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
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
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.