2.21.2014

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.


--Jennie

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