Canyon Ridge – A Luxury Collection Resort
153 rooms and suites
12,000 sq. ft. meeting space
10,000 sq. ft. spa
Indoor Pool and outdoor resort pool
18-hole championship golf course
Owner: Canyon Ridge Resort, LLC
Builder: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Hospitality Development Consultant
The resort was designed around a mountain brow 2,300 feet above sea level in Northwest Georgia. Its unique half circular design, offered breathtaking views of the valley for miles and miles.
The luxury hotel included 153 guest rooms, including numerous suites and oversized rooms, all with five-fixture bathrooms and balconies. The conference center featured 12,000 square feet of net rentable meeting space. The ballroom could host events for up to 350 people, the junior ball room meetings for up to 180 people and multiple other meeting and board rooms offered additional flexibility for groups and social gatherings.
The culinary concept featured an approachable organic cuisine with its various food and beverage outlets. The hotel planned to build close relationships with nearby farms, featuring local meats, produce and vegetables, promoting the “farm-to-table” concept.
The outdoor pools and event terraces were placed only a short distance from the cliff, celebrating, yet preserving its pristine setting. The spa included ten treatment rooms, saunas and steam rooms, cold plunge pools and hot spas. The relaxation rooms featured terraces with unmatched views of the natural scenery. The large indoor pool and the 2,000-square foot fitness center offered opportunities for recreational activities even if the weather was not to cooperate.
Canyon Ridge also presented a challenging 18-hole mountain golf course for which it had received national recognition, but Canyon Ridge offered more than golf. It was the portal to an array of outdoor activities in this four-season climate. Canyon Ridge offered immediate access to thousands of acres of nature preserves with activities such as hiking, biking and horse-back riding. Lookout Mountain is the country’s most popular destinations for hang gliding, also featuring hot air ballooning. Other outdoor activities included fishing, hunting and exploring.
Wischermann Partners coordinated the conceptual design and negotiated the license agreement for “The Luxury Collection” with Starwood Hotels Worldwide on behalf of the ownership group. After comprehensive negotiations for a public/private partnership financing could not be secured to advance the project past its conceptual design phase.