Country Springs now
boasts more than 40,000 square feet of newly renovated
which were updated to look fresh and natural.
WAUKESHA — As Country Springs Hotel is transformed under
its new ownership, the goal is to make it warmer,
friendlier, and even more inviting.
This coming summer, Country Springs Hotel will cease to
be known by that moniker and will instead be renamed and
rebranded as The Ingleside Hotel.
Tiffany Woodward, director of marketing and water park
sales at Country Springs, said “ingle” is a synonym for
fireplace. The new name is meant to evoke a feeling of
“The whole message — the whole branding message — is
comfort and warmth,” Woodward said. “There’s that
natural feeling to it.”
According to published reports, the sale of the property
to the Waukesha Hospitality LLC — an affiliate of the
Minneapolis-based Burwell Enterprises, Inc. — was
announced in November. Plans for renovations and an
eventual name change were announced at the same time.
Renovations at the property are well underway and are
being executed to update the facilities and rebrand the
property in the wake of its sale. The Gettys Group,
which is based in Chicago and is a hotel design and
development firm, is overseeing the process.
“They’re looking at updating it to make sure we’re
providing wonderful, renovated space with the same
service people have come to expect,” Woodward said. “The
property has so many perks. It’s neat to see that
updated, fresh new look not only for the guest rooms but
the meeting rooms as well.”
Renovations of one wing of guest rooms at Country
Springs Hotel are nearly complete.
Woodward said renovations will likely continue in the
coming years, but also said the ballrooms and a section
of guest rooms are already done. Woodward said she’s
held photo shoots in both the new guest rooms and
ballroom to highlight the updated décor.
Country Springs now boasts more than 40,000 square feet
of newly renovated meeting space. The guest rooms and
ballrooms were updated to look fresh and natural. The
white base of color in the ballrooms allows newlyweds
hosting receptions a neutral pallet from which to
new owners of the property also updated the wireless
internet and audio-visual equipment.
plan for renovating the guest rooms is to take them out
of service in wings, renovate the rooms on that wing,
and put them back in service. The plan allows for guest
rooms to continue to be available during renovation.
Woodward said staff at Country Springs is excited to be
getting the first wing of guest rooms back in service
within the month.
think the guests have really enjoyed some of the
renovations as they take place,” Woodward said. “They
already get to experience a brand-new fitness center,
and the ballrooms are already done.
“We’ve been trying hard to communicate to our guests all
the changes happening. We’re getting a lot of positive
remainder of the renovations this year call for the
restaurant and lobby to be refreshed and renovated.
Work on Wildflowers Restaurant will start in early
summer and hopefully be complete sometime in July. The
restaurant will be renamed Didi’s, which Woodward said
is in honor of the new owners’ childhood nanny. The
lobby will be renovated at the same time.
all the talk of renovations — of new colors and spaces,
of new trim and paint — what will endure about Country
Springs when it becomes The Ingleside Hotel are the
people who make the property work.
“(The new owners) really saw a property where a lot of
the staff have been here for years,” Woodward said.
“It’s a great team, and a great location.”