Cranwell Resort is Seven-Time Winner of “Best of the East” Meetings Award

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Berkshires year-round conference and wedding resort renovates Gilded Age Mansion Ballroom and expands group activities options.

Elegant ballroom in historic mansion at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club was recently renovated.

12-foot windows in the newly renovated ballroom at Cranwell Resort offer panoramic views.

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club was recently recognized by Meetings Focus East Magazine, a leading conference planners publication, for a “Best of the East” Award, the seventh time the resort has been honored with this distinction. Readers of Meetings Focus East are polled annually for their favorite meeting properties in the East based on the following criteria: quality of the meeting space; guest rooms; guest services and amenities; food and beverage service; the efficiency and helpfulness of staff; high-tech services and equipment; recreational facilities and activities; and overall value and experience.

In other news, the historic ballroom housed in the 1897 Gilded Age Mansion at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club recently received a complete makeover earlier this year. One of the largest banquet facilities in Berkshire County, the elegant ballroom is the only one of its kind that can accommodate up to 225 for dinner and dancing. Dramatic columns of drapery frame the 12-foot windows which greatly enhance the mountain views in any season.

Cranwell continues to be a popular venue for meeting planners due to the vast array of activities and resources offered by the resort’s conference planning group. A Group Activities Guide is designed to enhance meetings with a host of group events from Team Challenges like Scavenger Hunts to Culinary Experiences such as “Beer Here” and “Hors d’oeuvres at the Chef’s Table”. In addition to wellness activities and seminars or golf outings and tennis contests, Cranwell can also arrange drumming workshops or social dancing instruction.

Conveniently located in the heart of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Cranwell has long been a favorite destination for meetings and events for up 200 guests. Cranwell features 15,000 square feet of event space including a spacious ballroom with panoramic hilltop views and a stately board room in an historic Gilded Age Mansion. The property offers wireless internet access throughout the resort.

About Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Cranwell is located just over two hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Massachusetts. This award winning resort features 114 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole historic golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and is home to one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast. With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events.

Cranwell Resort received the Condé Nast Traveler: 2011 Readers' Choice Award and is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas”. Cranwell is a partner with Stash Hotel Rewards®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or expiration date restrictions. The resort is also a long time member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of over 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns.

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