Fountain Inn Revitalization

Posted on June 25, 2014

Beginning in March and throughout April, the Fountain Inn received several notable renovations and improvements.   

One of the first groups to experience the upgrades was the Church Planting Assessment Center (CPAC), introduced by Lakesiders Tom and Debbie Jones.

The 45-person group filled 22 hotel rooms and stayed at Lakeside Chautauqua in early April.

Debbie said her group “rested well” on the new mattresses, linens and bedding that were replaced in several Fountain Inn rooms. Decorative pillows and down comforters were new additions as well.

CPAC noted the Keurig coffee makers (with full amenities) as a favorite new feature.

Mini-refrigerators and microwaves were also placed in all rooms for guests’ convenience.

Flat screen TVs were installed, giving the traditional rooms a more modern feel, and all rooms were repainted and refreshed.

The bathrooms received just as many upgrades. Hairdryers were added, while shower curtains and towels were replaced.

Also, Bath & Body Works complimentary toiletries are now provided in every Fountain Inn room.

Debbie commented on the cleanliness of the hotel and meeting spaces.

“I never even saw anyone emptying the trash. It just disappeared,” she said.

She also remembered seeing Mary Ann Hirsch, director of Guest Services, working hard every morning.  

Debbie worked closely with Amber Scherling, director of Conference & Event Planning, to arrange meeting spaces and meals.

“Amber embodied the spirit of hospitality,” Debbie said. “Every arrangement was easy. She was so organized and accommodated even last minute changes.”  

CPAC met in Chautauqua Hall and the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.

“The spaces worked wonderfully and were presented professionally,” Debbie noted. “The rooms were well-equipped, and the sound was great.”

Last year, Chautauqua Hall was renovated for the comfort of lecture attendees and groups. This year, the Aigler Room was refreshed, including new curtains and paint.

Even though the Fountain Inn has received new features, the same spirit of hospitality filled the air.

“The Lakeside staff went the extra mile with services and led with their hearts,” Debbie said. “In April, they were in full spirit and showed a true willingness to serve.”

Guests visiting Lakeside Chautauqua and staying in the Fountain Inn will have an opportunity to experience the same amenities that CPAC enjoyed.

All are invited to consider bringing a group to Lakeside Chautauqua for conferences, family reunions or celebrations. Contact Amber Scherling, director of Conference & Event Planning, at (419) 798-4461, ext. 279 or conference@lakesideohio.com for more information.

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