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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: April 30, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Paul Redford, District Administrator, WV State Parks 304-558-2764 Paul.A.Redford@wv.gov


Canaan Valley Resort State Park Management Contract Awarded

DAVIS, W.Va. - A management contract to operate Canaan Valley Resort State Park near Davis in Tucker County has been awarded to US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., according to Paul Redford, district administrator with the West Virginia State Park system. The current management contractor, Guest Services, Inc., (GSI) will continue contact obligations through June 30, 2014. 

"Both US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., and GSI are professional hospitality and property management companies and they are working together to ensure that visitors to the park continue to receive excellent hospitality during this transition period," Redford said.

US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., assumes Canaan Valley Resort State Park management July 1, 2014. This is a five-year management contract that was awarded following a bidding process conducted under the guidelines of the West Virginia Purchasing Division. The contract also includes operation of the restaurant and food services at nearby Blackwater Falls State Park.

About US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc.:

U.S. Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Ramkota Companies, Inc., and is the general partner of limited partnerships that own hotels or have concession and management agreements involving lodging, food and beverage, and related resort activities.

The company operates state parks in Ohio and South Dakota, including Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center, Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center, Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center in Ohio; and four lodges at Custer State Park in South Dakota.  Resort operations include: Grand Lake Lodge, Grand Lake, CO; Arrowwood Resort, Okoboji, IA; Bridges Bay Resort in Arnolds Park, IA; Arrowwood Lodge, Brainerd MN; and Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN; Cedar Shore Resort, Oacoma/Chamberlain, SD; Rock Crest Lodge, Custer, SD; The Lodge at Deadwood, Deadwood, SD; and numerous other restaurants, hotels and resort and destination facilities.

About Canaan Valley Resort State Park:

Canaan Valley Resort is a four-season destination located near Davis in Tucker County.  The property features 160 lodge rooms, 23 cabins, an 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse, 25,000 square feet of conference space, and a dining room, lounge and café. Winter sports include a tube run, downhill skiing with 43 trails and ice skating. Other facilities include a sporting clay range, indoor and outdoor pools, mini-golf, and a 34-site campground. For information about facilities and events, call 304-866-4111, email CanaanValleySP@wv.gov or visit www.canaanresort.com.

**DNR**

Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a four-season destination in Tucker County. US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., will assume management of the park facilities under a new contract beginning July 1, 2014.
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a four-season destination in Tucker County. US Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., will assume management of the park facilities under a new contract beginning July 1, 2014.