The Beat Category - places to stay Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:10:07 GMT Travel and Leisure Magazine places Mirror Lake Inn among world’s 500 best hotels Iconic lakeside resort is the North Country's lone representative on prestigious T + L list Lake Placid, N.Y. - The latest issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine has included Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid in its list of their 500 best hotels worldwide. In a breakdown by state, the lakeshore resort overlooking Mirror Lake was seventh best in all of New York State. It graded ahead of such landmarks as the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan, Peninsula New York, Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Hotel Elysee Midtown East and the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa receives AAA Four Diamond Award for 30th straight year The View Restaurant is Four Diamond acclaimed for the 7th consecutive year Lake Placid, N.Y. - At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row. The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running AAA Four Diamond property in the entire state, behind just The Carlyle in Manhattan. In addition, The View Restaurant, located inside the hotel, collected the Four Diamond achievement for the seventh straight year. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Springhill Suites Albany/Colonie Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Recognized as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site Albany, N.Y. - SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Holiday Valley Announces $3.7 MM in Improvements Ellicottville, N.Y. - With the successful conclusion of the 2013-14 winter season, Holiday Valley's President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced the reinvestment of $3.7 million in resort improvements. According to Eshbaugh, "One of the keys to Holiday Valley's success is that we consistently reinvest in our resort. We stay at the forefront of technology, but also keep our guests coming back because they know we work hard to make their time at Holiday Valley memorable and fun." Headlining the projects is the installation of 54 new HKD Impulse automated snowguns. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa Extends an Easter Weekend Invitation for the Entire Family Lake Placid, N.Y. - Whiteface Mountain has just announced that with 85 % of its terrain still available for skiing and riding, the 1980 Olympic Mountain will operate daily through Easter Sunday, April 20. That means top-to-bottom carving and turning over the greatest vertical drop East of the Rockies. Spend Easter break with us for some brilliant late-season fun on the snow. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT 2014 Marks 40th Anniversary for Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, NY $40 Anniversary Package Offered, Celebratory Travel Deals to Continue into 2014 Lake Placid, N.Y. - The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Lake Placid, NY's family-owned, green resort, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, highlighted by a limited-time $40 Anniversary Package available to visitors throughout the year during key travel times. "This year is all about celebration for us, my Mom ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMT Readers of Conde Nast Traveler rank Mirror Lake Inn # 1 in the Northeast; 5th among Ski Hotels in North America; 2nd for food in ski country Iconic hotel is lone Lake Placid property to offer combination AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining overlooking Mirror Lake Lake Placid, N.Y. - With the release of two recent readers' surveys, Conde Nast Traveler skiers and visitors alike agree that Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid is among the finest upscale lodging properties on the continent. In back-to-back readers' polls, a ... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:00:00 GMT Holiday Valley Resort Opens for 2013-14 Season Ellicottville, N.Y. - The cold and snowy November weather combined with Holiday Valley's powerhouse snowmaking system will allow the resort to open for the 2013-14 winter season on Friday, November 29, 2013. 5 quad chairlifts and a handle tow will operate from 9:00AM to 10:00PM. We anticipate 11 or more trails will be open with terrain available for beginners through advanced skiers and ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT Spa at Mirror Lake Inn Wins Coveted Spafinder Wellness 365™ Readers’ Choice Award Voted Favorite Spa in Best for Ski and Snow   Lake Placid, N.Y.  - Spafinder Wellness 365TM, the world's best resource for feeling good and living well all year round, has announced that the Spa at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid has been named a prestigious 2013 Readers' Choice Award winner.  The 2013 Awards attracted an unprecedented level of worldwide consumer participation, ... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Ski & Save Packages Offer Early Bird Deals Experience Winter in the Adventure Capital of the Catskills at Big Mountain Resorts Greene County, N.Y.  - Just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, Greene County's legendary ski resorts welcome skiers and riders of all abilities for winter adventure that lasts all season long. Ski and snowboard Hunter Mountain, boasting "New York's Largest Snow Tubing Park," or ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT