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$10 Million Upgrade Now Underway at Shanty Creek Resorts

Bellaire, Michigan -- Construction is now underway at Shanty Creek Resorts’ Summit Village, one of three villages located in the Grand Traverse Region in Bellaire, Michigan. A $10 million renovation and redecoration commenced on the hotel’s guestrooms, public areas and function space on Wednesday.

A new face will be evident in upcoming months at Summit Village, with one of its most dramatic changes taking place at main lobby of the original Lodge. Interior structural changes will result in guests being greeted upon stepping into the lobby entrance of the Hotel with the picturesque views of Lake Bellaire and tall hardwood ceilings. This view is the inspiration for the new name of the 185 room Hotel located in the Summit Village – The Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center.

“I am excited to be a part of this chapter in the new life of Shanty Creek Resorts”, comments the resorts’ Chief Operating Officer, Jack Eslick, “We believe the partnerships formed with Comstock Construction -Traverse City, MI and Archiventure Design Firm - Petoskey, MI and Denver, CO will help Shanty Creek Resorts reclaim its position as THE complete four season destination resort in Northern Michigan and the Upper Midwest.

An extensive remodeling is in the works, including the Lobby, Lakeview Dinning Room and all meeting and banquet facilities - including the Bellaire Room, with its breathtaking views and the 9,000 square foot Ballroom. All guestrooms in the Hotel are being redecorated with a beautiful new look and state of the art technology. Each guestroom will feature all new furnishings, pillow top beds with plush comforters, carpet, wall coverings, LCD flat panel televisions, electronic door locks, AM/FM Clock radios with personal music device connectors, wireless internet, refrigerators and microwaves.

The interior design of the guest rooms was inspired by the picturesque views of Lake Bellaire. The upscale “lake house” quality design, was created using rich wood tones with warm reds and chocolate fabrics to give an inviting and sophisticated feeling. The crème European duvets and bedding sit a top luxurious pillow top mattresses. The spa atmosphere in the bathrooms is created with the use of cool slate on the walls, floors, and granite and wood vanities.

Already featuring 50 plus suites the Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center, renovation will add a new 1,250 square foot Presidential Suite. The suite will feature a soft seating area, dining area complete with fireplace, full size kitchen, and a commanding view of Lake Bellaire on the top floor of the Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center

The public areas of the resort are anticipated to be completed in the Spring of 2008, representing the most extensive upgrade the resort has ever seen. The new Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center will be positioned to exceed the wide range of desires of the intimate social group to the large professional meetings and convention organization.

Other new developments at the Resort include the launching of a new innovative concept and experience – Silent Sports – which includes kayaking, hiking, birding, disc golf, mountain biking, geocaching and other non-motorized sports. A newly appointed Director of Silent Sports – Georg Schluender, a well traveled professional guide and naturalist, will lead the development effort of the programs for individuals and groups.

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