Gideon Putnam Resort appoints new food and beverage director

The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa and the Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts have announced the appointment of Bill Borden as the new director of food and beverage at the iconic Saratoga Springs destination.

Borden will oversee all operations of food and beverage, including kitchen, restaurant, bar and catering for the historic hotel located in Saratoga Spa State Park. He has plans to take Putnam’s Restaurant in a new and exciting direction, with a focus on grilled items and fresh, seasonal products using local vendors. The Gideon Putnam will also be upgrading its beverage menu to feature age-old cocktail standbys including Manhattans, old-fashioneds and Pimm's Cups.

Borden brings years of hospitality experience to the Gideon Putnam Resort. 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 has also owned and managed his own restaurant.

With roots in upstate New York, he is delighted to be back in Saratoga Springs where he and his wife, Paula, were married in April 2013.

The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa is a National Historic Landmark Hotel managed by Delaware North Companies Parks and 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, a gift shop, a fitness center and the historic Roosevelt Baths and 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 to visit historic downtown Saratoga Springs, only five minutes from the resort. The state park offers golf, museums, outdoor pools, miles of woodsy paths for hiking and biking, and world-class entertainment at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.gideonputnam.com.

Delaware North Companies Parks and 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; works 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 and Spa in British Columbia; and 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, the Gray Wolf Inn and Suites, and the 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 www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.



Adirondack Basement Systems earns 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Adirondack Basement Systems has earned the service industry’s coveted 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service last year. The award reflects the company’s consistently high level of customer service.

Kevin Koval, president of Adirondack Basement Systems, has both education and experience in his corner. He has been helping homeowners for more than 20 years, applying his knowledge as an accomplished carpenter and electrician.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies with which Adirondack Basement Systems competes are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

The Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review-period grade. The company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by the Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Angie's List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie's List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie's List complaint resolution service.


Adirondack Advanced Chiropractic Family Wellness Centers opens chiropractic office in Schuylerville

AAC Family WellnessAdirondack Advanced Chiropractic Family Wellness Centers has opened a chiropractic office at 21 Broad St. in Schuylerville across from Byron’s Market. The new office features chiropractic care for childhood development and adult health using Insight Millennium Nerve Scan Technology.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. New patients are welcome, and free nerve scan tests, a $75 value, are offered through March as part of the office’s grand opening.

Call 695-2044 and see aacwellness.com for more information.



Pavilion Grand Hotel now taking discounted bookings online

Displaying 131231_Pavilion_Grand_-_Roof_Deck3_(with_people).jpg    The Pavilion Grand Hotel, which calls itself Saratoga Springs’ newest boutique hotel, is now offering a 10 percent discount for its future guests who book online Feb. 17-28.

The Pavilion Grand, currently under construction at 30 Lake Ave., plans to embrace the allure of yesteryear and the elegance of today, paying tribute to its namesake, the Pavilion Hotel first built in 1819.

Nestled in the heart of Saratoga Springs and one block off Broadway (named one of America’s top 10 Main Streets), the Pavilion Grand Hotel pays homage to its vintage Saratoga roots, embracing the rich culture, thoroughbred racing and healing springs, including the Pavilion Spring, which was once located within footsteps of the Pavilion Grand.

The hotel is within walking distance to the City Center, shops, restaurants, galleries and mineral springs, and within minutes’ drive to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Dance and more than 1,000 registered historical buildings.

According to a press release, the lodging experience offered at the Pavilion Grand Hotel will be a blend of elegance and of the practical living space needed to meet the wishes of those traveling to Saratoga Springs for business or leisure. Featuring spacious, elegantly appointed state-of-the-art accommodations including penthouse loft suites with rooftop gardens and terraces, the hotel will also offer suite options with balconies and walk-in closets. All will have nine-foot ceilings.

These 48 suites will be appointed with attention to detail, with many styles available. Each suite will offer the perfect place to retreat to, with plush bedding, full kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, pendant lighting, a full washer and dryer, a 55-inch LCD TV, designated high-speed Internet connection and many with a private terrace.

The common rooftop garden patio area will be available for meetings and private events.

Be fashionably early, advises the Pavilion Grand. Book now to enjoy that 10 percent off the best available rates. You must enter code PGH1 when you book your online reservation. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.paviliongrandhotel.com for details.