The 334-room Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis., celebrated its 50th anniversary this year by completing a $50 million renovation. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the resort updated the carpets, wall treatments, window coverings, and interior furnishings in its 10,010-square-foot Harbor Ballroom, the adjacent 3,500-square-foot Wisconsin Ballroom, pre-function areas, and Geneva meeting rooms. It also refreshed the women’s tranquility area in its 35,000-square-foot AVANI Spa. The Abbey Resort offers a total of 40,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space, including the 6,000-square-foot Geneva Lake Conference Center. It also features two restaurants, along with several bars, cafes, and lounges.
The resort, which sits on 90 acres of manicured grounds, also refreshed its main outdoor focal points, including the entrance to the Waterfront Restaurant, the spa, and the harbor-side entrance. These spaces are often used for outdoor events such as cocktail parties, dinners, andactivities. Earlier phases of the renovation included updates of the resort’s guest-room electronics and soft goods, and furnishings for the guest rooms and lobby. The AVANI Spa also has been completely renovated. This year, The Abbey received a Travel Green Wisconsin certification recognizing its environmentally friendly business practices.