Gazette Summer 2011


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Gazette Summer 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to our 245th year of the homestead!From all of us at The Homestead, we hope you are havinga year as productive and eventful as ours. To honor our245th birthday, we are renovating, celebrating, andcommemorating everything that makes The Homesteadone of the most special places in the world. During themonths ahead we have many wonderful activities andevents planned, including new recreational experiences,new seasonal food offerings, and so much more.The Homestead will be celebrating its 245th birthdayon August 27, and we’ll be bringing our treasuredhistory alive all year long, so it’s a great moment toplan a gathering here. Late Summer and early Fall areideal for meetings --a perfect time to enjoy our manyamenities, like traditional afternoon tea in the Great Hall.Our breathtaking landscape is just the right backdropfor all our outdoor activities, and everything is infusedwith a special kind of tradition and charm that only theBirthplace of Southern Hospitality can offer.The Homestead mission is to create an inspiredenvironment for you and your colleagues to gatherand celebrate your own missions and successes. Ourmeetings team delivers exceptional service and providesan array of events and experiences, thereby offeringunique opportunities for your entire group to enjoy.Please come by and say hello during your next meeting.I look forward to seeing you soon.Warm regards,Peter FaraoneVice President and General Manager
  2. 2. : to meet at the top 5 reasons homestead1. Location, Location, Location – The number one reason our groups tell us they’ve chosen The Homesteadis because of the ‘where’ factor. Nestled in the spectacular Allegheny mountains of Virginia, your attendees areheld happily and productively captive in a setting so beautiful, it’s hard to believe you’re so accessible to east coastair and auto transportation.2. Space, Space and More Space - with over 72,000 square feet of meeting and function space compared to483 rooms, our ratio allows not only flexibility for meeting planners but also variety for guests. With this manyvenues to take advantage of, your meetings stay fresh, enticing and productive.3. Activities, Activities and More Activities - From our Championship and Nationally Ranked Golf to ourEuropean Spa, The Homestead has every imaginable activity available to attendees. In addition to the standard list,we also offer unique experiences like falconry, archery, carriage rides or kayaking....the list is full of possibilities.Not to mention, your own Teambuilding Ropes Course tucked away in a stunning Virginia Mountainside location.4. The Birthplace of Southern Hospitality - We acquired this name for a reason, and it’s evident whenyou’re here. Generations of family members have served guests at The Homestead for over a century. That kind ofhistory, commitment and expertise is impossible to find anywhere else. Our staff love The Homestead and expressit daily in their personal attention provided to each is simply what we do!5. All Under One Big, Beautiful and Historic Roof - When you add 300 acres to 72,000 square feet,what you get are lots of options and even more convenience. Indeed, it’s easy to think of The Homestead as theworld’s largest Cruise Ship on Land. We are self-contained, walkable and, yes, under one roof. We have our ownpainters, electricians, plumbers, transportation - whatever you need, it’s all right here, right now. Over the years, our guests have been telling us that one of their favorite things about coming to The Homestead is the warm, personal greeting they receive from our friendly staff on arrival. Here’s a shout-out to our truly special bellmen and doormen for making each and every guest feel…well, at home!
  3. 3. What’s new? after 245 years, the best keeps getting better...We can’t wait to show off the beautifully renovated guestrooms in our Majestic Tower and historic West Wing. The newmarble bathrooms, pedestal sinks, window treatments, bedding and carpeting only serve to make these much requestedrooms all the more inviting. Come see the improvements for yourself!Now, when you step off the dance floor in the Grand Ballroom, you’ll be stepping onto our elegant new carpeting. This14,000 square-foot signature room has never looked better, ready for yet another century of historic celebrations.What better way to commemorate our 245th year than a complete update of our Commonwealth Room? This 7,200square foot room now boasts brand new carpeting, new coffered ceiling, and a spectacular lighting and sound system.Best of all, the legendary hand-painted murals have been so carefully restored that you can now enjoy the depiction ofVirginia’s four most famous homes - Monticello, Mount Vernon, Williamsburg US First Capital Building and The Homestead– as if they, too, were brand new again. to go! New offerings to enjoy when you’re on your way... Martha’s Market now features our doughnuts to go! Plus macaroons that are so popular, we’ve taken to sending guests home with the recipe. We’ll also send you home with some fresh banana bread, our featured departure gift.
  4. 4. the homestead 245th $245 per person, anniversary per night, single occupancy* meeting package Join us in honoring the traditions that generations of guests have $175 per person, per night, double treasured for almost two and a half centuries at the birthplace of occupancy*Southern Hospitality. Let us help you plan a very special meeting in a Taxes and 15% daily resort very special place…at a very special time in our history. charge not includedPackage is for two and includes:• Luxurious Room Accommodations • Breakfast and Dinner Daily • AM and PM Coffee Breaks Daily$20 Activity Credit Daily • Available over select HOT DATES for the remainder of 2011 to groups of10 rooms or more.*Groups have a 10-room per night minimum. Offer is not applicable to previously booked business. Cannot be used inconjunction with other Homestead or KSL offers for group business. GATHERINGS : THE new canaan society Meeting “We returned to The Homestead again this year for our Annual Retreat, as 400 men gathered from 30 states as well as the U.K. and Australia. The Homestead is a world-class venue and offers our attendees a true ‘retreat’ with its natural beauty, charm and elegance. From golf to skeet shooting to bowling to an outstanding fitness facility, there is a broad and varied offering of activities for the men. The meeting space accommodates our numerous needs from several smaller Breakout Sessions to the large group meetings and the food is exquisite! What we value most about The Homestead is the people. There is a team of people in every department ready and willing to serve our group with a smile. Whenever we are at The Homestead, we feel like we have come home.” – Lisa Michalski, New Canaan Society
  5. 5. 1766 Homestead drive Hot springs, va 24445 8 7 7 . 8 9 9 . 1 2 8 5 The homestead: then & now{golf PLAY} {HORSE PLAY} {LAWN PLAY}