West Bay Beach Finalizes its Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
Wednesday June 12th, 2013 - 9:28AM BA
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TRAVERSE CITY, MI—The West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, a full service hotel, has completed an extensive multi-million dollar hotel renovation. The hotel's total hotel refresh includes the renovation of its 179 guestrooms, public corridors, lobby, meeting and event space, outdoor pool area, exterior facade, and business and fitness centers.
"We are doubly thrilled about presenting a beautifully renovated product to our guests as well as becoming a part of the Holiday Inn Resort family," Deborah Brown, hotel general manager, said in a statement. "We are looking forward to being a premier vacation destination as well as a unique venue for corporate retreats and destination weddings in the Grand Traverse Bay area."
The hotel creates a gracious sense of arrival for its guests with a fully renovated lobby featuring check-in pods, contemporary new seating areas, and a concierge desk to assist with activity planning in the Traverse City area. Throughout the property, the hotel presents a new urban design featuring contemporary seating, wall art, and a design palette of bright teals, sophisticated oranges, and deep brown hues.
Each of its fully renovated guestrooms has been refreshed with all new wall treatments, carpeting, and furniture. Each guestroom also features updated bathrooms, 42-in. flat screen hi-definition televisions, safes, and refrigerators. The hotel also added two family suites for traveling families looking to stay together, which includes bunk beds, beanbags, and a separate playroom.
Coupled with its premier waterside location on Grand Traverse Bay, West Bay Beach's fully renovated meeting space provides the ideal destination for corporate events and weddings. The hotel increased its event space to 7,000 square feet with the addition of two meeting rooms that offer stunning waterfront views.
Additional enhancements to the property include a refurbished outdoor pool featuring a new deck and all new contemporary outdoor furniture including cabanas, a refreshed indoor pool now featuring a hot tub and sauna, a brand new business center, and an upgraded fitness facility that now offers all-new LifeFitness equipment to keep travelers on their workout routine during their travels.
West Bay Beach also offers a unique assortment of amenities including sailboat, canoe, kayak, and Jet Ski rentals right off the dock from the hotel; beachside fitness programs including boot camp and yoga; and poolside movies and storytelling.
West Bay Beach has also upgraded its dining establishments premiering Shimmers on the Bay, a new upscale restaurant led by Executive Chef Deric Ham formerly of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.
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