Construction of Upscale Hamptons Cottage Style Boutique Hotel will begin Fall, 2018 with Second Phase New Clubhouse and Remodel of Existing Resort Clubhouse to Follow.
Altevers Associates, (www.Altevers.com ) announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on the new boutique hotel designed for Geneva National Resort, uniquely situated on the wooded slopes and shores of Lake Como in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. As part of the Master Plan, the construction of a new clubhouse and remodel of the existing resort clubhouse will begin after the hotel has been completed. Just a one hour’s drive from Milwaukee, and 90 minutes from Chicago, the resort boasts three picturesque and challenging golf courses designed by legendary Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.
“The new design direction for the club takes its cue from its lakeside setting, with a timeless, beachy, Hamptons-style nautical theme,” states architect Robert J. Altevers, AIA, NCARB, founder and managing principal, Altevers Associates. “The upscale cottage-style boutique hotel and clubhouse will overlook the new resort pool, two event lawns, the Gary Player golf course, and a nature preserve, and are all within a convenient walking distance of the club’s many amenities,” he continues.
“The upscale cottage-style boutique hotel and clubhouse will overlook the new resort pool, two event lawns, the Gary Player golf course, and a nature preserve, and are all within a convenient walking distance of the club’s many amenities.”
The 74,000 square foot luxury boutique hotel will include an additional 3,500 square feet of patios and decks, with 90 new suites in two and three-story cottages. Each suite includes a separate living and sleeping areas, oversized view bathrooms and plenty of closet space. The cottages include 12 family suites and 22 loft suites, each with a separate bedroom and family living and dining room. The interior design follows the overall direction and feel of the project. In harmony with its idyllic lakeside location, the finishes, furniture and fabric direction follow the Hamptons-inspired architecture in style and color palette. “We have reimagined the ‘beachy’ design direction in a fresh, transitional style,” adds Aimee Altevers, director of interior design, Altevers International. “Think of your favorite weekend lake house with a palette of smoky blues, soft grays, buttery yellows, and cool ivory tones, conceptualized in cozy, textural fabrics and leathers. The welcoming feel of the spacious and inspirational guest rooms will draw clients back season after season.”
Also planned is a new 19,000 square foot two-story clubhouse with a high energy bar and grill, a billiards/game room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service spa, a pool-side snack bar, and a multi-function event room for crafts, meetings and fitness classes. Seamlessly connected to the clubhouse is 8,000 square-feet of covered terraces, providing lounge and dining areas with an outdoor fireplace, soft seating and fire tables on the upper level, and snack bar seating and exterior fitness areas on the lower level. Common area amenities include a 5,000 square foot party garden with bocce ball courts, fireside lounge seating areas, family game areas and picnic tables; a 12,000 square foot resort-style pool and deck with cabanas, a kiddie pool, a whirlpool spa and fire pits; a 6,500 square foot garden; two pickle ball courts; a 10,000 square foot event lawn and wedding gazebo, and a 2,200 square foot lawn for smaller events. The ambience is complete with numerous outdoor fireplaces and fire rings to make use of outdoor spaces and the sport courts for a greater portion of the year. The event lawn makes Geneva National Resort & Club an ideal venue for a memorable occasion such as a picture-perfect wedding.
The new clubhouse has been designed with large windows and folding glass doors to maximize sunlight, breezes, and access to terraces and unobstructed views of the fairways, lake and surrounding hills. “By eliminating unnecessary walls and doors, we create a natural, uninhibited flow,” continues Robert J. Altevers. “The outdoor trellises and raised terraces provide shade in the summertime and heating elements in the wintertime to afford greater access and usability.”
The first phase of the resort project consists of 32 guest suites, the resort pool and exterior site amenities. The next phase of the project will include the clubhouse, the balance of guest suites, and a redesign of the existing clubhouse for resort conference use.
Internationally acclaimed Altevers Associates and Altevers International (www.Altevers.com) have provided award winning architecture, planning and interior design services for the luxury commercial and residential marketplaces for more than 43 years. With a global portfolio of notable projects to include resort hotels, country clubs, retail, restaurant, spa, fitness studios, and luxury residential, the Altevers name is synonymous with quality and luxury. Known for their meticulous attention to detail, fresh inspired design and commitment to excellence, each project begins with their client’s vision, and is grounded in a thorough understanding of site, lifestyle objectives, architectural influences, environment and sustainability. The high-quality design solutions the firm is known for are achieved by the thoroughness in the initial planning phase, with attention to the finest details. For many large commercial projects, years may pass from initial concept to completion, but that initial vision is immediately recognizable in the final walkthrough.
Geneva National Resort & Club is Lake Geneva’s premier must-visit destination. Owned and operated by longtime California developer Garth Chambers, this upscale golf club and resort is located off the wooded slopes and shores of Lake Como. The semi-private Geneva National presents 54 holes of legendary golf designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino along with on-course group lodging at The Inns of Geneva National. Guests also relish the award-winning Hunt Club Steakhouse and the Clubhouse Grill Room overlooking the fairways. The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Geneva National is a big favorite. The course winds through the rolling woods of Geneva National, with three spectacular finishing holes along Lake Como. Arnold Palmer himself calls the Signature 17th hole one of his favorites, placing it as #11 in his personal “Dream 18″ in the eastern part of the states. The Palmer Course has also been named Top 10 Wisconsin Golf Courses by both GOLFWEEK and Golf Digest. A tough course featuring elevated tees and challenging greens, “The King” gives you golf at its best. Geneva National is open to the public daily.