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The Abbey Resort & Spa on the Shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin
Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Launches Property-wide Renovations Slated for May 2013 Completion

FONTANA, Wis. – January 14, 2013
The Abbey Resort & Spa , located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wis., will undergo a nearly $2 million renovation in 2013 with plans approved by the Village of Fontana on Dec. 27, 2012.

As the iconic resort turns 50, The Abbey is working with lead designers from BSB Design, Inc., Lowell Management Services, Inc. and Whitespace Interiors, LLC to create a refreshed experience both inside and out.  Lowell will begin construction in early January 2013.

“Our goal was to create an updated look for The Abbey that matches the welcoming feel guests experience from the employees who work there,” said Joe Safin, senior partner at BSB Design, Inc. “We wanted to focus on the areas most used by the guests such as the entries, the restaurant facade and the harbor-scape, which are regularly experienced by the guests during their stay.”

The Abbey’s exterior renovations will update the major outdoor focal points, making them more aesthetically pleasing from the road and from Geneva Lake.  Elements of the famed Abbey A-Frame will be added at varying scales throughout the resort, including at significant entrances of the Waterfront Restaurant, the Avani Spa and the harbor side entrance.

The interior renovations include updates to the grand ballroom with new carpeting, wall treatments, window coverings and the women’s relaxation and tranquility areas in the spa.

The renovations are slated for completion in May 2013 and following, the resort will host a 50th Anniversary gala.  Throughout 2013, The Abbey is planning a host of activities to commemorate its 50th Anniversary.

“We’re just as excited about the next 50 years at The Abbey Resort as we are about the renovations and upcoming celebrations,” said David Lindelow, general manager of The Abbey Resort.  “As a leader in the Midwest travel market, we have 50 years of experience in making guests happy, and we’re ready for another 50 successful years.”

More About The Abbey Resort
Located just 80 miles from downtown Chicago and 50 miles from Milwaukee, The Abbey Resort & Spa is a treasured icon, nestled on 90 acres of beautifully manicured grounds.  Totally renovated in 2005 with continual upgrades and remodeling, it is the only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva.  The resort boasts a breath-taking setting, award-winning dining and banquet facilities, nearby championship golf courses and a wide range of outdoor activities.  That only scratches the surface of all the activities and offerings that The Abbey Resort has; with impeccable customer service, the team at The Abbey Resort can meet the needs of the guests and meeting planners. The 35,000-square-foot Avani Spa, which reopened in June 2008 after a $1.5 million renovation, enhances the resort experience with innovative spa treatments and the modern luxuries of a first class spa that today’s sophisticated spa consumers expect.  The resort’s meeting center features 40,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space; the resort has 334 luxury guest rooms including 13 suites.  In 2013, The Abbey Resort celebrates its 50th Anniversary and dedication to hospitality.

The Abbey Resort & Spa is managed and operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group of Schaumburg, Ill.  For more information, please visit or join The Abbey Resort on Facebook and Twitter at and, respectively. 


Molly Lynch
Lynch Communications Group, LLC
C: 773-505-9719

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