I travel globally, and I spend about 100 nights per year in IHG properties. Heading to a business conference in upstate New York I stopped at the halfway point because it sounded interesting, Lake George New York. This is the IHG® property in the town, what a treat! If you’re looking for a family retreat that will take you back in time to a time when families had fun together doing other things other than video games in the hotel room this is The place!!!!
Yes, I am here on business but I immediately FaceTime’d my family at home and told them this is where were coming on our next vacation. The town is charming with so many things to do that are complete old school, right now I’m watching a steam boat cruising around the lake in front of me!
But back to the hotel, this may be one of the best run properties I ever been at, their attention to detail is spectacular! I was immediately greeted very pleasantly in the lobby and was offered a strawberry daiquiri! Yes you heard that right! Then they gave me a program of the events for the rest of the week for family members on the property. This hotel is working hard to not only please the customers but to make sure they get return visits year after year.
Think of a hotel that has a wonderful swimming pool, playground and here is where things get different…….child size chess piece chessboard surrounded by beautiful grass, a putting green, a full size beautifully maintained basketball court and of all things two shuffleboard courts! You may have to ask your grandparents what those are.
But other than the spectacular view from my hotel room the most charming thing of all was I came out of the elevator and on a piece of furniture by the elevator there was a half eaten cookie! left by a child having a blast (yes the front desk hands out the cookies) I’m just looking around and every member of families here are having an absolute blast! I can’t wait to come back!