• Historic Lake Property is Latest Addition to Growing Portfolio

     
    POSTED August 23, 2016
     

Lake Wallenpaupack’s Ehrhardt's Waterfront Banquet Center was purchased in October by Settlers Hospitality Group. Renamed Silver Birches, the property joins Settlers Hospitality Group, which has a growing portfolio, including Ledges Hotel (hosts up to 50 people for meetings), The Settlers Inn (up to 155 people) and The Hawley Silk Mill (up to 50 people).

Silver Birches was known as Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center for more than 30 years. The property has some history…it originally opened as the Silver Birches Resort by the Singer family in 1929. Interestingly enough, the Ehrhardt family is related to the Singer family. After its purchase and  complete renovation by Settlers, it was decided that it would return to its original nameSilver Birches.

The meeting facilities include The Waterfront at Silver Birches for up to 300 people and a smaller space, The Starboard Room, which hosts up to 45 people.

In 1927, Hilton Hotels’ founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas, will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

When meeting planners start getting together for fam trips, it’s a sign that things are beginning to get back to normal. That’s what happened in late July when about a dozen planners from across the country—Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Southern California, New York, Chicago and Nashville—gathered in Boise to check out what the city has to offer. The answer, in a nutshell: quite a lot. By the end of the three-day visit, several planners were already committed to hosting events in the Boise area. We’ll have a lot more to say about the city in an upcoming issue.