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'Largest Log Resort' East of the Mississippi – Garland Resort by chenmeixiu


									For Immediate Release                       Contacts:
                                            Barry Owens, President
                                            (989) 786-2211, ext. 1403
                                            Susan Wilcox Olson (231) 590-5930 cell

 ‘Largest Log Resort’ East of the Mississippi – Garland Resort
                     Undergoes ‘Make Over’
           Poised to Become a World Class Destination Resort
                 In the Heart of ‘Pure Michigan’
     Garland Lodge and Resort, LLC is Investing in Michigan Tourism

       (Lewiston, Michigan) September 25, 2009 – Under the direction of new

ownership, the ‘Largest Log Resort’ east of the Mississippi River – Garland Lodge and

Resort is undergoing a ‘make over’ in an effort to become a world class destination

located in the heart of ‘Pure Michigan’. Nestled in northern Michigan’s Lewiston,

Garland was recently purchased by New Frontiers Capital, LLC, which has formed a new

venture, Garland Lodge and Resort, LLC.

       The list of ‘make over’ initiatives underway at Garland Lodge and Resort is vast,

including extensive reinvestment in all four championship golf courses – Fountains,

Monarch, Swampfire, and Reflections. Currently, the Fountains Golf Course is

undergoing a redesign and ‘face lift’ of its sand trap areas. In addition to making

improvements on all four courses, award winning golf course architect Michael

Benkusky will play a key roll in planning the future development of Garland Lodge and

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Resort’s fifth championship golf course. Benkusky designed and built Canyata Golf

Club which was recently named to Golf Digest’s list of ‘America’s 100 Top Rated Golf

Courses’, and was rated the #2 ‘Best Private Golf Course in the United States’ in 2005.

       In addition to golf course improvements, Garland Lodge and Resort will see

enhancements resort wide. “Our goal is to bring Garland Lodge and Resort to the next

level”, said Randy Dzierzawski, New Frontiers Capital President. “The plans include

extensive landscape improvements; renovation and preservation of the log lodge and

cabins; a new outdoor gathering place – a grand patio fireplace overlooking

championship golf holes; and redesign and redecoration of the lobby interior, resort hotel

rooms, and restaurant and lounge areas. Garland Lodge and Resort will offer a

‘sophisticated-rustic experience’ that golfers, couples, and families will enjoy.” Garland

will also be introducing new amenities in the near future, including a full service spa and

wellness center, and state-of-the-art fitness facility. The spa and fitness facility are

scheduled to open in December of this year, a $1.5 to $2.0 million project alone.

       New Frontiers Capital, LLC is a private investment company owned by Gerald

Forsythe that focuses on business and property development throughout North America

in the sports, entertainment, and recreation arenas. Such properties include the Mountain

Grand Lodge and Spa & Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Boyne Falls, Michigan in

partnership with Boyne USA Resorts; Shimmin Canyon Vineyard in Paso Robles,

California; and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez auto racing circuit in Mexico City to

name a few.

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       Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, company President Randy Dzierzawski

is a lifelong resident of Michigan, and keen to see continued investment in the state’s

tourism industry. “We are very bullish on the golf and tourism industries of Michigan. It

is simply a great place to vacation, and Garland Lodge and Resort is a gem to be


       Autumn is a ‘Pure Michigan’ season at Garland Lodge and Resort, currently filled

with award winning golf, color tours, fishing, and hiking. Getaways begin at just $70 per

person, per night including a free round of golf, plus taxes. Visit

or call 1-877-4-GARLAND for Special Offers and the Garland Special Events Calendar.

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