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The Rise of the Micro-Meetings No Zoom Dial-In Required

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 | Meetings

With businesses slowly opening back up to socially-distanced groups, many professionals are also taking a much-needed Zoom break and opting for small group gatherings and in-person meetings to reconnect and plan in person. Lake Geneva’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is observing this trend first hand with the rise of the in-person, socially-distanced micro-meeting of 10-15 people convening together, no virtual call dial-in required.  “Since reopening the resort in June, there has been increased interest from corporate groups and executive teams inquiring and holding small meetings,” said Brad Lyles, Grand Geneva’s director of sales and marketing. “Grand Geneva offers several creative options for these requests – including indoor and outdoor venues and the opportunity to use larger spaces that typically host hundreds of attendees. We’ve also been getting creative with underutilized spaces such as the Geneva Club Lounge to host these sm

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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is Offering Groups the Opportunity to Book Entire Resort Buildings

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 | Meetings

The award-winning Grand Geneva Resort & Spa located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin offers groups the opportunity to reserve private accommodations and book entire buildings throughout its 1,300 acre resort campus.Consistently rated as one of Wisconsin's top business and leisure resort destinations and the premier choice for conventions and meetings in Lake Geneva, WI, the resort offers a variety of functional conference space and room options designed to accommodate any event and social distancing requirements (all while following the resort's CleanCare Pledge).  And social distancing is easy (and fun) at 1,300 acre property. The resort offers plenty of seasonal outdoor experiences year-round such as beautiful Wisconsin hiking, mountain bike trails, skiing, horseback riding, motorized scooter rentals, classic car rentals, championship golf, tennis, and more.Grand Geneva's hotel buyout package includes:Private group accommodations with option to reserve a resort buildingBreakf

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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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Grand Dining Tailored for Your Group

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 | Dining , Meetings

When you have a large group looking to dine, private dining is the trendiest way to eat out at a restaurant and celebrate together. Private dining is a convenient option at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Whether you're hosting a small social gathering of business associates, a holiday party with your extended family or a celebratory dinner with friends, the resort would love the honor of hosting your special event. Grand Geneva's restaurants have private rooms available for your group to dine privately from the rest of the restaurant, catering to your event needs. Our private dining space accommodates from 32 to 40 people, depending on the restaurant, with different table arrangements. We customize the menu to fit your group's preference for taste and budget. For example, when you traditionally dine at Geneva ChopHouse, you can select anything off the menu & including the steaks sold by the ounce. At a private dinner, your guests select their food from a pre-det

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Fall Media Highlights

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 | Press Coverage

From the weather channel to the New York Post, read about Grand Geneva's fall media mentions.

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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 Nowhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/valentines-day/valentines-day-hotel-experiences Reader's Digest, February 6, 202017 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packageshttps://www.rd.com/advice/travel/valentines-day-hotel-packages/page/2/ Milwaukee Magazine, February 13, 2020Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.milwaukeemag.com/another-outdoor-igloo-dining-experience-comes-milwaukee-area/ Chicago Parent, February 19, 2020 (Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge)Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.chicagoparent.com/explore/travel/lake-geneva-family-guide/

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January 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Feb 04, 2020 | Press Coverage

HGTV, January 23, 2020The Gramping Travel Trend: Why Grandparents and Grandkids Should Travel Togetherhttps://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/travel/gramping-trip-ideas-grandparents-grandkids-picturesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 16, 2020 (Timber Ridge)When it's too cold to swim outside, check out one of these indoor waterparks in Wisconsinhttps://www.jsonline.com/story/life/wisconsin-family/2020/01/16/indoor-waterparks-wisconsin-great-family-recreation-winter/2776951001/Mommy Nearest, January 1, 2020 (Timber Ridge)Must-Visit Indoor Water Parks in the Chicago Areahttps://www.mommynearest.com/edition/chicago/article/must-vist-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  https://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/grand-geneva-resort-celebrates-years/article_88e849e7-4471-5bac-a430-4d2fc36220e0.html Lake Geneva Regional News, March 8Italian Restaurant Wins Diner’s Choice Awardhttps://www.lakegenevanews.net/entertainment/dining/restaurants/italian-restaurant-wins-diners-choice-award/article_cf2003ab-4971-56d4-9f62-5c6d501f48e2.html Illinois Meeting + Events, Winter 2020 IssueRoad Trip: Wisconsin Onlinehttps://il.meetingsmags.com/road-trip-wisconsin 

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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.

Whatever the time of year, visitors are always discovering something new – from a hillside turning crimson in autumn to the joys of Christmas in the Country, and annual winter celebration from November through the holidays. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on: