Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

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Page 31 of 51 32 Hospitality Showcase By Kristy Alpert T here are few better seats in all the Finger Lakes than the ones set up at the base of the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York. Each night, as the sun begins to drop below the shores of Lake Canandaigua, the resort's line of wooden Adirondack chairs offers guests front row seats to one of the region's most spectacular performances: the sunset. Watching a sunset at the Inn on the Lake is an expe- rience guests can enjoy any day of the year from this year-round hotel. For more than 46 years, the Inn on the Lake has remained the only full-service hotel in the city of Canandaigua, managing to take the authentic and laid-back atmosphere typical of the Finger Lakes region and combine it with stylish and refined touches that meet the needs of any modern hotel or meeting guests. The Inn offers 134 guest rooms and suites, eight of which feature cascading Jacuzzis that look out over the lake. Richly colored fabrics and shaded wall sconces cast an effortlessly elegant glow on the inn's dark wood inlaid interiors while the exterior blends into its natural sur- roundings with dainty perennials and towering trees. Guests staying at the hotel can take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools and the fitness studio, and any- one is free to stop in for a bite at the hotel's three on-site restaurants: the Shore Restaurant, the Sand Bar Lakeside Bar and Grill, and the Lounge and Lakeside Deck. The inn has become a hot spot for events thanks to its six dedicated meeting rooms and lakeside tent for weddings and special events. From its scenic spot on the north shore of Canandaigua Lake, the conference cen- ter accommodates various corporate meetings and pro- grams, association conventions and social events. The beautiful lakeside tent at the inn hosts several wedding receptions from May through October and offers an outside venue where groups can break out of the meet- ing room atmosphere for lunches, cocktail parties and dinners. A Finger Lakes Tradition All photos courtesy

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