Geneva Inn closing restaurant during renovation

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Staff | January 11, 2016

LAKE GENEVA—The Geneva Inn, N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva,  is temporarily closing its restaurant during a major renovation, according to a news release from the resort's management.

Renovation work of the restaurant and lounge will begin in February and is expected to be completed by the end of May, according to the release. During that time, the restaurant will be closed.

Between now and Jan. 24 there will be limited weekend service only: lunch and dinner will be offered on Fridays; breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on Saturdays; and brunch will be offered on Sundays.

The hotel remains open for overnight guests.

For more information, visit the inn's website at GenevaInn.com or call 800.441.5881.

According to Sean Skellie, a vice president with IDM Hospitality Management, the group that has been managing the hotel since 2015, diners' are seeking out more upscale experiences and menu items, but still want a “casual and inviting” atmosphere.

In the release, Skellie said the renovated restaurant would offer “fine dining but not fussy dining,” with an evening menu showcasing fresh seafood and steaks as well as an extensive wine cellar.

The redesigned floor plan will feature seating areas that allow for more unobstructed views of the lake, he said.

Skellie said there has also been a discussion of continued food and wine dinners as well as other culinary events hosted monthly at the restaurant.

A private dining area and renovated banquet spaces are also included in the construction plan, ideal for small meetings and intimate dinner gatherings and corporate events.

The Geneva Inn  has 37 guestrooms.

The resort is located on the southeast shore of Geneva Lake. It was built in 1990 on the same spot where a lodge or resort has stood since 1883. The resort has been owned by the same family for 25 years. 

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