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Skytop Lodge Recognized With AAA Four Diamond Rating
Less than 6 percent of 28,000 approved properties achieve this distinction, says AAA
SKYTOP, Pa. (June 13, 2017)—Skytop Lodge announced today that the property has attained the AAA Four Diamond Rating, ranking Skytop as a premier establishment.
According to AAA, fewer than six percent of the 28,000 approved properties achieve this prestigious distinction.
“We’re honored to receive the AAA Four Diamond award. We’re proud of the property and the level of service we provide to our guests, and this award just reinforces the dedication of our team,” said Skytop Lodge General Manager Jeff Rudder.
In celebration of this distinction, Skytop Lodge is offering AAA members 10 percent off its Bed and Breakfast package, which includes overnight accommodations and a bountiful breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold dishes including an array of pastries, fruit and yogurt, eggs and sides. Guests should use the promo code AAABED when booking on the website.
To be considered for AAA rating and approval, restaurants and lodging facilities must undergo a thorough annual inspection by one of AAA’s full-time, trained professional evaluators. The inspectors conduct an unannounced evaluation and then assign a rating to establishments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Only establishments meeting the extensive quality criteria can receive the AAA Diamond rating.
Skytop has been serving guests for nearly 90 years and offers a wide variety of amenities and activities. The property prides itself on the level of service and experiences its offers to each guest.
For more information, visit the website or call 1-855-345-7759.
About Skytop Lodge
Since opening its doors in 1928, the iconic Skytop Lodge has become the ultimate destination for time-honored traditions and memory-making excursions. The 5,500-acre playground nestled in the Pocono Mountains provides plentiful amenities for guests of all ages.
With 192 guest rooms, suites and cottages, accommodations are comfortable yet refined. There are a variety of dining options sure to please any palate. Guests can unwind in the resort’s spa or play on the championship-level, 18-hole golf course designed to challenge both the experienced and the novice golfer. Skytop Lodge boasts both an indoor and an outdoor pool, as well as a beach with a swimming lake for guests to enjoy. Adventurers can rediscover nature along myriad hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, pristine lakes, mountain vistas and clear streams.
Located in the Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is a short drive from New York City, Philadelphia and other areas in New England. Nearby airports include Avoca and Lehigh Valley.
Skytop Lodge was recognized by USA Today as a top family resort in the “10 Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest and now holds the AAA Four Diamond Award distinction.
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
NORMANDY FARM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
WELCOMES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH
BLUESTONE FINE ART GALLERY
History meets modern day design with the pending completion of the
landmark resort’s multimillion dollar renovations
BLUE BELL, PA (June 13th, 2017) – Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center is
excited to announce the addition of a contemporary art gallery in the resort’s conference
center. Old City Philadelphia’s Bluestone Fine Art Gallery will transform the common
areas of Normandy Farm’s conference center into a farm-chic art experience designed to
engage corporate retreat guests and meeting attendees. Conference guests now can
experience active breaks featuring art tours that stimulate the mind for a more productive
day of strategy and business planning.
The opening exhibit will highlight twenty works of contemporary art from primarily local
artists who have achieved national recognition. The artwork will be presented in a range
of mediums, and all of the art will be available for purchase by the general public.
“Our travelling corporate guests crave the education our staff provides on local farms,
local craft breweries, and now the local artists of the region” said Gary Murray, Director
of Sales & Marketing of Hansen Properties, “and it brings us great joy to be able to add
excitement and culture to a day of meetings while simultaneously supporting the
The Bluestone Fine Art Gallery addition is part of a multi-million dollar 2017 renovation
to the property, including upgrades to the hotel rooms, main lobby, meeting space and
connected golf course at sister property, Blue Bell Country Club. The renovations serve
to further establish Normandy as the “Farm of The Future” for corporate retreat guests
“Our goal is to showcase the most engaging works in a welcoming atmosphere” said Pam
Regan, Owner of Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, “the charm of the property is apparent
when you venture behind the white wall at Normandy Farm, and we could not think of a
better space for our Montgomery County expansion.”
Bluestone in Blue Bell will open in early August with an exclusive grand opening event
for members of the press and Normandy Farm’s corporate clients.
ABOUT HANSEN PROPERTIES
Hansen Properties is a private family-owned company with two landmark destinations,
connected by One Historic Experience.
Normandy Farm Hotel and Blue Bell Country Club together comprise one of largest
hospitality centers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Located immediately adjacent to
each other and with common ownership, these facilities are on over 210 acres, with more
than 220,000 square feet of indoor space, and significant outdoor amenities including an
18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and a Philadelphia Business Journal Top
10 Largest Meeting Site. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of experiences, including fine
dining, elegant ballrooms, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, an historic
hotel, championship golf, swimming, and fitness.
ABOUT BLUESTONE FINE ART GALLERY
Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery has been operating in the
Old City District of Philadelphia. The gallery features original works by contemporary
and traditional artists in a range of mediums, including painting, ceramics and sculpture.
Bluestone’s artists hail from Philadelphia and around the country - many of the city's
most well-known and emerging artists have exhibited their works in group and solo
shows. Each month, Bluestone hosts new exhibitions that kick off during Philadelphia's
popular First Fridays that bring hundreds of art lovers into the neighborhood for special
events and openings year round.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Announces ‘Grand Fitting and Golf Expo’ on July 9
Event Kicks Off Shepherd’s Rock Grand Opening Celebration, Special Appearance by John Daly
(FARMINGTON, Pa.) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania – will host its inaugural “Grand Fitting and Golf Expo” at its world-class Golf Academy on July 9.
Beginning at 3 p.m., the event kicks off Nemacolin’s grand opening celebration for its much-anticipated new Pete Dye and Tim Liddy-designed Shepherd’s Rock golf course, which welcomes public play beginning on July 12. PGA TOUR player and 84 Lumber Classic past champion John Daly will make a special appearance at the demonstration along with a “meet and greet” with PGA professionals.
Representative equipment brands to be showcased include Titleist, PING, TaylorMade, Srixon, PXG, Mizuno, Bentley, Edel, Honma, Accra Golf Shafts, Mitsubishi Chemical, Swing Science and SeeMore Putters. Other scheduled events are highlighted by a trick shot performance by Nemacolin’s director of instruction, PGA Professional Eric Johnson. Johnson is a GOLF Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America.” Tours of the Golf Academy and entertainment by DJ Rambo are also part of the festivities.
“The Grand Fitting and Golf Expo will be a splendid kick-off for our Shepherd’s Rock grand opening and we are delighted John Daly will be on hand for the event,” says Mike Jones, director of golf and recreation. “We want folks to come out and enjoy all we offer at the Nemacolin Golf Academy, and discover firsthand why we’re one of the premier golf facilities in the U.S.”
The state-of-the-art golf instruction at Nemacolin offers an array of game improvement programming including: individual lessons, TrackMan® Golf Radar Solution, SAM Putt Lab, V1 Video System, BodiTracks, one-, two- and three-day golf schools, and one of the leading club-fitting centers on the East Coast. A commitment to growing the game also abounds, with numerous junior and family golf options.
“Based on the number of brand representatives and schedule of events, the Grand Fitting and Golf Expo promises to be one of the largest and most entertaining fitting and demo day experiences that is open to the public,” adds Johnson. “We are thrilled to host an event that showcases the many world-class components of the Nemacolin Golf Academy – from its highly-regarded instruction programs to its on-site club fitting center and advanced technological game-improvement features.”
For more information on this grand opening event, please call the Nemacolin Golf Academy at 724.329.6111.
Perched high atop the Allegheny Mountains, the 7,151-yard Shepherd’s Rock course will offer extraordinary golf in a spectacular setting. The rolling bucolic terrain is ideal to fully utilize Dye’s brilliant imagination in fashioning a routing sure to draw raves from both media and guests. Shepherd’s Rock is the only Mid-Atlantic layout and Pete Dye-designed golf course opening in 2017.
For more information: www.nemacolin.com, 866.399.6957.
About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy.
Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring approximately 600 slots and 28 table games. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa collection and 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.