, who has been acting manager during the lodgeâ€™s opening preparations the past three weeks, said he
knows that some people wonâ€™t like the new amenities, but that many travelers will enjoy the digital and satellite access.
â€œItâ€™s obvious that the community loves this building,â€ said Frantz, who works for Delaware North as the manager of the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake in Ohio.
said that the lodge will be about half-full during its first week and a half.
Even though the Wi-Fi wonâ€™t be ready for several weeks, guests should see TVs in their rooms within a week or so and they will notice changes in the bathroom, where bar soaps and shampoo bottles are being replaced with dispensers, all part of the companyâ€™s mission to cut down on waste.
â€œThe National Park Service wants a lot less in the landfill and a lot more recycling,â€ Frantz
Even though Delaware North
manages concessions, retail and lodging for numerous companies, from baseball stadiums to airports to national parks, Frantz
said interest in the Peaks of Otterâ€™s reopening has eclipsed all of Delawareâ€™s other interests.
The Peaks of Otter Lodge
and Restaurantâ€™s â€œFacebook page is busier than any Facebook page in our company,â€ he
said. â€œAnd weâ€™re talking Kennedy Space Center and Yosemite National Park.â€