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Spring Capital Group Completing Multimillion-dollar
Renovation of the Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort
GLENEDEN BEACH, Ore., May 20, 2004 - On June 1, the Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort will officially unveil a comprehensive renovation aimed at restoring the property's natural elegance and adding modern upgrades.  The year-long, multimillion-dollar project followed the resort's purchase by Eugene, Ore.-based Spring Capital Group.  Renovations include major enhancements to guest facilities, dining options and landscaping, as well as a complete renovation of the renowned links-style golf course.
A Comprehensive Renovation

Throughout the 750-acre resort, major changes, improvements and minor touches are abundant.  Changes include:

  • Covered walkways restored with 125,000 board-feet of cedar and illuminated;
  • Roads and parking areas repaired, repaved and sealed;
  • The main lodge and several guestroom units repainted in warm exterior colors;
  • Shake rooftops refurbished with fresh cedar.

Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort
Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Revitalized Dining Selections

The renovation upgraded existing restaurants, revived old favorites and introduced new ones.

The Salishan Dining Room features a new cooking line, a private dining area and in the foyer, a temperature-controlled, 750-bottle wine showcase.

The resort's Wine Cellar now hosts its own private dining area and holds more than 10,000 bottles, including a broad selection of fine Northwest vintages.

The Sun Room Restaurant, previously converted to a gift shop by previous owners, has returned with a unique approach to casual dining.

The new Club House bar and grill offers hearty dining from the newly renovated pro shop.

Improving a Legendary Golf Course

To preserve the golf course's status as one of the Northwest's finest, Spring Capital brought in Oregon golf legend Peter Jacobsen and his design firm, Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, to execute a three-million-dollar renovation, including:

  • Rebuilt greens;
  • Repositioned bunkers to emphasize strategy;
  • Improved turf conditions;
  • Layout changes for improved playability;
  • New drainage systems to enable year-round play;
  • Enhanced views and aesthetics.
Guest Amenities
Guest rooms and facilities received a number of enhancements, including:
  • High-speed Internet in all rooms;
  • Improved in-room lighting;
  • Completely refurbished suites;
  • A fully renovated gift shop;
  • New, state-of-the-art fitness equipment;
  • Dehumidifier systems for the fitness center and swimming pool areas.
The Shops at Salishan

Several measures were taken to better integrate the adjacent Shops at Salishan marketplace with the resort while enriching the shopping experience:

  • A new deli and upscale wine bar were added;
  • The return of the nationally known Lawrence Gallery;
  • Improved lighting and landscaping;
  • New awnings, siding and grand entryways;
  • A stone fireplace in the central courtyard.
A Natural Approach to Landscaping

Portland's Teufel Nursery was contracted to restore the resort's landscaping with an emphasis on native plants.  The original landscape designs, as drawn up by the late Barbara Feely, have helped guide the renovation.

Improved Accommodations for Events

The former Cedar Tree Restaurant has been converted into a meeting room with capacity for 105 guests and overlooks pristine Siletz Bay. In addition, a renovated business center and new Internet Cafe support work-minded travelers.

Still to Come: A Full Day Spa

In late 2004, a European-style day spa will open at Salishan in an all-new facility.  The spa will offer guests a full slate of services in a relaxing and luxurious environment.

About Salishan Lodge
Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort was built in 1965 by Oregon industrialist John D. Gray, fulfilling his dream of a world-class resort facility on the central Oregon coast.  As one of the Northwest's first and most respected destination resorts, Salishan has maintained a 40-year tradition of superior lodging, dining, service, architecture and amenities.  Numerous awards have recognized Salishan's continued excellence, including Travel and Leisure's Top 300 Resorts in the World, The Dirona Guide Award for Excellence in Dining and Conde Nast Traveler's Best Places to Stay, Gold List. 



Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort

Also See: Owner Lend Lease Corp Selling Salishan Lodge to Oregon Based Spring Capital Group / March 2003

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