Grand Geneva nears completion of third phase of renovations: Slideshow

The current renovations will be completed by Memorial Day weekend.

Grand Geneva nears completion of third phase of renovations: Slideshow

The Grand Geneva Hotel & Resort is preparing for a busy travel season this summer with the completion of the resort's third phase.

The resort, which has 358 guest rooms, began renovating in 2021. The lobby lounge and Grand Cafe were upgraded. A new outdoor area called The Landing was also added. The resort upgraded its guest rooms in 2022 with new standup showers, and design elements including stone and wood.

The Grand Geneva will be completing renovations in the rest of its guestrooms this year to match the new design of the bathrooms. The renovations are expected to be finished by Memorial Day Weekend, which starts May 26.

Skip Harless, general manager of The Grand Geneva, said that the initial response to the renovations has been phenomenal. Former guests were invited to stay at the resort to experience the new upgrades.

He said that it would help to bring back some of his guests who loved Grand Geneva.

The Grand Geneva has not disclosed the total cost of these upgrades. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, located at 7036 Grand Geneva Way, is a Marcus Hotels & Resorts hotel. Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a Milwaukee-based division of The Marcus Corp.

The renovation will continue in phases. The Grand Geneva will renovate the 60,000 square foot events space in December, with completion expected by spring 2024. The golf pro shop, the spa, and the fine dining restaurants will be renovated in a subsequent phase. This includes the restaurants Ristorante Brissago, Geneva ChopHouse, and Ristorante Brissago.

He said, "It is very extensive and we will end up covering every aspect of the resort." "We are so excited to have this chance to reinvent Grand Geneva, which has been around for many years. We hope everyone will visit us and see what we've created."

Harless stated that the Grand Geneva was preparing to have a successful summer and fall, with a mix between group business and leisure customers. He said the hotel's business is now back to its pre-pandemic levels. Harless noted that while staffing is a problem in all industries, there has been a decrease in turnover at the Grand Geneva. In peak season, Harless estimated that the resort had 1,100 to 1,200 employees.