Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (April 2, 2019) – At a special ceremony held today at The Lodge at Turning Stone, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter recognized employees from The Lodge, Wildflowers and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa for their dedication and remarkable achievement of earning three Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards.  Turning Stone is the only property in New York State to earn Four Star ratings in every award category.

The Lodge at Turning Stone is the first and only Four-Star rated hotel in Central New York, while Wildflowers and Skʌ:nʌ́: are the only restaurant and spa in New York, north of New York City, to earn a Four- or Five-Star Forbes Award. The year, The Lodge earned its highest score yet and Skʌ:nʌ́: received perfect scores in technical execution, staff appearance and ambiance, which are all critical areas of the guest experience.

At the event Halbritter said, “When we first opened The Lodge with all of its world-class amenities including Wildflowers and Skʌ:nʌ́:, we knew we would forever change the landscape of hospitality in our region. We have established a new standard for luxury and guest service in Upstate New York, and this recognition from Forbes Travel Guide represents that and all we have accomplished.”

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in more than 76 different countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. With only 534 hotels, 152 restaurants and 217 spas in the world to achieve a Four-Star rating, Turning Stone continues to be distinguished as one of the most elite properties found anywhere around the globe.


About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2017 by Condé Nast Johansens, and the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine in 2018. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

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