Stowe Mountain Lodge prepares to open new additions

first_imgStowe Mountain Resort,With the launch of the new winter season, Stowe Mountain Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort are poised for a grand re-opening. A multitude of new additions including the South Wing of Stowe Mountain Lodge, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, new menu launch in both of Stowe Mountain Lodge’s dining options, KidSpa and additional meeting space will nearly simultaneously open in December 2010. Stowe Mountain Resort officially opened for the 2010/2011 winter season on November 24. The centerpiece of Stowe Mountain Resort is undoubtedly the four-diamond, ski-in ski-out Stowe Mountain Lodge located at the heart of the resort.  Stowe Mountain Lodge will open an additional 173 guest rooms on December 10, more the doubling the current capacity of the lodge and bringing the total room count to 312. The South Wing of Stowe Mountain Lodge will feature the same lavishly appointed accommodations as the 2-year old North Wing.The culinary team at Stowe Mountain Lodge is preparing to launch a new menu for the signature restaurant Solstice and apres-ski lounge Hourglass. Stowe Mountain Lodge appointed new Executive Chef Tiffany Sawyer last month, a 21-year luxury hospitality veteran, who will create the new menus which will be released in December 2010, just in time for ski-season.With its grand opening slated for December 27, Stowe Mountain Resort will also be home to the 420-seat state-of-the-art Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is located just a few yards from the South Wing of Stowe Mountain Lodge, and will host a variety of music, dance and cinema performances.The Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge will launch a KidSpa in December 2010, dedicated to providing fun and simplistic spa services to children of all ages. The KidSpa will not only provide parents with additional children entertainment options, but it will also allow kids to stop, breathe and re-sensitize to their surroundings.Boasting over 56,000 square-feet of flexible meetings space, Stowe Mountain Resort is now the largest meetings venue in Vermont. With options including 12,000 square feet of indoor meeting space at Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Resort accommodates a diverse spectrum of groups. SOURCE Stowe Mountain Lodge. STOWE, Vt., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — About Stowe Mountain LodgeThe new Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a new $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years.  As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy five-star service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options.  The lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar.  In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club.  Rooms begin at $435 for a studio unit, with special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.stowemountainlodge.com(link is external). For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.About Destination Hotels & ResortsDestination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com(link is external) or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Senior Day derailed: No. 17 Badgers fall to Boilermakers, 69-56

first_imgView Gallery (3 Photos)Senior Day is always supposed to be bittersweet.But, for the first time ever under head coach Bo Ryan, Wisconsin sent its seniors off the Kohl Center floor for the final time in their careers with a feeling that was just bitter.Playing the role of spoiler, Purdue (14-15, 7-9) steamrolled back from a five-point halftime deficit, outscoring No. 17 Wisconsin (20-9, 11-5) by 18 points in the second half, propelling the Boilermakers to a 69-56 victory over the Badgers Sunday afternoon.Purdue’s D.J. Byrd finished the game with 22 points – bolstering his team’s second half surge with a 6-for-9 shooting performance from outside – to lead all scorers, while Wisconsin’s Jared Berggren led his team with a 13-point, eight-rebound effort. “I’ve been through a lot of these over the years atdifferent places,” Ryan said. “We’ve gone in and knocked people off on theirsenior days. You just never know.”“It’s tough,” Berggren said. “For it to come to an end playing at the Kohl Center like this, it’s an emotional moment, especially after a loss. I was probably hurting more about [the loss] to be honest; this is a pretty big loss for us.”The loss was a crippling blow to the Big Ten title hopes of Wisconsin, who now move to third place in the Big Ten and two games behind first place Indiana with just two games remaining.The key turning point of the game came with the Badgers up 42-33 with a little more than 17 minutes left to play when Wisconsin redshirt senior forward Ryan Evans picked up his third foul, sending him to the bench.After that, it was all Boilermakers, as the team went on an 11-0 run with Evans out of the lineup and outrebounded the Badgers 7-0 during the stretch. Terone Johnson, who finished with 16 points, soon found enough space to make a pair of runners in the lane, while Byrd hit two threes to give Purdue their first lead since the 15-minute mark in the first half.“We did a poor job of defending Byrd,” Berggren said. “He hurt us pretty bad with some of those threes he hit. [Johnson’s] floaters, we gave them a little bit too much space off the screen and rolls. We didn’t do a good enough job of squeezing them.An 11-0 run soon turned to a 20-2 run, as Johnson continued to terrorize the Badgers inside with his penetration, scoring eight points over the Boilermakers’ scoring outburst.“We thought if Terone Johnson could get in the lane against them and get deep enough he could be able to make some plays there,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter said. “We tried to just stay with it.”Down 52-43, Wisconsin and the Kohl Center crowd got a booster shot in the arm from an alley-oop from Evans to Berggren, sparking five unanswered points for the Badgers, cutting their opponent’s lead to five.But, Johnson and Byrd had an answer that effectively ended any hopes of a Wisconsin comeback. Johnson got into the paint for another leaner in the lane, while on the next possession Byrd hit a three, this time curling off of a double screen from Rapheal Davis and Terone Johnson, putting Purdue comfortably in control with a 59-50 lead.The first half saw both teams shoot more than 45 percent from the field, with Wisconsin shooting 51.9 and Purdue converting 46.4 of their shots from the floor.Evans, who entered the game shooting just 39 percent from the field, started off the game on a tear, converting 4-of-5 shots, all 15-foot jumpers from around the perimeter.Byrd hit a pull-up three on the left wing off a screen from Travis Carroll to give Purdue an 11-9 lead early in the half, but it would prove to be the last lead the Boilermakers would hold in the game’s first 20 minutes.A pull-up jumper from Traveon Jackson off an assist from Sam Dekker tied the game, and on the following possession Ben Brust squared up a closing-out Carroll and pulled the string on a deep-three, hitting nothing but net.The Badgers then benefitted from a bit of a lucky bounce from Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year hopeful Dekker, who banked in a three from the top of the key to extend the Wisconsin lead to 17-13.The Badgers jumped out in front even further with a 10-0 run thanks to another three from Dekker and two back-to-back jumpers from a red-hot Evans.But, the Boilermakers found a way to claw back with a 7-0 run of their own, as a three from Byrd and four quick points from Johnson brought the score to a 36-31 Badger lead at half after Purdue trailed at one point by 12.The momentum and confidence of the Boilermakers proved too much for the Badgers as did their own poor performance from the field, shooting a measly 30 percent in the second half and failing to convert on any of their 12 attempts in the second half from deep.“It’s tough, just thinking of all the time you’ve put in with these guys and all the memories we’ve made,” Berggren said. “For it to come at an end playing at the Kohl Center, it’s an emotional moment, especially after a loss.”Notes: Entering Sunday’s game, the Badgers had never lost on Senior Day under Bo Ryan. UW’s streak of 11-straight wins in home finales was the record in the Big Ten. … UW lost to an unranked Big Ten opponent at the Kohl Center for just the third time in Bo Ryan’s 12 seasons, falling to 69-3 in such games. … The Badgers fell to 8-10 against Purdue in the Bo Ryan era. The Boilermakers are the only team in the conference to own a winning record against the Badgers’ head coach during his time with the program.last_img read more

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