Resorts & Conference Centers
|CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, May 27,
2003 - Xanterra Parks & Resorts has begun renovations at the seven
Ohio State Park Resorts & Conference Centers the company manages. Totaling
more than $3.5 million, the wide-ranging projects will be undertaken over
the next several months and will result in upgrades apparent to guests
as well as behind-the-scenes improvements. Xanterra operates resorts in
Salt Fork, Hueston Woods, Punderson, Shawnee, Mohican, Burr Oak and Maumee
Bay State Parks.
Many of the projects were funded from Xanterra's
Maintenance, Repair and Renovation (MRR) account or the company's capital
improvement fund. As part of its contractual agreement with the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources which oversees the Ohio State Park Resorts, Xanterra
earmarks between 10 and 15 percent of sales for renovation projects. Other
funding for the renovation projects came from various sources such as the
Ohio NatureWorks program or the State of Ohio capital improvement fund.
At Mohican State Park Resort & Conference
Center, renovations will cost $212,000 and will include extensive exterior
improvements including replacement of the pedestrian bridge and benches,
improvement of all walkways, replacement of the children's playground and
landscaping the front of the lodge. The renovation also will include replacement
of dining room furniture; wallpaper, carpeting, lighting and paint in the
corridors; carpeting in the restaurant, lounge and lobby. Mohican is located
At Hueston Woods State Park Resort & Conference Center near College Corner, $173,000 will be spent to equip the entire resort with high-speed Internet access and to replace chairs, lamps, bed skirts and artwork in the guest rooms.
At Burr Oak State Park Resort & Conference Center, located near Glouster, $104,000 will be spent on items ranging from the replacement of ceilings and light fixtures to new televisions, carpeting, wall coverings and chairs in many units. In addition, cabins will be upgraded with the installation of key-card locks, new televisions, refrigerators, window treatments and stoves.
At Shawnee State Park Resort & Conference Center, $90,000 is budgeted for replacement of draperies, bedspreads and artwork in all cottages. The resort renovation also will include new lobby and dining room furniture. Shawnee State Park Resort is located in Friendship.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra is the country's largest national park concessioner. The company operates concessions in the following locations: Yellowstone National Park, the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Everglades National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at resorts in Napa, Calif.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and seven Ohio State Parks.
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