Saratoga Springs, NY.(February 11, 2014)- This week, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and Gideon Putnam Resort announced the appointment of Bill Borden as the new Director of Food and Beverage at the iconic Saratoga Springs, N.Y., destination. 

In his role, Borden will oversee all operations of food and beverage, including restaurant, bar, kitchen, and catering of the historic hotel located in Saratoga Spa State Park, NY. Borden has plans to take Putnam’s Restaurant into a new and exciting direction, with a focus on grilled items and fresh, seasonal product utilizing local vendors. Gideon Putnam will also be upgrading the beverage menu to feature age-old cocktail standby's including the manhattans, old fashioned and Pimm's Cup. 

Borden brings years of hospitality experience to The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa. Prior to joining Delaware North, he held the same position with Westin, Omni, Marriott and Starwood hotels. Borden was the general Manager of Chicago’s storied Pump Room and also owned and managed his own restaurant. 

With roots in upstate New York, Bill is delighted to be back in Saratoga Springs where he and his wife, Paula, were married in April, 2013.
About Gideon Putnam
Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa is a National Historic Landmark Hotel managed by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts in partnership with Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, the 120-room property houses a full-service restaurant and bar, gift shop, fitness center and the historic Roosevelt Baths & Spa. Since its opening in 1935, the spa has drawn guests to its legendary baths for the believed restorative benefits of the region’s famed natural mineral spring waters. The Gideon Putnam also offers 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a business center, and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle services to take in the excitement of horse racing at the nearby thoroughbred and harness race tracks or visit historic downtown Saratoga Springs, only five minutes from the resort. The State Park offers golf, museums, outdoor pools, miles of woodsy path for hiking and biking and world-class entertainment at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.gideonputnam.com.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.   


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