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Brissago wins award


Posted: Apr 23, 2020 | Dining , Awards

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Ristorantè Brissago has another award to add to its list of accolades. One of Lake Geneva’s favorite Italian restaurants, Ristorantè Brissago was recently awarded OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award 2020. Serving a contemporary take on traditional Italian fare, the restaurant was acknowledged in several Lake Geneva restaurant categories including Best Overall; Best Food; Best Service; Best Ambiance; Best Value; Fit for Foodies; Good for Groups; Healthy; Notable Wine List; Romantic; Scenic View; Special Occasion; and Most Booked.Ristorantè Brissago was voted by OpenTable diners as one of the best based on feedback from guests who visited the restaurant and booked through the popular reservations platform.Make your reservations via OpenTable or by calling (262) 249-4788. Advanced reservations are recommended.

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Chef Nelly Buleje

Enjoy Your Food Like a Chef with Chef Nelly Buleje

Posted: Mar 04, 2020 | Dining

Our very own, Chef Nelly Buleje, joined Nick Vorpagel from Lake Geneva Country Meats on a very special episode of Dinner Plus Drinks. Learn how Chef Nelly approaches learning about food, appreciating other cultures and staying authentic to the spirit of the cuisine. Listen Now

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Taste of Wisconsin Experience

Taste of Wisconsin

Posted: Feb 07, 2020 | Dining , Local Area , Meetings

Beer and cheese. Cheese and beer! You haven’t truly visited Wisconsin until you taste these two iconic treats. Grand Geneva has the perfect experience for guests and groups looking to check this off their bucket list on vacation in Lake Geneva.Every week and on-demand, the Taste of Wisconsin is a Grand Experience everyone can enjoy. Sit back and relax for an hour while you sample and sip four different beers, paired with a variety of cheeses. Everything you taste is made locally in Wisconsin and our team shares little known facts about each one. Did you know there are 2,500 acres of cherry orchards in Door County Wisconsin?Our beer selection currently includes brews from New Glarus Brewing in New Glarus, Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, and 3 Sheeps Brewing in Sheboygan, although beers change based on season and availability.Whether you’re looking for a small leisure class or a group activity during your event, Grand Geneva’s team works with you to customize the experi

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Assortment of Valentine's Cookies

Love is Grand

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 | Dining , Specials

This Valentine's Day, treat your sweetheart to a special dinner at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and enjoy a romantic evening in the Wisconsin countryside. The resort’s acclaimed restaurants, Geneva ChopHouse and Ristorante Brissago are both offering an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu.

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Two boys going down water slide

February 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 | Press Coverage

Travel + Leisure, February 1, 2020These Hotels Have Some of Valentine’s Day’s Most Over-the-top Offers — and They’re Available to Book Now Reader's Digest, February 6, 202017 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages Milwaukee Magazine, February 13, 2020Your family travel guide to Lake Geneva Chicago Parent, February 19, 2020 (Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge)Your family travel guide to Lake Geneva

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Sisters enjoying waterpark fun

January 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Feb 04, 2020 | Press Coverage

HGTV, January 23, 2020The Gramping Travel Trend: Why Grandparents and Grandkids Should Travel Together Journal Sentinel, January 16, 2020 (Timber Ridge)When it's too cold to swim outside, check out one of these indoor waterparks in Wisconsin Nearest, January 1, 2020 (Timber Ridge)Must-Visit Indoor Water Parks in the Chicago Area

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March 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 | Press Coverage

Northwest Indiana Times, March 15Grand Geneva Resort Celebrates 25 Years Lake Geneva Regional News, March 8Italian Restaurant Wins Diner’s Choice Award Illinois Meeting + Events, Winter 2020 IssueRoad Trip: Wisconsin Online 

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Golf Foursome on The Brute Golf Course

Summer Media Highlights

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 | Press Coverage

Make It Better, May 21, 2020The 13 Best Public Golf Courses in Chicago and Wisconsin Wallet, June 24, 2020Best Hotels to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Road Trip Guru, June 29, 2020Best Family Vacation in Wisconsin #3 - Lake Geneva Meetings, June 30, 2020Grand Geneva awarded Best Golf Resort Road Trip Guru, June 29, 2020Best Family Vacation in Wisconsin #3 - Lake Geneva    Bleu Magazine, June 18, 2020Charming Lake Geneva, WI

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four-Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva. Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 356 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas. On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 609.

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