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Mirror Lake Inn Resort and SpaFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes first among waterfront properties in Northeast and New England and second in the nation

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Thanks to its many fans, friends and followers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid landed on the podium twice in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice polling for best waterfront properties in the country.

In a lineup featuring the 20 best waterfront hotels in the United States as submitted by a panel of travel industry experts, the iconic resort property in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, scored a gold medal as the top lakefront resort in the Northeast and New England and a silver medal as the number two waterfront resort in the nation. The month-long voting process ended August 16. This is not the first time the Inn has enjoyed recognition by USA Today, having earned 10Best silver medal and two bronze medals in previous polls.

del Lago LogoFirst scholarships of this kind awarded by del Lago, each valued at $

Waterloo, N.Y. - For the first time, del Lago Resort & Casino will be awarding four scholarships to participate in sommelier classes at Canandaigua-based New York Kitchen. Each valued at $2,200, these scholarships will allow four industry professionals or wine enthusiasts to complete Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and Level 3 in wine certification courses at no cost. Interested applicants can apply between Jun. 28 and Jul. 4 by submitting a 300-word essay describing their passion for wine and its impact on a culinary experience to WSET@NYKitchen.com.

del Lago LogoChanges go into effect this week following guidance from the State of New York

Waterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino is announcing updated hours of operation and rolling back food, beverage and gaming restrictions following yesterday’s announcement of the State having reached its 70% vaccination milestone and most Covid-19 related health and safety restrictions being lifted by the State of New York.

“We are able to provide guests the full-service entertainment experience the property was designed for, and our team is trained to deliver. Our guests can welcome back bar and beverage service on the gaming floor, increased gaming positions, removed dining capacity limits, and added amenities.” said Lance Young, Executive Vice President and General Manager of del Lago Resort & Casino.

del Lago LogoWins six industry awards from Casino Player magazine

Waterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino is excited to announce that their 205-room hotel has received a AAA Four Diamond Designation for the second year in a row. In addition, the casino’s food and beverage program was recognized with six first place wins in the Best Of Dining & Nightlife Awards (BODN) from Casino Player magazine.

del Lago Resort & Casino is one of only a few properties in the Finger Lakes region to receive the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Designation, which it has been awarded in 2020 and now in 2021. Diamond-designated properties offer a clean, comfortable experience consistent with the latest industry standards and AAA member expectations.

Nikki GlaserJul. 10th event marks del Lago’s return to live events, hosting in their on-site showroom

Waterloo, N.Y. – Nikki Glaser is coming to del Lago Resort & Casino on Jul. 10, 2021, headlining as the first act in their return to live, on-site events. The show will premier in del Lago’s The Vine Showroom and open at capacity to fully vaccinated guests (those who are at least 14 days past their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days past their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine).

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and SpaLake Placid, N.Y. – In more ways than one, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid wants to give employees a shot in the arm, and is ready to make it happen. On July 12, eight lucky winners will take home over $13,000 in cash or hotel prizes just by getting vaccinated for the coronavirus.

“While vaccination is not mandatory for employment at the Mirror Lake Inn, we feel it is most beneficial in fighting COVID-19. And it’s free for everyone,” said Ed Weibrecht, resort owner. “Most of our staff members have already gotten their shots. We’d like to see everyone fall under that category and decided to incentivize the process.”…

Whiteface Club & ResortWith COVID still in consideration, iconic club to offer all services

Lake Placid, N.Y. – One year after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid is about to enter the 2021 spring and summer season with operations much closer to normal than in 2020. Last year, the sister property to the nearby AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, entered the great unknown as did all resort operators, with nary a single notion as to what was about to occur.

The Opus WestchesterSpirited Sophistication Meets City Seduction at Westchester, New York’s Newest Urban Retreat 

White Plains, NY (April 15, 2021)  – The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its doors April 2021 in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes from the heart of New York City.  Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, hotels in the Autograph Collection offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. At The Opus, inspired interiors by New York-based Celano Design Studio will bring a luxe residential flair, capturing the calm of an inviting sanctuary retreat with a city soul and rich urban experience infused throughout the property.

Boldt Castle_SpringVisit Two Hotels & Get a Portable Mini-Cooler Stuffed with Goodies for the Drive

Buffalo, NY (April 6, 2021) – The Harbor Hotel Collection features the Empire State Road Trip designed to showcase three of New York State’s most popular regions and all the fun stops in between. Formerly housebound couples, families and friends, will enjoy a one-of-a-kind mini-vacation that includes outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, alfresco dining, and stays at AAA Four Diamond waterfront hotels: Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on Chautauqua Lake, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, located on Seneca Lake within the Finger Lakes, and 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. All hotels have adopted enhanced cleaning procedures and protocols per CDC guidelines for safety.