Historic Bedford Springs Resort Re-Opens

Bedford Springs, PA -- June 28, 2007 - The vintage Pennsylvania "springs hotel" that captivated American society for three centuries, now meticulously restored to its former grandeur, officially re-opened its doors July 12th.

Some of Bedford Spring Resort's oldest living guests and former employees were in attendance to celebrate the resort's re-opening and help welcome first-time guests to the newly restored historic destination. Also on hand for the ceremony were representatives of Bedford Resort Partners Ltd., owners and developers of Bedford Springs Resort; Benchmark Hospitality International, and community officials.

"We look forward to celebrating the completion of Bedford Springs Resort," says Keith Evans, Managing Partner, Bedford Resort Partners Ltd. "This remarkable, historic property is the culmination of years of planning, persistence in our commitment to the restoration and assistance from the State of Pennsylvania and civic leadership. All of this and more assisted us in getting us to this exciting day."

Bedford Springs Old Course, its classic design now restored to its former glory, also re-opened July 12th. The historic, quintessential "American Classic" golf course will be open to the public, with preferred tee times reserved for resort guests. Benefiting from the golf industry's 21st century technologically and advanced turf management, the newly transformed golf links would surely satisfy the course's original master architects

"Select holes at Bedford Springs are thought to be some of the first golf holes installed in America, creating something of a golf architectural museum," says Evans. "Golfers at Bedford Springs will experience historically significant eras of American golf and the work of three master golf architects in one golf course - Spencer Oldham, A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross. We are proud to be the next generation of caretakers for this landmark of American golf heritage."

The painstaking attention given to historically accurate details throughout the resort's landmark structures have already been praised by architectural and historical experts. Bedford Springs Resort was among the most threatened landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places prior to the $120 million investment infused into this national treasure. Long heralded for its healing waters and restorative environs, Bedford Springs has attracted interest from generations of former guests, as well as first-time guests wishing to immerse themselves in the Bedford legacy.

A favored retreat to ten U.S. Presidents, numerous diplomats and politicians, the United States military, captains of industry and high society, today's travelers will walk the same hallowed hallways, gather in meeting spaces that echo with historic prescience, and tee up on a classic golf course. The 21st century amenities and guest services, coupled with the scenic Central Pennsylvania countryside, are second to none.

Close to the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 70, the resort is a convenient two-hour drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, three hours from Philadelphia and four hours from New York City. Bedford Springs Resort is just 129 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport and 113 miles from Harrisburg International Airport. Bedford County Airport offers a 5,000-foot runway and can accommodate a wide array of private aircraft.

For information or reservations access the web site at www.bedfordspringsresort.com or call (866) 623-8168.


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