We Are Sooo…Close!

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

We are so close to opening our new indoor water park attraction; Zehnder’s Splash Village Phase II. Last week our east parking lot was completed. This weekend beginning Friday October 3rd we will open, for the first time, our new guest room wing. All of our new rooms embody a crisp new look we anticipate carrying throughout our property. Sixteen of our new rooms have panoramic waterpark views and eight have expanded balconies.
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Harvest of the Season Series – Fall Dinner

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

I’m a little unconventional when it comes to demonstrating culinary arts in front of an audience. My approach is to prepare a great meal using ingredients and cooking techniques you may not be familiar with and explaining how and why as we go from course to course. Folks seem to enjoy my approach and better retain what they learn. We always have plenty of time for questions and hand-out recipes are always available.
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It’s Never Too Early For Holiday Planning

Even though Christmas is almost three months away, there are probably some of you who are already Christmas shopping, thinking about which family member is hosting Christmas this year or what you can do to make Christmas extra special. Well, we probably can’t help you decide who should be on your Christmas list or who is going to have Christmas, but we certainly can help you can make it special.
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Halloween is Just Around the Corner!

With the leaves on the trees starting to turn into beautiful colors, tailgate parties, football games, cool crisp morning air and children back in school….fall is definitely here. With fall comes the excitement of Halloween festivities right around the corner. Many families like to decorate their home with ghosts, witches, pumpkins, scarecrows, cornstalks, etc. to create excitement leading up to trick or treat night.  At Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, we are also looking forward to creating Halloween excitement for families in a safe and fun environment prior to Halloween. On Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, Zehnder’s is once again planning “The Halloween Bash at Splash”.
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Lasting Impressions

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Last month I wrote about Colin and Casey. They are responsible for all the beautiful flower beds that surround each of our properties. While we all have important jobs in support of our daily mission “Every Guest Leaves Satisified”, they’re focused on the first impression. What the guest sees as they drive by or walk into one of our properties. They do a fabulous job. They deliver a great first impression.
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Zehnder’s Splash Village Expansion Nearing Completion…

By Bill Parlberg, President & COO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Zehnder’s Splash Village Phase 2 construction is progressing nicely as we are targeting a soft waterpark opening hopefully later this fall in late October. This week we are paving a portion of the new guest parking on the east side of the property, pouring some indoor waterpark decking as well as final pouring and frame removal for the new lazy river and activity pool.

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Squashtoberfest Season is Upon Us

Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

This year, Squashtoberfest falls on the 28th of October. Whenever I talk about Squashtoberfest, I’m reminded of the Seinfeld TV episodes where George Costanza celebrates Festivus. That’s because when I say “Squashtoberfest” people look at me in a strange way. But…it’s a real event – a cooking contest where the best amateur cooks and bakers in the area face off preparing unique and original squash and pumpkin recipes.
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Take a Day to Enjoy Fall at Zehnder’s

With the wonders of Fall just around the corner, why not take a ride to Frankenmuth this month and enjoy the colors of the season?

You can start your day with a delicious Fall Harvest lunch at our annual Fall Tea event on Saturday, September 13, 2014 starting at 11 a.m. Each guest will even get their own special tea cup and saucer to take home.
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Zehnder’s Classic Cigar Open Dinner presents “Cruising Classic Cuisine”

This year’s “Cigar Open” at The Fortress takes place on October 2nd with a noon shotgun start. Following 18 holes of golf, guests will enjoy a delicious “Cruising Classic Cuisine” dinner featuring recipes from various cruise lines around the world – basically the “best of the best” in on-board dining.
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First Impressions

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I walked into our employee lunch area today and the two employees, Colin and Casey; who envision, plant and maintain all our flower beds were having lunch. If you believe in the importance of first impressions, Colin and Casey are in charge of delivering a great first impression. I asked them if they would take the time to write down the different flowers and plants at our properties. They did.

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