Tryon Resort to offer question/answer session

Published 10:00 pm Sunday, July 6, 2014

Artists rendering of the 150 room hotel to be built at the new Tryon Resort just off of the Pea Ridge exit of Hwy 74.

Artists rendering of the 150 room hotel to be built at the new Tryon Resort just off of the Pea Ridge exit of Hwy 74.

Area residents interested in hearing information or getting questions answered about the new facility, Tryon Resort, will have a chance to do so tonight, Monday, July 7.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners are meeting at 7 p.m. at the Womack building in Columbus where Tryon Resort Development Partner Mark Bellissimo will give a presentation about the new equestrian facility. Bellissimo will also offer a resident question and answer session.
Plans for the international equestrian facility were announced last week, including the announcement of a 150-room hotel to be managed by Sheila C. Johnson’s Salamander Hotels & Resorts, one of the country’s top luxury hotel management companies. Salamander will assist with the development and management of hospitality and golf operations.

Tryon Resort is located just off the Pea Ridge exit of Hwy. 74 with construction beginning at the first of the year.
Equestrian events are planned this week in cooperation with the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club. There will be multi-day, international-level equestrian competitions ongoing this month at Tryon Resort.
Tryon Equestrian Partners have already hired 500 people to move 1.6 million cubic yards of earth, build five riding arenas, construct 500 permanent stables, lay more than seven miles of fiber optic cable, create miles of walking bridles and paths, install utilities and build more than 20 structures, including several homes in the resort’s new Log Cabin Village.
The hotel plans to open in 2016 and once construction of Tryon Resort is complete, the center will include up to 10 riding arenas, a 6,000-seat stadium, 1,000 permanent stalls, elevated and shaded viewing decks, a covered riding facility and the Tryon Sports Complex, which will include a health club, game room, kid’s camp, sport’s bar, children’s playground, tennis courts, a mountain bike park, climbing walls, basketball court and a large pool.
Tryon Resort will also include an RV park and luxury home sites along with an Arnold Palmer designed golf course.
Bellissimo said the goal is to create a special place that focuses on the passion and love for both horses and the horse sport. He also said he intends for Tryon Resort to be place for a broad range of people, whether they are participants or spectators and a range of socioeconomic statuses.
Tryon Resort is also expecting to bring hundreds of new jobs to the community.
The hotel is being designed by AW Architects and is expecting to bring many of the resorts jobs to the area. The hotel is planned to be built into the natural gradient of the land and overlook the mountains.
The hotel will include a restaurant and bar, retail shops, market, indoor and outdoor heated pools, a fitness center, an event space for weddings and meetings and a 5,000 square foot entertainment pavilion, according to plans.
There are a variety of accommodation options available at the Tryon Resort, including:
•     Log Cabin Village: These 2,600-square-foot luxury cabins are individually heated and cooled and feature three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Completely furnished, they include a king size bed, two full beds, a daybed, a queen sleeper sofa, multiple flat panel TVs, Wi-Fi Internet access and a washer and dryer.
•    Tryon RV Park: This popular option includes motorhomehooks ups for water, sewer, electric and cable TV, 30/50 amp service, Wi-Fi Internet access, a reception cabin with private bathrooms and shower facilities, grills and picnic tables. The RV Park is pet friendly.
•     Luxury Rental Homes: These luxurious multi-bedroom, multi-level homes are located just minutes from the Equestrian Center behind a private security gate. They offer stunning views and a secluded experience.
•     Additional luxury home sites are available for purchase.
•     Hotel at Tryon Resort (Opening 2016): Built into the natural gradient of the land, and overlooking the mountain tops and show grounds, the hotel will feature 150 spacious guestrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar with spectacular views, retail shops, market, indoor and outdoor heated pools, fitness center, hair and nails salon, beautiful event space for weddings and meetings and sweeping stone terraces.
•     Resort & Spa (Opening 2017): The luxurious 200-room resort will be set atop a panoramic vista and offer spectacular dining and conference space. The resort will feature an expansive destination spa and fitness center with year-round wellness programming.
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