DAWSONVILLE, Ga. and HELEN, Ga., Jan. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coral Hospitality, the hospitality management company appointed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to operate The Lodge at Amicalola Falls and The Lodge and Conference Center at Unicoi State Park, announces the completion of multi-million dollar renovations at each of these iconic North Georgia lodges. (To download images visit: https://us-mg205.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=fp6496emi8i9q#mail).

The Lodge at Amicalola Falls (www.amicalolafallslodge.com) is located in Dawsonville, GA and opened in 1991. It has received a major upgrade to its facilities including an alluring new lobby with a spectacular panoramic rocking chair porch, completely refreshed guestrooms – several that sport their own newly added patios, as well as extensive upgrades and improvements to all of the Lodge's freestanding cabins. Each of the 57 Lodge guestrooms now feature a fresh, designer look with new windows, flooring and wall coverings in rich earth tones complemented with natural wood and stone textures. Guests will enjoy the new luxury king and queen sized bedding with a plush linen package and upgraded bathrooms with new marble countertops. For additional comfort there is new lighting, new electronics and 42" flat screen TVs. Each of the 14 cabins is also receiving a remake with new carpeting, new furnishings, new bedding and refreshed bathrooms and kitchen upgrades as well as new flat screen TVs that are being added later this year. Amicalola Falls, also offers its popular hike-in only accommodations. The Lodge is a beautiful setting for group meetings, family gatherings and conferences with facilities that can accommodate up to 200 people, offering full catering facilities as well as the Maple Restaurant which is open year-round. The Lodge is one mile from the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor Center, where visitors can see live animals, check maps, enjoy special exhibits, and learn about the nearby Appalachian Trail. 

The Lodge & Conference Center at Unicoi State Park (www.unicoilodge.com), which opened in 1973, has also completed a multi-million dollar renovation and refurbishment which includes a new welcoming Lodge Lobby where guests can cozy up around the fireplace. In addition, the expansive meeting space has all been remodeled with the addition of new pre-function space now sporting gorgeous mountain views and a dedicated continuous break area. There is also the addition of a Boardroom, all making this breathtaking destination even more desirable for corporate meetings, incentives, weddings, and social events. For added comfort, each of the 100 Lodge guestrooms offers charming mountain style décor and newly enhanced amenities including a 42" flat screen TV, as well as an additional 16 king-bedded guestrooms, and 24 double queen-bedded guestrooms. Each of the Lodge's adjacent cabins have also been refreshed with new fabrics and furnishings, as well as the addition of a second bathroom in the larger three bedroom cabins. Unicoi Lodge & Conference Center at Unicoi State Park is open year round and is situated on 1,050 acres nestled between the Chattahoochee Forest and the alpine village of Helen. The park features 12 miles of nature and hiking trails, a 53-acre lake and trout stream for fishing; picnic facilities; a world class mountain bike trail; and a year-round schedule of activities, as well as comprehensive conference facilities. For dining, guests and visitors may enjoy the Unicoi Dining Room featuring an expansive buffet, and an a la carte menu. The Unicoi Dining Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unicoi Lodge also offers Smith Creek Tavern, an excellent venue for a casual meal, cocktails, and watching a game on one of many large screen TVs. 

Visitors are invited to enjoy a winter getaway at The Lodge at Amicalola Falls with guestroom rates starting at $99* per night for a Sunday through Thursday night stay. For information and reservations call: 800-573-9656 or online at www.amicalolafallslodge.com. And winter getaways at The Lodge & Conference Center at Unicoi State Park start at $109 per night* for double occupancy Sunday through Thursday evenings. For more information and reservations call: 800-573-9659, or online at www.unicoilodge.com.

Amicalola State Park and Lodge and Unicoi State Park and Lodge are managed by Coral Hospitality, the same professional hospitality industry management company that also manages Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA; George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge; Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club; and Little Okmulgee State Park and Lodge. For more information visit: www.coralhospitality.com.

*Taxes and resort fees are not included. Rates subject to availability.

Media Contact:
Heath Carter
Coral Hospitality

Gayle MacIntyre
Global Ink Communications