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Delaware North Companies
Renovations under way for expanded guest rooms, spa and conference center
BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 1, 2008) - As part of an overall strategic guest facility and conference center expansion plan, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has acquired the 53-unit Apple Tree Inn in Fish Camp, California. The Apple Tree Inn will receive an immediate soft goods renovation during the first quarter of 2009, and will be available for guest stays.
"The synergy of taking on the Apple Tree Inn makes perfect sense," said Tom McCann, general manager for Delaware North Companies at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. "Tenaya has been providing Apple Tree Inn guests with primary dining, spa and recreation services due to Apple Tree Inn's previously limited offerings. Not only will the guest accommodations at Apple Tree Inn be upgraded, but they will now include all of the AAA Four Diamond services Tenaya Lodge has offered lodge guests for over two decades. The additional room configurations add a new dimension to Tenaya Lodge by offering a new hospitality suite and multi room unit options for groups and families."
Tenaya Lodge, located at the popular south entrance of Yosemite National Park, is currently expanding its High Sierra conference and spa facilities. The new meetings facility will increase its primary ballroom from 6,000 square feet to over 10,000 square feet and add three new 700 square foot breakout spaces. A new 8,000-squarefoot spa, with numerous treatment rooms, will also be constructed in tandem with the new meeting facilities.
"With all of the additions and refinement Tenaya Lodge will be receiving in the coming months, it will truly be positioned as one of the Western United States' premier four season leisure and conference destinations," said McCann.
About Tenaya Lodge
Tenaya Lodge is nestled in the Sierra National Forest, just two miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite's most alluring attractions and all of the conveniences and services expected of a luxury resort property. For more information www.TenayaLodge.com
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; and Gideon Putnam Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies' expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.experiencednc.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.