Geneva-on-the-Lake Lodge Breaks Records

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — New attractions, features and amenities have helped The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake achieve its most successful year to date.

Three of its four consecutive record-breaking months this year each exceeded $1 million in hotel revenue and helped maintain the resort’s average annual revenue growth of 11%, which it has enjoyed for the last three years, the Lodge reported this week.

Eric Frantz, general manager, credited renovations and new amenities as part of the reason for the success, and said there is more to come in 2019.

“The launch of the first full season of Lake Erie Canopy Tours in 2018, along with the addition of 25 cottages and a variety of other renovations throughout the past several years has enhanced the attraction of the Lodge as a premier weekday and weekend destination on the shores of Lake Erie,” Frantz said. “While the summer months have always been strong, we continue to enjoy robust leisure, corporate meeting and group business throughout the year.”

In 2019, more additions and renovations are in store for the Lodge, including the addition of a grand portico that should be completed early in the year. It will feature a new, covered front entrance that has three lanes, a waiting area for wine shuttles and is high enough to accommodate a bus. Nightly resort fees paid by Lodge and cottage guests will fund the portico. The fees are dedicated to property improvements and have paid for installation of the fire terrace, walkways and landscaping.

The grand portico will be completed in early 2019.

By spring, renovations to the grand ballroom will be complete, including a built-in beverage bar and lighting enhancements with a new, expanded color palette range. Other additions include row and paddle boat rentals at Lake Erie Canopy Tours and a new wine shuttle.

Renovations to the ballroom include a built-in beverage bar and lighting enhancements.

Since opening in 2004, the Lodge has been a driver of economic development in the area, said Ashtabula County Commissioner Casey Kozlowski.

“The Lodge has helped foster substantial economic benefits for Ashtabula County and its residents,” Kozlowski said. “As a top regional leisure and business travel destination, the Lodge has contributed significantly to Ashtabula County by helping create new opportunities for area business growth and expansion, as well as substantial job creation.”

Pictured above: Nightly resort fees paid by Lodge and cottage guests will fund the construction of the new grand portico to be completed in early 2019.

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