By Ashley Karlen
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, marking the special year with a series of hotel updates and special events.
Renovations have been made to the lobby, lobby lounge, public restrooms, four meeting rooms, the Hunt Room and amphitheater, as well as the smaller Marina Plaza Ballroom, which has already seen rave reviews. In addition, behind the scenes updates included energy efficient lights in the parking garage and parking lots.
During this past year as the Bay Area economy picked up steam, group and business levels picked up, weekend and transient business was steady, and weekday business rose, along with an increase in church retreats and high school reunions. Already this year, their booking pace is ahead of this same time last year.
Ending 2012, General Manager Roy Green said the hotel staff was excited to participate in the League City Holiday Magic. They hosted the Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees with live music in the lobby, family dinners, as well as various other festivities — in addition to many Christmas parties. They look forward to their participation next year, he added.
Founded in August of 1988, the League City landmark will celebrate this anniversary all year long in a variety of ways:
- On the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5 p.m.to 9, Chef Kyburz will offer a Family Night Dinner Buffet in the Paradise Reef Restaurant. Cost will be $13.95 for adults with up to 3 children under the age of 12 eating free. It’s half price for additional children.
- A Customer Appreciation Event is planned for August or September – more details to come.
- The Lobby Lounge is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 2 p. m. until midnight, with live entertainment on Friday nights, from 7 to 11 p.m.
- The hotel also will be continuing the tradition of its Best of the Bay Brunch each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This $19.95 all-you-can-eat brunch includes one of three lunch options with Mimosas and Bellinis at $3 each.
“South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center is very proud of our commitment to the community for over 25 years providing hospitality and accommodations,” the general manager said. “We are very proud of the service and quality we offer and we hope to be around for another 25 years.”