Appreciate your favorite steeped leaves whether sweet, bitter,
fruited, or herbed, along with classic finger foods, in the Atrium.
|Much celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns|
|Robert Burns' Tribute Dinner at French Lick Resort|
Operation Lucy was launched moments later. Employees from around the resort rallied around the search and rescue effort to find the well-loved puppy who had somehow wandered away from four-year old Nicholas.
Just look at the photo, how could you not be moved by the adorable picture of the bright-eyed blonde boy clutching his trusty companion?
As employees dispersed to check under beds, in the bowling alley, even in the bathrooms, you could hear them sharing their story of a beloved childhood animal and the trauma of losing it, or imagining if they had actually lost it. Talk about a shared connection, this one really tugged at all of our heartstrings.
|Surely that's not Lucy in the Santa display|
We were bound and determined to find Lucy; n
o bed was left unturned, no elevator unchecked...someone suggested checking the surveillance photos...wait, that wasn't...was it? Surely that's not Lucy in the Santa display!
Was Lucy truly lost or perhaps, was she enjoying her adventures throughout the resort? We will let you decide!
We owe a big thank you to Steve in our laundry department who finally recovered Lucy when she got caught up in one of the towels from our Spa. The temperatures were pretty frigid at night so we can only surmise she crawled up in the towel to get warm. Little did she know she would get an unexpected trip to our laundry department!
All is well that ends well, Lucy is now on her way home via Fed-Ex!
Safe Travels Lucy! We will miss you :)
Your Friends at French Lick
Sometimes you have a job and sometimes you are lucky enough to have a passion that also pays the bills. I put myself in the second category.
Like most French Lick Resort employees, I have profound respect for the Cook family andthe amazing work they have done here. Eternal preservationists, the family stepped up
|Exterior wall collapsed 1991|
By the time it was over, the family would commit over $500 million dollars to —not only save West Baden but also the French Lick Springs Hotel —as well as develop new amenities to bring guests to the area including the French Lick Casino and the Pete Dye Course at French Lick.
As one of the largest private historic restorations in the history of the United States it is often called the
"Save of the Century."
|West Baden Springs Hotel|
So you can see why we get downright giddy when prestigious organizations bestow the resort with national honors. Here's where the bragging comes in; Historic Hotels of America just named French Lick Resort "Best Historic Resort" during their 2013 Annual Awards Program.
It is, of course, always an honor just to be nominated but when member hotels, historic preservation supporters and HHA leadership single you out for amongst so many notable properties it is really humbling.
I am sure I speak for the entire staff when I say this one is for you, Mr. Cook!