-year-old The Inn at Pocono Manor to Undergo $4
Renovation to its Historic Main Lodge
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, January 2011 ... The Inn at Pocono Manor has announced it will invest more than $4 million in a comprehensive renovation program touching all areas of the historic Resort’s main lodge. The carefully planned renovation program is expected to be completed late spring 2011, and is being carried out without interruption of the property’s business or disruption to the guest experience. Renovations include the entrance, public lobbies, event and meeting rooms, restaurants and guestrooms. Robert Sighinolfi, general manager, made the announcement.
"It is with great pleasure that we announce a comprehensive renovation program for the historic main lodge at The Inn at Pocono Manor," said Mr. Sighinolfi. "With the freshening of our 108-year-old property's interiors, and the complete redecoration of our guestrooms and baths in the main building, our Resort will meet the demands of today's discriminating travelers."
All public areas of The Inn at Pocono Manor's main lodge, starting with the front entrance, are being renovated, bringing the large and historic building's multiple interior spaces into design unity. The comprehensive renovation is geared toward refreshing the hotel while retaining its significant antique character. The design, therefore, centers on historical elements which are in keeping with the location and personality of the Resort, but which integrate modern technologies and conveniences. The 181 guestrooms will have new finishes, including a restful palette of green and blue hues, offset by locally made dark wood furnishings, original artwork, and luxurious bedding and draperies. Also being installed in each guestroom are flat screen televisions. The guestrooms in the tower section of the main lodge will receive new HVAC units and electrical upgrades as well. Guest baths will have enhanced lighting and wall treatments, along with new bath hardware including bowed shower rods.
In the Public Spaces, a rich design of warm colors and historical motifs are presented through Axminster carpets, and are accented by dark walnut wood furnishings, ornate light fixtures, rich fabrics and wallcoverings. The Resort’s original fireplaces, unique stonework and built-in features are being retained, giving the Lobby and Lounge spaces an authentic and cozy feel. A stunning Main Dining Room design, using dramatic drapery treatments to create intimate dining areas, iron chandeliers, and accents of black, white, red and gold throughout the vast and historic room, will make this room a popular setting for many events and celebrations in the Pocono Manor area in the years to come.
Additional renovations to the Resort's restaurants will include the comprehensive redecoration of the Lamplighter Lounge, the property's casual dining room and bar, which will receive new furnishings, carpet, lighting and art. Additionally, the Resort’s meeting and event rooms in the main lodge building will receive a freshening, with new carpet, wall coverings and draperies. Post-renovation, public space interiors on the lower level of the lodge will blend seamlessly in décor with other areas of the main hotel building.
For more information and photography of the comprehensive renovation program at The Inn at Pocono Manor, and for reservations, contact 800-233-8150 / 570-839-7111, or visit www.poconomanor.com.
About The Inn at Pocono Manor
The Inn at Pocono Manor resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers. Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers. Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America. The all-season resort boasts 237 guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair. The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.
Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, , indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more. Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort's main building. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout. The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber. In 1959, the George Fazio-designed West Course opened.
A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino. The Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
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