Community Forums to address future accommodations

Posted on July 22, 2014

Nearly three years ago, the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors formed an Accommodations Task Force, now a standing board committee, in an effort to develop short and long-term strategies to improve the accommodations offered to guests.

The primary goal, established by the board, was to ensure that Lakeside accommodations meet the needs and expectations of the 21st century guest, while developing the financial resources for long-term sustainability and advancement.

The committee has only focused on Lakeside’s two hotel properties to date but will be expanding its focus in the future.

A significant amount of research and planning has occurred, and the task force is now prepared to share the board’s vision with the broader Lakeside community as it seeks further input.

The next planned Community Forum will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 in Orchestra Hall.

Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. All are invited to attend.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Plans to faithfully restore and expand the historic Hotel Lakeside
  •  Fountain Inn renovation plan
  •  Strategies to operate both hotels year-round
  •  Target markets for each property
  •  Guest services to be offered
  •  Plans addressing group housing and cottage rentals

For more information, download the Frequently Asked Questions about the report of the Accommodations Task Force to the Lakeside Board of Directors.