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The Lodge at Amicalola Falls Begins a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 21, 2014



DAWSONVILLE, Ga., July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A major renovation of the Lodge at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, GA is now underway. Opened in 1991, the 57 guestroom Lodge, that also offers 14 separate cabins and the popular hike-in only accommodations, will receive a major redesign under the direction of the State of Georgia and the management of Coral Hospitality. The Lodge, which will remain open to guests during the renovation process, will welcome visitors in late fall with an alluring new lobby, completely refreshed guestrooms, and extensive upgrades and improvements to all of the cabins.

"Amicalola State Park with its beautiful falls and dramatic scenery is a great source of pride for the state of Georgia," said Cynthia Segers, General Manager the Lodge at Amicalola. "The renovations at the Lodge and cabins are designed to enhance our visitors' experience, provide world-class accommodations and dining, while reflecting on the iconic and beautiful park setting," added Ms. Segers.

Drawing from the surrounding beauty of the Amicalola Waterfalls, guests will find an exquisite sense of place. Handsome furnishings in the Craftsman style will be arranged in the new Lobby for conversation, with the focal point of the gathering space being a natural fireplace. From the Lobby guests will experience Amicalola Falls through artwork and photography. The popular Maple Restaurant will receive a new outdoor dining area overlooking the beautiful mountains. There will also be the addition of sophisticated new meeting rooms and event space that is perfect for small business gatherings or social events including weddings. In addition, all of the public restrooms will be upgraded with elegant new fixtures and marble countertops.

Each of the Lodge's 57 guestrooms will be given a fresh, designer look with new windows, flooring and wall coverings in rich earth tones complemented with natural wood and stone textures. Guests will enjoy new luxury king and queen sized bedding with plush duvets. Bathrooms are being upgraded with new marble countertops, and for additional comfort there will be new lighting, new electronics and 42" flat screen TVs. Each of the 14 cabins will also receive a complete remake with new flooring, new furnishings, and renovated bathrooms. Kitchens will be upgraded and guests will find new beds and new bedding, as well as flat screen TVs.

More About The Lodge at Amicalola State Park

Only one-and-a-half hours north of Atlanta, The Lodge at Amicalola Falls is a stunning hideaway, overlooking the Southeast's highest and most spectacular waterfall at 729 feet. In addition to the Lodge accommodations, Amicalola State Park also offers a selection of cabins, as well as the park's famous hike-in only accommodations. The Lodge is a beautiful setting for group meetings, family gatherings and conferences with facilities that can accommodate up to 250 people, offering full catering facilities as well as the Maple Restaurant which is open year-round and features a selection of regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Lodge is steps away from the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor Center, where visitors can see live animals, check maps, enjoy special exhibits, and learn about the nearby Appalachian Trail. An 8.5 mile trail connects the visitor center with Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,175 mile long Appalachian Trail. Guests of the lodge can also explore the park, and take day hikes on a series of other trails.

The park provides recreational, cultural, educational, and team-building programs throughout the year. Other nearby attractions include: Dahlonega Gold Museum, Georgia wine country, the alpine village of Helen, Burt's Pumpkin Farm, Chestatee Golf Course, White Water River Rafting, Horseback Riding, the Blue Ridge Scenic Train, and the pink marble Tate House.

The Lodge at Amicalola Falls is located in the Amicalola Falls State Park, between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. It is easily accessible from State Route 52 on Top of the Falls Road. For more information and reservations call: 800-573-9656 or online at http://amicalolafallslodge.com.

Amicalola State Park and Lodge is managed by Coral Hospitality, the same professional hospitality industry management company that also manages Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA; Unicoi State Park and Lodge; George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge; Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club; and Little Okmulgee State Park and Lodge. For more information visit: www.coralhospitality.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Heath Carter Coral Hospitality 770-676-0385 hcarter@coralhospitality.com

Source: Lodge at Amicalola & Lodge at Unicoi


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