Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced it has entered into an agreement to assume hotel management responsibilities of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis. effective May 14, 2014. The property is owned by the Fiore Companies, Inc. based in Madison, Wis.
The Heidel House is a 190-room full-service resort and spa nestled on 20 wooded acres on the shore of beautiful Green Lake near Ripon, Wis. First welcoming guests as an estate dining room in 1945, the family-run retreat expanded as its reputation for hospitality and fine dining grew. Today, Heidel House Resort offers numerous amenities including 18,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, an award-winning luxury spa and three restaurants including Grey Rock, which has been named one of Wisconsin’s Top 25 Restaurants and has received the Wine Spectator Award every year since 2002.
“Heidel House Resort is only six miles from Ripon, Wis., where The Marcus Corporation began 79 years ago with the opening of the Campus Cinema in 1935. We have been committed to the area for many years and welcome this opportunity to bring our tradition of hospitality excellence and high-quality service and amenities to this distinctive property,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive vice president, The Marcus Corporation.
“We are pleased to work with Marcus Hotels & Resorts in managing this full-service resort,” said Dave Kruger, president of the Fiore Companies. “Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ strong Wisconsin roots make the company an ideal partner in maintaining the position of Heidel House as a leading Midwestern year-round destination.”
The Heidel House, on the shores of Green Lake, is approximately a 75 minute drive from Madison and 90 minute drive from Milwaukee, and is located just a few miles west of Lake Winnebago. In addition to its restaurants, meeting space and spa, other features include two lounges, a stand-alone ice cream parlor, the elegant Dartford ballroom accommodating up to 380 guests, a Carriage Tent event space for outdoor weddings and social events, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tranquil beach and lakefront, and nearby golf courses. The resort also has a 60-foot yacht, available for daily excursions on the lake, cocktail cruises, private dinners and receptions.
Known as a year-round destination, Heidel House Resort offers a boat rental and water sports area, hiking and biking trails and a variety of seasonal waterfront activities in summer. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating.
In 2013, the resort was voted Best Wisconsin Lakeshore Resort by meeting planners in the Best of Wisconsin Meetings awards.
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