Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains overlooking pristine Table Rock Lake in Southwest Missouri, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Gayla Welsh as Corporate Sales Manager, and Jessica Wrenfrow as Event Sales Manager.
Widely considered one of the finest resorts in the Midwest, the resort features 301 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, 43,500 square feet of meeting space all on one level, and many scenic outdoor venues. The resort has received the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating for 19 consecutive years, and is the only resort or hotel in Branson to hold the prestigious rating in 2017.
In her new position as Corporate Sales Manager, Welsh is responsible for the resort’s sales efforts to the corporate meetings market in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, according to the resort’s Director of Sales Nathan Wood.
A 25-year hospitality industry veteran, Welsh has extensive sales experience which includes serving for five years as Director of Group Sales for The Lodge at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri; Director of Group Sales for The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri; and Senior Sales Manager for 12 years at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Her diverse experience also includes serving as Regional Account Manager for MedFare in Osage Beach, Missouri, and as Community Education Coordinator for Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Missouri. She may be reached at Gayla.Welsh@jqh.com.
As the resort’s new Event Sales Manager, Wrenfrow is responsible for assisting meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, business executives and event planners in the coordination of meetings, programs and events at the resort. She specializes in coordinating galas and weddings.
Prior to joining the resort, Wrenfrow served for four years as Hospitality Services Instructor at Arkansas State University-Newport in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Previous to that, she was Adjunct Instructor at Ozarks College, where she taught developmental courses to prepare students for future classes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences from College of the Ozarks, and a Master of Science in Human Environmental Services, with an emphasis on Hospitality, from the University of Arkansas. She may be reached at Jessica.Wrenfrow@jqh.com .
“Gayla and Jessica are terrific additions to our sales team, and will be wonderful resources for meeting, incentive and event professionals interested in conducting meetings or programs at our award-winning lakefront resort,” said Wood.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center is known for its breathtaking vistas of Table Rock Lake, lush gardens, and surrounding mountains. In addition to its impressive setting, the resort offers an array of recreational options, award-winning service, and a location convenient to the diverse entertainment offerings of popular Branson.
Not resting on its many laurels, the resort completed the renovation of its 301 guest rooms and suites, and the renovation of all of its smaller meeting rooms, in January 2015. In addition, in January 2015 the resort added a new Executive Board Room with state-of-the-art A/V and technology capabilities, and enhanced all of its meeting space (including its 32,000-square-foot Great Hall ballroom) with new LED lighting, new flex-back banquet chairs, and new “linenless” meeting tables.
The resort’s guest rooms and suites feature Serta Perfect Sleeper plush mattresses, elegant cherry wood headboards, custom-made toppers with down insert, two types of fluffy king-size pillows, and 300 thread-count sateen sheets. In addition, guest rooms and suites have granite-top desks and bedside tables, as well as beautiful window treatments, custom-made shower curtains, and two phones. Guest rooms and suites feature a color scheme with rich tones of brown, beige and yellow.
In addition, the resort’s spacious guest rooms and suites feature tiled stone baths, 37” inch flat-screen HD televisions, dual-line telephones, Free Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, Keurig coffee maker featuring Green Mountain Coffee in the suites, in-room safes, and in-room on-demand movies (at a nominal fee).
The resort offers 20 meeting rooms, including the 32,000-square-foot Great Hall, and three corporate board rooms in addition to the Executive Board Room. The resort also features a private 54-seat theater for special presentations, high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, on-site Audio/Visual service with state-of-the-art A/V equipment and technology, complimentary Wi-Fi in pre-convene areas, and outstanding banquet and catering services.
The resort’s impressive array of recreational options includes the exceptional 14,000-square-foot Spa Chateau. The full-service European-style spa offers 10 treatment rooms; customized body treatments; a soothing Infinity Tub that is filled from the ceiling; an opulent outdoor Roman Bath situated beneath a waterfall overlooking Table Rock Lake; and a hair salon.
Other recreational options at the resort include the full-service Chateau Marina (open seasonally), offering an assortment of boat rentals, such as pontoons, ski boats, wave runners, and sea kayaks. Parasailing, catamaran and guided fishing excursions, scuba diving, and snorkeling, are among the many other available options.
In addition, the resort features a 24/7 fitness center, two lighted tennis courts, a 24/7 year-round indoor pool and hot tub (adults only after 10 p.m.), an outdoor (seasonal) hot tub and pool, hiking and biking trails, an indoor video theater, 24-hour business center, the Crawdaddies Kids Club (seasonal) for children ages 4-12, and full-service concierge. Golf at six area courses, which includes two of Missouri’s finest, also is available to groups and guests.
Described as the “Live Music Show Capital of America,” Branson features more than 80 live shows per day during the season and a variety of impressive attractions. Among the recreational options in Branson are the popular Silver Dollar City, and the acclaimed Titanic Museum Attraction. Other offerings include The Branson Landing in the heart of downtown Branson on Lake Taneycomo, just one block away from historic downtown, which features festivals, musical events, a variety of waterfront dining options, and 400,000 sq. ft. of shops, boutiques, galleries and specialty gift shops.
Additional features at the resort include an impressive 10-story sky-lit atrium that has meandering streams brimming with colorful Koi fish, plus a charming library lounge with a great stone fireplace.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center is owned and managed by Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call the resort at 1-888-333-LAKE (5253) or (417) 334-1161, and visit ChateauOnTheLake.com .