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January 15, 2008updated Jul 17, 2015

THE WHITEFACE LODGE – Renowned Resort and Private Residence Club in Lake Placid, NY

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

LAKE PLACID, NY – Since its opening in June 2005, The Whiteface Lodge has offered visitors to Lake Placid a one-of-a-kind experience highlighted by superb accommodations and unparalleled amenities that showcase the best offerings of each season of the year.

An all-suite ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ and private residence club located in a woodland setting in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains, The Whiteface Lodge was inspired by the fabled Adirondack ‘Great Camps’ of an earlier age. Created from the majestic timbers of the region, the elegantly rustic lodge offers guests a classic luxury lifestyle experience combining the rustic grace of the Great Camp tradition with refined service and contemporary world-class resort amenities. “The Whiteface Lodge possesses a rare timeless appeal,” says Olivier Bottois, Chief Operating Officer of The Whiteface Lodge. “The property has a magnetic allure and distinctive sense of place due to the rich heritage of our locale and the exquisite manner in which those traditions are incorporated into every details of our guests’ stay.”

The Whiteface Lodge is the most significant development to open in Lake Placid since the city hosted the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council honored The Whiteface Lodge with the Annual Private Sector Tourism Partnership award for the largest Adirondack tourism infrastructure investment in the last century. The Lodge is comprised of 94 lavish one, two, three and four-bedroom suites, each offering an unsurpassed combination of rustic elegance and contemporary luxury. Signature amenities include hand-forged iron accents, plush Adirondack-styled furnishings, fireplaces, fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, private balconies, one (or more) granite baths, and high-speed internet access. Setting a new standard for year-round mountain retreats, resort amenities at The Whiteface Lodge include heated underground parking, a health and fitness center, year-round indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot pools, 4-season ice skating rink, 54-seat surround sound movie theater, family game room, bowling lanes, tennis courts, snowshoe/cross-country ski trails, hiking/mountain bike trails, and more.

The ‘Canoe Club’ at The Whiteface Lodge is the resort’s private beach club located on the shores of Lake Placid. The Club features a luxury boat collection including two Hacker Crafts, pontoon, and speed boats and a wide variety of boating activities including water skiing and cruising. Canoes, kayaks, volleyball, badminton, croquet, bocci ball, horseshoes, frisbee, and ping pong are additionally offered for leisurely, fun-filled days spent lakeside.

In August 2007, The Spa at Whiteface Lodge opened to receive acclaim as a Leading Spa of the World. This intimate 5,800 square-foot retreat blends the natural beauty of its setting with Zen-like details. The Spa features an aroma bar for salon treatment customization. Distinctive body treatments incorporate local botanicals with healing qualities such as maple and juniper to provoke a unique sense of place and introduce an unparalleled level of luxury, wellness and pampering.

The culinary centerpiece of The Whiteface Lodge is the celebrated Steak & Stinger Restaurant offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere with 28-foot roof lines, six majestic granite fireplaces, and hand-hewn log beams, Steak & Stinger restaurant is unmatched in the region.

Unique to The Whiteface Lodge is The Private Residence Club, which makes these luxurious suites available for purchase suites in partial and full ownership vacation home ownership. Ownership is deeded real estate of a specific suite with complete access to all resort amenities, without the usual concerns associated with vacation home ownership. This incomparable lifestyle includes valet parking, professional concierge service, 24-hour in-room dining and twice-daily maid service.

The Private Residence Club at The Whiteface Lodge is the only Private Residence Club in New York State, outside of Manhattan. The AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning Whiteface Lodge was selected #15 on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2007 list of ‘The Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America’ (the highest rated resort in New York State) and was additionally named one of Zagat’s 2007/2008 World’s Top Hotels, Resorts, and Spas. It has also appeared on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List,” The Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” (one of only two in North America).

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World and designated a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel, The Whiteface Lodge is distinguished by Steak and Stinger, its celebrated restaurant, a full-service Adirondack-style Spa, exclusive Canoe Club on the shores of Lake Placid, indoor fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, outdoor ice skating rink, movie theatre, family game room, and more.

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