LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is pleased to announce that it has just completed a major redesign of its indoor lobby space and added outdoor dining to its 1,300 acre AAA Four Diamond property.
The design project is led by New York City based architecture and design firm, Rotett Studio.
Recently, a 60-seat outdoor dining area, The Landing, was added to the property and is now open to all. The new 900 sq. ft. outdoor patio space features a covered pergola, adjustable-height glass railings, overhead fans, and heating, allowing diners and guests to enjoy the space from early spring through late autumn. The resort’s Executive Chef Nelly Buleje launched a new seasonal menu for new terrace space, inspired by the restaurant’s impressive outdoor views.
The resort’s Grand Café has also been reconfigured to include a large central banquette in the dining room, and a separate buffet area inspired by a large open kitchen. This area includes a large stone island that can be used to serve food at breakfast, set for dinner or rented out for private events.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa managing director Stephen Magnuson says the resort made good use of the time during COVID closures and restrictions in planning renovations to enhance guests’ experiences. “We’re excited to open up these experiences for guests and visitors just in time for the beginning of summer.”
The resort’s lobby and lobby lounge have also been newly reimagined as an open-concept space featuring large windows allowing guests to enjoy the natural light and landscape views the resort has to offer.
James Cull, design director at Rottet Studio and associate principal, explains that the lobby lounge was designed to resemble a modern lodge with large, loft-like spaces for dining, socializing and working. “This contemporary mixed-approach is similar to how one hosts guests in their own country home or lake house.” The lobby lounge bar has also been extended offering more comfortably spaced seating opposite a large stone fireplace. The furnishings are upholstered in a contemporary palette of neutral fabrics, and natural leathers and woods.
“The natural saddle leather, neutral heavy-weave textiles, and raw timber, give the space an authentically cozy-feeling – perfect for families by the fire, colleagues socializing after a day of meetings, and those looking to spend some time resting in the country.”
In addition to these upgrades, guests and visitors have access to award-winning restaurants and programming as well as two championship golf courses, a WELL spa and salon.