Newark property under new ownership

December 23, 2017 by  

Newark’s Cherry Valley Lodge now has new owners who plan to restore the property to its former glory by making major renovations.

The lodge has been bought by Granville’s Wexford Lodging Advisors, and Widewaters Hotels, from Syracuse, New York. They plan to spend $13m renovating the lodge, which has 200 rooms.

The lodge’s water park, which was already closed, will be converted into an event and exhibition center that offers 45,000 square feet of space.

John Rosen, Wexford Lodging’s president, said his company worked with the City of Newark to devise a plan that made it possible to complete the deal. Jeff Hall, the mayor of Newark, said the lodge is important to the continued growth of the city.

The lodge is located on 18 acres, and is famous for having both a botanical garden and an arboretum on the grounds. The flowers and greenery, as well as landscaped courtyards, have made the lodge a destination for weddings; it can accommodate up to 500 people at special events. In total, 16 of the rooms have Jacuzzi tubs, and the hotel also offers a fitness center. In addition, for people who would rather be outside, the lodge is located near a number of trails.

Projects like this can benefit if developers work with a brochure printing company to create colorful pieces that show the proposed updates and renovations, building anticipation of a reopening.