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 March 25, 2010
Chateau On The Lake Offers "Midwest Mountain Retreat" Meeting Package

 The AAA Four-Diamond Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, which sits on an Ozark mountaintop overlooking Southwest Missouri's scenic Table Rock Lake, is offering a new "Midwest Mountain Retreat" meeting package, tailored for small groups, board meetings, and executive retreats. The 301-room resort features three stately Chateau boardrooms with leather seating, as well as meeting rooms ranging from 924 square feet to the 32,000-square-foot Great Hall, and many picturesque outdoor venues. The resort is a consistent recipient of the meetings industry's highest honors, having recently captured Successful Meetings magazine's "Pinnacle Award."

The "Midwest Mountain Retreat" meeting package includes: a Chateau Continental Breakfast Buffet; all-day refreshment service; a deli luncheon buffet with soup, salad, fruit, deli meats and cheeses to make sandwiches, and a selection of desserts; and a "Cookies and Brownies Break." Available through December 20, 2010, the package is $59 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and this fee includes room rental, refresh fees, projection support package, and use of a white board.

"Chateau on the Lake is a great choice for executive retreats and small group meetings because the resort is secluded enough to ensure the group will be focused on the task at hand, with the advantage of also featuring a wide range of recreational options on-site and nearby in Branson," said Stephen Marshall, the resort's vice president and general manager.

Widely recognized as one of the finest resorts in the Midwest, which also provides a great value, Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center features breathtaking vistas of Missouri's scenic Table Rock Lake, lush gardens, and surrounding mountains. Its 301 spacious guest rooms and suites feature cherry wood beds, down comforters, tiled stone baths, dual-line telephones with data port, WiFi access (at a nominal fee), iron and ironing board, coffee maker, in-room movies and music (at a nominal fee), and in-room safes.

Recreational options at the resort include the impressive 14,000-square-foot Spa Chateau. The full-service European-style spa features 10 luxurious treatment rooms; customized body treatments; a soothing Infinity Tub that is filled from the ceiling; an opulent Roman Bath situated beneath a waterfall overlooking Table Rock Lake; a lake-view Movement Therapy Studio for Yoga; and a unique Barber Spa.

The resort's Chateau on the Lake Marina, open most of the year, offers more water sports activities than any other resort in the Midwest. Offerings at the full-service marina include an array of watercraft rentals, which includes ski boats, fishing boats, waverunners, catamarans, paddle boats, sea kayaks, and canoes. Parasailing, guided fishing excursions, scuba diving, and snorkeling are among the many other available options. With 850 miles of pristine shoreline and 80 miles of crystal blue water, Table Rock Lake is a perfect water playground for groups.

Additional recreational offerings at Chateau on the Lake include a 24-hour fitness center, two lighted tennis courts, a year-round indoor pool, an outdoor (seasonal) pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, nature and biking trails, the 54-seat Sassafras Movie Theater, Crawdaddies Kids Club, and full-service concierge. Golf at six area courses, which includes two of Missouri's finest, also is available to groups and guests.

The resort's dining options include the award-winning Chateau Grille, which features a stunning view of Table Rock Lake and is known for its elegant presentation and exceptional cuisine. Casual fare options include: the 9th Street Italian Deli, serving bistro-style sandwiches, hand-made pizza, and "to go" box lunches; the Atrium Café & Wine Bar, located in the lobby beside an indoor waterfall and stream; and The Sweet Shoppe, offering hand-dipped ice cream, baked goods, candies, and specialty coffees.

Described as the "Live Music Show Capital of America," Branson features a wealth of offerings that appeal to groups, which includes more than 100 live shows per day and a variety of impressive attractions. Among the newest offerings is the acclaimed Titanic: The World's Largest Interactive Titanic Museum & Exhibition. The new $420-million Branson Landing in historic downtown features festivals, musical events, a variety of new waterfront dining options, and more than 400,000 sq. ft. of national brand-name shops, galleries and specialty gift shops. Other Branson offerings include Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater Complex, and Silver Dollar City.

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center is owned and managed by Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

www.ChateauOnTheLake.com