For more information, contact:
Catherine Boire: (707) 255-5997
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2007) – Asilomar Conference Grounds, home to the world’s largest collection of Julia Morgan-designed Arts & Crafts architecture, has completed a $1.2 million renovation to Morgan’s Grace H. Dodge Chapel Auditorium. A team of architectural, environmental and historic building specialists collaborated on the project, guided by original structural drawings borrowed from the engineering library at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
About Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds is a magnificent beach haven nestled along the shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on 107 acres of forest and dunes, creating a dramatic backdrop and tranquil environment for groups, retreats and social events. The Asilomar complex comprises 29,000 square feet of meeting space, 24 individual conference rooms and 312 guest rooms with private bath and ocean or forest views. Asilomar has played host to thousands of groups since opening in 1913. Asilomar is operated under contract with California State Parks by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc., a subsidiary of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Delaware North Companies, Inc., is a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes some of the unique properties in North America, including Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yellowstone national parks; Sequoia High Sierra Camp, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa near Vancouver, British Columbia; Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach State Park; the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and Denver; The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park, Ohio; The Resort at Glacier, Montana; and The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in New Hampshire.