Paquet Appointed Spa Director for Springs Eternal Spa at the Historic Bedford
PA, June 13, 2007 -- Véronique Paquet has been named spa director for the
Springs Eternal Spa at Bedford Springs Resort, the landmark property dating to
1796, which is scheduled to reopen in July. She previously served as the spa director
at Sundara Inn & Spa at Wisconsin Dells. Under her leadership, the property
unveiled the first spa residential community in the Midwest. During her tenure
at this destination spa, it was rated by Travel & Leisure magazine as the
#3 spa in the nation, receiving extended notice on ABCs Good Morning America.
Paquet previously worked for Noble House Hotels & Resorts serving as spa
director at the Inn & Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Little Palm
Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Florida. She also served as guest
recreation & activities director at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San
Earlier in her career, Paquet worked in communications
and media relations. She began her professional life working with the Omni Interlocken
Resort in Broomfield, Colorado.
Paquet is a graduate of the University
of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelors degree in world history and political
science. She is fluent is English and French. Ms. Paquet has relocated to Altoona,
About Bedford Springs Resort
The historic Bedford Springs
Resort, which dates to 1796, is undergoing a comprehensive renovation and expansion
program to create a 216-guestroom Four Star-quality destination resort.
National Historic Landmark resort has hosted such distinguished guests as Aaron
Burr, Daniel Webster, and seven US Presidents, including James K. Polk, William
Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ronald Reagan (while Governor) and James Buchanan,
who used Bedford Springs as his Summer White House. In 1857 in the Grand Lobby,
President Buchanan received the first transatlantic cable from Englands
A classic springs resort with many of the
original buildings and architectural elements still in place, the restored and
expanded Bedford Springs Resort will feature six restaurants, including the Crystal
Dining Room, the Frontier Tavern, the 1796 Room, Che Sara Sara Café, the
Turtle Shell, as well as over 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space with
pre-function areas to accommodate a wide variety of groups. The property will
also feature a restored 1905 swimming pool and solarium one of the first
in America, and the new Springs Eternal Spa complex, which will total 30,000 square
feet and have a full range of treatments designed around the seven unique springs
that are part of the property and the history of the resort. There will also be
a fitness area and a full service salon.
Outdoor amenities include the
restoration of the A.W.Tillinghast (1912) / Donald Ross (1923) 18-hole golf course
and a new pro shop. Ross, widely considered the father of American golf architecture,
re-designed the Tillinghast course and added his signature features, such as small
greens, serpentine bunkers, doughnut bunkers, false fronts on greens
and more. Also, the resort will offer an outdoor pool, sun decks, a snack bar,
25 miles of hiking trails, 265 miles of rural mountain biking trails traversing
the 2,200 acres of natural wooded landscape, and the Resort Rascals childrens
Additional activities and amenities are an historic
outdoor wedding grotto, spa garden, an outdoor pavilion on Red Oak Lake, fly fishing
streams, river rafting, carriage rides and day excursions and cross country skiing
Situated on 2,200 acres just outside the charming borough of
Bedford in south central, Pennsylvania, the Bedford Springs Resort is located
on Highway 220, three miles south of Exit 146 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Close
to the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 70, the resort
is a convenient two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh,
and two and one half hours from Philadelphia and four hours from New York City.
To learn more about Bedford Springs Resort, visit www.bedfordspringsresort.com
. The property is owned by Bedford Resort Partners, Ltd. Benchmark Hospitality
International operates the resort.
Bedford Resort Partners, Ltd., is the
owner and developer of the Bedford Springs Resort project. The partners include
The Ferchill Group of Cleveland, Ohio, a real estate development company that
specializes in historic rehabilitation projects, Chevron TCI, Inc., a leading
investor in tax credit rehabilitation projects in the United States and The Bedford
Springs Company, LLC.
Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent
hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates
resorts, conference centers, hotels and condominium resorts both domestically
and internationally. For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for
additional information, visit Benchmark's web site at www.benchmarkhospitality.com
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