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Turning Stone Resort Casino

Hotel Contact:
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478
United States
Main: 888-361-7958
Email: Email Hotel Melissa Olsen
Director of Sales: Melissa Olsen
Website: www.turningstone.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.8
Chain Independent
Opened 1993
Renovated 2016
Guest Rooms 707
Kings/Suites/Doubles 303 / 142 / 264
Room Rates High $179 - 595 Low $129 - 179
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 800
Max Group Size 1500

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax 2.75%
Sales Tax 8.75%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 33,000ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 125,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 150,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Syracuse Hancock International Airport
35 min 30 miles (56 km)

Business:

Business center
high-speed Internet access
in-house audiovisual staff.

Recreation:

Spa
fitness center
Sportsplex with tennis and racquetball courts
Golf Dome with 40 hitting stations
pool
salon
72 holes of golf
120
000-square-foot casino
21 dining options
nightlife venues
and headliner acts and entertainment at the on-site Showroom and Event Center.

Nearby:

Finger Lakes wine region
New York State Fair
Baseball Hall of Fame
and Boxing Hall of Fame.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Atrium Bar
14
Sushi
Delta Cafe
22
Emerald Restaurant
225
American
Opals Confectionary
34
Peach Blossom
84
Gourmet Pan Asian
Pino Bianco
140
Italian
Seasons Harvest Buffet
484
The Corner Market
108
The Gig
102
The Upstate Tavern
155
American
Tin Rooster
160
American BBQ
TS Steakhouse
78
Steak House
Turquoise Tiger
88
Wildflowers
30

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $18.95 Cont. $12.95
Lunch Buffet $21.95 Plated $21.95
Dinner Buffet $43.95 Plated $89.95
Coffee Break $8.95
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
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4.8
7 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.9
Accommodations:
4.8
Food & Beverage:
4.9
Guest Service Experience:
4.9
Conference Services Staff:
4.8
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.8
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.7
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Adirondack Room 205 11.6 x 17.7 0 2,221 38 x 60 0 100 200 145 0 0 0 0 0
Appalachain Room 172 9.8 x 17.7 3 1,851 31 x 58 10 80 170 90 0 0 0 0 0
Appalachain+Adirondack+Catskill Rooms 550 17.7 x 31.1 3 5,902 60 x 102 10 280 560 325 0 0 0 0 0
Birch Room 50 6.1 x 8.2 3 513 22 x 27 10 30 45 30 0 0 0 0 0
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Property News
The Oneida Indian Nation Once Again Named the Region’s Largest Employer
Posted July 28, 2016
Central New York Business Journal report underscores the success of the Nation’s enterprises at a time it is reinvesting in its workforce and its operations
Reconfirming its success as a crucial force for economic growth, the Oneida Indian Nation was once again listed as the number one employer in the region in 2016. According to the latest annual survey by the Central New York Business Journal, the Oneida Indian Nation’s 4,600-employee workforce is the biggest in the area – and larger than the local workforce of major corporations such as Walmart, Lockheed Martin and Price Chopper.

The rankings emerge as the Nation continues to expand its businesses and reinvest in its employees.

“We are proud and honored to be the largest employer in Central New York,” said Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter. “Over the last two decades, we have based our enterprises on the idea that through careful planning and a commitment to local investment, we can build an economic engine that supports thousands of jobs and families throughout the region. In that time, we have faced many challenges in a competitive tourism economy — and it is because of our incredible workforce that we are succeeding in the face of those challenges. We have always understood that what sets us apart is our committed and talented employees. We are confident that we are well positioned to continue strengthening this region’s economy today — and for future generations.”

About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, the SāvOn chain of gas stations and convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas, Indian Country Today Media Network – the premier national multi-media source for American Indian news and information, and Four Directions Productions - a 3D animation HD cinematography studio. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.
Turning Stone’s Ska:ná: Spa Welcomes Summer with the Annual Strawberry Ceremony and Seasonal Treatments
Posted June 20, 2016
Today, on the official first day of summer, Turning Stone’s Ska:ná: spa is celebrating with the symbolic fruit of the season – strawberries. At Ska:ná: , the red summer berry inspires new seasonal treatments that pay homage to the spa’s Oneida Indian influence. The antioxidant-packed berry takes center stage at Ska:ná: this month in the seasonal Strawberries and Cream manicure and pedicure, a gently exfoliating, refreshing and moisturizing experience.

Located in the award-winning Lodge at Turning Stone, Ska:ná pays homage to American Indian cultural themes through its décor, ambiance and treatments. The Strawberries and Cream manicure and pedicure at Ska:ná: takes the healing benefits of strawberries and combines them with soothing, moisturizing cream, for a sweet, refreshing experience. With a skin-renewing, vitamin-packed exfoliation and a deep-moisture treatment, the Strawberries and Cream manicure/pedicure is a luxurious way to summer-ready hands and feet and is available through July 31. Guests can also experience the benefits of strawberries alongside a variety of Ska:ná services with the Strawberry Sugar Scrub enhancement, a gently exfoliating, antioxidant-packed treatment that can be added to select massage and body treatments.

Strawberry, the Oneida Indian’s name for the month of June, signals the arrival of summer for many. The Oneidas celebrate the summer berry with an annual Strawberry Ceremony in the middle of the month, as an important tradition focused on strawberries and its many practical and medicinal uses.

Oneidas use strawberries in many unique ways, including the making of strawberry bread (a mixture of mashed strawberries and maize), strawberry leather (mashed strawberries dried in strips and strawberry water or juice, which is known to promote health and well-being and is featured at various Oneida ceremonies. Medicinal teas also are made from the leaves and roots of the plant, helping to heal digestive ailments and inflamed, achy joints.

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 120,000 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 10 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Rochester Native Willie Monroe Jr. Battles with John Thompson Saturday at Turning Stone Resort Casino for Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend
Posted June 10, 2016
They were Boxcino champions, and in each of their last bouts, Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson fought for world titles. This Saturday night, June 11 they will meet in a very important bout at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
They were Boxcino champions, and in each of their last bouts, Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson fought for world titles. This Saturday night, June 11 they will meet in a very important bout at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Monroe and Thompson will fight in a middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT).

Both have been training hard for this important bout, for which the winner will most likely land a big opportunity or another shot at a world title.

John "Apollo Kidd" Thompson (17-2, 6 KO's) – Newark, NJ
"Everything is going great in camp. I am ready to get this party rolling," said Thompson, who is coming off a 7th round stoppage defeat to Liam Smith in Manchester, England for the WBO Junior Middleweight world title. "In that fight, I learned some good and bad stuff. The only things that make you better is fighting better opposition. I know that after this win in June 11, I will be back in a big fight and I look forward to seeing everyone in Verona."

On Saturday, June 11, Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs), a former WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion, and former world title challenger John Molina Jr. (28-6, 23 KOs), of West Covina, Calif., will face each other in the 12-round main event.

In the co-feature, undefeated former 154-pound world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs), of Providence, R.I., will face Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, in a 12-round WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator.

Opening the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader is a battle for the vacant WBC Lightweight World Championship between No. 1 ranked Dejan Zlaticanin (17-0, 10 KOs), of the Southeastern European country of Montenegro, and WBC No.5-ranked Franklin Mamani (21-2-1, 12 KOs) of Bolivia.

In the SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME® opener, heavyweight Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) takes on Mario Heredia (11-1, 9 KOs, 1-2 in WSB) in a 10-round heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this live event, which is promoted by Banner Promotions, Inc., are priced at $85, $60, $45 and $35. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

Turning Stone Resort Casino is no stranger to hosting high caliber nationally televised boxing events. Last year, Turning Stone hosted the epic battle between Provodnikov and Matthysee, selected over arenas in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami. Boxing superstars Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have both promoted televised fight cards at the resort and Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila Ali made her boxing debut at Turning Stone. When Provodnikov returns to Turning Stone on June 11th, it will mark Turning Stone's 18th nationally-televised boxing event, cementing the resort as a mecca for knockout fights. Located in Upstate New York, Turning Stone is an award-winning destination resort, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, five beautiful golf courses, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues.
Turning Stone to Pay Tribute to Muhammad Ali at the Highly-Anticipated Provodnikov vs. Molina Battle this Saturday
Posted June 9, 2016
Two days before hosting what promises to be an epic boxing battle between former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov and John Molina, Jr. during Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend on Saturday, June 11, Turning Stone Resort Casino today unveiled its plans for an inspiring tribute to the legendary champion Muhammad Ali. Featuring a powerful quote from the boxing icon, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life,” as well a photo of Ali taken during his visit to Turning Stone in 1999, the tribute honoring his legacy will be displayed in the Event Center Atrium on Saturday and then later strategically placed in a location where boxers will see it on their way to the ring for every future fight at Turning Stone.

“To honor Muhammad Ali’s incomparable legacy, we will prominently display this memorial so guests and boxers will be inspired by Ali’s moving words and reminded of what it takes to be the best in the world,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO. “We also wanted to showcase the unique connection Ali and his family have to Turning Stone. Muhammad Ali transcended sports as a civil rights icon, and we hope that this memorial will serve as a fitting tribute.”

Muhammad Ali attended his daughter Laila’s professional boxing debut, which took place at Turning Stone in October 1999. From the front row, Ali watched as Laila delivered a first-round knockout of her opponent, carrying on the family tradition of boxing excellence.

Turning Stone’s announcement about the new Muhammad Ali tribute was made at today’s press conference for this weekend’s June 11 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® 12-round battle between Provodnikov and Molina, Jr. Saturday’s fight will mark the 18th nationally-televised boxing event at Turning Stone, which has included appearances by superstars of the sport including Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather Jr., who have both promoted televised fight cards at the resort. Last year, Turning Stone hosted the epic battle and fight-of-the-year contender between Provodnikov and Matthysee, selected over arenas in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami, cementing the resort as a mecca for legendary knockout fights. Located in Upstate New York, Turning Stone is an award-winning destination resort, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, 120,000 square foot Las Vegas style gaming floor, five golf courses, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues.


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 1,200 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens and the Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four-Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 11 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone’s TS Steakhouse Named the Best Romantic Restaurant in New York
Posted May 12, 2016
The resort’s penthouse restaurant earns more national recognition as the top date-night and special occasion venue with Casino Player magazine naming it the Best Romantic Restaurant
After surveying thousands of nightlife and restaurants nationwide, the editors and readers of Casino Player magazine, a leading publication in gaming lifestyle, named TS Steakhouse the Best Romantic Restaurant in New York State. TS Steakhouse was lauded for its intimate locale and romantic atmosphere atop the 21st floor of the Tower Hotel at Turning Stone. Several other Turning Stone dining venues were recognized by Casino Player, including Season’s Harvest as the Best Buffet and Emerald restaurant for Best Late Night Dining.

Featuring panoramic views of Central New York’s vibrant countryside, TS Steakhouse is an obvious choice for date night or special occasions. TS Steakhouse’s menu features top quality steaks, chicken, lamb and pork, coupled with fresh, seasonal sides. The made-for-two 46 oz. Bone-In Rib-Eye features a 45-day dry-aged steak and can be ordered with family-style seasonal vegetables like steamed asparagus and creamed spinach, and comforting favorites like Duck Fat Potatoes and Mac & Cheese.

TS Steakhouse is also a great venue for dessert or an evening cocktail. Guests can share an intimate table for two over a bottle of the finest New York State dessert wine and one of six incredible desserts, ranging from light-and-sweet Baked Alaska to classic Crème Brûlée. Guests can also take advantage of TS Steakhouse’s special bar and lounge menu, complete with items designed for sharing and a wide array of high-end spirits and specialty cocktails – all while listening to incredible local musicians, including nine-time SAMMY Award winner Israel Hagan, who will be performing this Saturday, May 14. TS Steakhouse is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Named one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in the country by OpenTable earlier this year, TS Steakhouse has truly set itself apart as a romantic hideaway, complete with delicious food for two, live music, luscious desserts and candlelit ambiance. With tranquil spas, world-class entertainment, luxury accommodations and much more, Turning Stone has all the amenities to make date night, and any occasion, incredibly special.

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 120,000 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 10 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone’s Tin Rooster Goes beyond Barbeque with a New Menu of Savory Recipes, Steaks, Burgers, Sauces and More
Posted April 28, 2016
The country-themed bar and BBQ venue has overhauled its menu, introducing new items that emphasize handmade quality and even more choices for guests
For the first time since opening in 2013, Turning Stone’s Tin Rooster, the down-home country haven located in the resort’s Exit 33 complex, has revitalized its menu with new appetizers, sandwiches, steaks, sides and entrées. The new menu features innovative twists on Tin Rooster favorites, as well as an extensive list of choices for guests wanting more than barbeque, including the 28 oz. wood-grilled T-Bone steak, a 12 oz. New York strip steak, supersized hand-pressed burgers, chicken and waffles, fried chicken and beer-battered haddock.

Tin Rooster’s new menu combines the best of gourmet dining with the rich, delicious flavors of BBQ. From the sauces and condiments to the hand-pressed burgers, nearly everything at Tin Rooster is made in-house by a team of skilled and highly trained chefs. With culinary experts leading the charge, Tin Rooster’s exciting new menu and innovative practices seamlessly merge the best of several regional styles of barbeque – Memphis, Texas and Carolina – into a flavor experience that is uniquely Tin Rooster.

Responding directly to guest feedback, Tin Rooster sought to give guests more flexibility and options when ordering. Additionally, the restaurant’s signature platters – stockpiled with smoked meats and sides – are now customizable, allowing guests to combine any two meats with their choice of two sides or any three meats with any three sides. Meats include smoked ribs, pulled pork, kielbasa, brisket and turkey breast, and come with a choice of seven flavorful house-made sauces, including White BBQ, Whiskey Black Pepper, Bacon BBQ and the fresh-and-tangy House Ketchup. Tin Rooster’s list of sandwich and burger options have expanded as well, which now include pulled pork grilled cheese, honey wood-grilled chicken, the Rooster Burger and The 33 Burger – all burgers are handmade and hand-pressed. Sides include comfort-food favorites, such as mac n’ cheese, hush puppies, salt potatoes – a Central New York favorite – whipped bacon potato salad, cheesy corn, and more.

The dining venue also takes a unique approach to appetizers, pouring creativity into each one, like the new Rooster Poutine, a twist on the Canadian dish featuring smoked beef rib, and Chili Frito Pie.

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 1,200 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens and the Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four-Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 10 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website: www.turningstone.com.
Golf Digest Names Turning Stone Resort as One of the Best Golf Resorts in all of North and South America
Posted April 25, 2016
The Central New York resort boasts five golf courses and numerous amenities, which helped to secure a spot on one of golf’s most prestigious list – the Best Golf Resorts in the Americas
Turning Stone Resort Casino’s highly regarded golf program is having a record year – and golf season has just begun. The resort has been recognized by industry leader Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in America, a highly competitive ranking selected by the editors of the magazine. Turning Stone is one of only two in New York State to be named to the list, which features the best resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America.

The Golf Digest’s Editor’s Choice list is notoriously competitive and selective, with very few resorts from each region selected. The Best Golf Resorts list in particular examines criteria beyond golfing, determining which locations provide a well-rounded, multi-faceted experience that can be tailored to individual needs and preferences. Fun, dazzling scenery on courses, along with an overabundance of activities and diversions to choose from, were top-of-mind.

Turning Stone was lauded for its variety of lodging options and for its world-renowned courses, designed by legendary course architects like Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Rick Smith. Stunning views along each of Turning Stone’s five courses, along with a variety of options of non-golf activities to choose from, made the resort an obvious choice for Golf Digest’s editors.

Beyond the picturesque views and challenging courses, Turning Stone has a variety of other amenities for golfers to enjoy while off the course, including world-class entertainment, more than 20 exciting restaurants and dining options, Las Vegas-style gaming floor and two luxurious spas with treatments geared to keep golfers ready for their next round of golf.

In addition to being named to Golf Digest’s Best Golf Resorts list, Turning Stone’s golf program has also received 2016 accolades from Golfweek, the PGA of America and Golf Advisor. A testament to these achievements, the resort will host the PGA Professional Championship June 26-29 on its Atunyote and Kaluhyat courses, hosting more than 300 golf professionals, their families and hundreds of volunteers.

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 120,000 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 11 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone’s Award-Winning Ska:ná: Spa to Offer a New Healing Himalayan Salt Treatment
Posted April 21, 2016
Beginning May 1, the luxurious Ska:ná: spa at Turning Stone will offer the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, a treatment shown to reduce inflammation, balance the central nervous system and improve sleep.
Taking a cue from health trends and research, Ska:ná spa at Turning Stone Resort Casino will be adding a new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage treatment to its extensive treatment menu beginning May 1. Himalayan salts have been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce muscle cramps by improving hydration, help to balance blood sugar in the body and induce deep relaxation. With the 84 naturally occurring minerals and elements found in the pure salt stones, mined from the Himalayan Mountains, Ska:ná’s new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage will soothe tired muscles and release tension, reduce inflammation, balance the central nervous system, nourish depleted cells in the body, stimulate circulation and improve the quality and length of sleep. Ska:ná’s Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is a 75 minute treatment available for $165 (Mon-Thurs) and $180 (Fri-Sun).

“We always strive to feature treatments and services that benefit our guests and the new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is an innovative way to do that,” said Shane Bird, Director of Spa Operations at Turning Stone Resort Casino. “With all the health benefits of Himalayan salts, this is more than just a trend; this is the new way of performing stone massages. We’re thrilled to be among the first spas in the country to offer this treatment to guests.”

The new massage at Ska:ná features warmed Himalayan salt stones massaged over the body in a specific sequence to balance the body’s meridians, or energy channels. As the salt stones heat, negative ions are released into the air, which has been shown to reduce oxidative stress on the body. Drawing upon traditional Chinese medicine therapy, the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage grounds and balances the body's electromagnetic field, and the pressure, motion, and thermal effects used during the treatment work to replenish nutrients in the connective tissue, reducing muscle tension, while creating deep relaxation.

The Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is just one of more than 40 treatments and services offered at Ska:ná:. Recently named the #3 best spa in the world by Spas of America, Ska:ná: combines soothing treatments and modern amenities with influences from American Indian cultural, creating a truly luxurious and unique spa experience. With a full menu of treatments ranging from restorative to invigorating and world-class facilities that include steam rooms, mineral pools, saunas, and an intimate café, Ska:ná: is designed to bring lifestyle, nutrition and fitness into perfect harmony.

For more information about Ska:ná: or to book a treatment, please visit www.turningstone.com/spa/skana/.

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 120,000 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 11 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone Golf Courses Named to Top 10 in New York State by Golfweek Magazine
Posted April 16, 2016
Just ahead of the opening day for its 2016 golf season, two of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s award-winning courses have once again been honored among the top 10 in the entire state of New York by Golfweek Magazine. The destination resort’s Atunyote and Kaluhyat courses ranked sixth and seventh respectively out of 15 New York honorees on “Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” for 2016.

Those interested in teeing off on these best-in-the-state courses need only wait a few more days. Kaluhyat, along with Turning Stone’s Pleasant Knolls and Sandstone Hollow courses, are scheduled to open this Friday, April 15, with Atunyote following shortly on April 29.

Meanwhile, Turning Stone’s upcoming luxury retail expansion has provided the opportunity for an exciting redesign of the resort’s popular Shenendoah course. This season, world-renowned course designer Rick Smith will be redesigning the course he originally designed sixteen years ago. The grand reopening of Shenendoah is scheduled for September 2016.

This June, the Golfweek-honored Atunyote and Kaluhyat golf courses will also be host to the 2016 PGA Professional Championship. Running June 26-29, the 312-player Championship will showcase PGA Professionals from across the country, with several from Upstate New York. The top 20 finishers earn an exemption for the 2016 PGA Championship taking place at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

Located on a sprawling 3,400-acre complex, Turning Stone’s five pristine golf courses are surrounded by world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, a 120,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, legendary concerts and shows, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues. Turning Stone is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York, hosting more than 4.5 million visitors a year. It is also the only resort in New York State to hold three AAA Four Diamond venues at one property, and recently earned a prestigious Forbes Four Star Award.

For more information about Turning Stone golf, please visit www.turningstone.com/golf/.

To see the full list of Golfweek’s Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play for 2016, visit http://golfweek.com/2016/03/16/golf-courses-golfweeks-state-by-state-2016/.

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 120,000 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 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 10 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone Resort Casino Earns Prestigious Forbes Star Ratings for The Lodge, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers Restaurant
Posted February 22, 2016
Awards continue to roll in recognizing the exceptional accommodations and first-class restaurants at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The Lodge, the resort’s breathtakingly beautiful Adirondack-style all-suite hotel, has been named a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority of luxury travel, also named two of Turning Stone’s restaurants to its coveted list of new award winners for 2016. TS Steakhouse, the penthouse restaurant at the top of The Tower hotel, and Wildflowers, the intimate restaurant located inside The Lodge, both received Recommended Ratings from Forbes, noting they are excellent properties with consistently exceptional service and amenities. Turning Stone Resort Casino is the only property in Central New York to achieve Forbes Star Ratings.

“It is a tremendous honor to have The Lodge, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers hailed among the most luxurious destinations in the world by Forbes Travel Guide,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “The awards we receive for Turning Stone are a testament to our hard working and dedicated employees and their passion to create the ultimate guest experience. We can have the most beautiful resort in the world, but without unparalleled guest service and a memorable experience, it’s just another hotel or restaurant.”

To determine the Star Award winners, Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties around the world and measure against more than 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing guests the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

To commemorate the prestigious Forbes Star Ratings, Turning Stone is planning celebratory events, special overnight packages, themed cocktails, and more. Additional details about the Forbes Star Award celebrations will be announced shortly.

Hosting more than 4.5 million visitors a year, Turning Stone is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, 1,200 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, five pristine golf courses, legendary concerts and shows, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues.

To review the listing about The Lodge, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers, and the full collection of Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners, visit: www.forbestravelguide.com/about/awardwinners.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit
www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.


About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or 1 (800) 771-7711. Visit the websites at www.turningstone.com and www.oneidaindiannation.com.
The Hollywood Vampires – Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry – Announce the First Show of Their 2016 Tour is at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Posted February 16, 2016
After their spectacular worldwide television debut on last night’s GRAMMY Awards®, The Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry, announced today they will kick off their 2016 tour at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. The show at Turning Stone Resort Casino, located in Upstate New York, will also mark the Hollywood Vampires’ east coast debut.

A super-group comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the Vampires will hit the stage at the Turning Stone Event Center, offering fans a non-stop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their new single “Bad As I Am” from their new deluxe album, as well as renditions of popular classics including “My Generation,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and a “School’s Out”/“Another Brick in the Wall” medley.

In 1969 on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires.

Cooper and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). Cooper and Depp were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires. An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.

Host of this epic performance, Turning Stone Resort Casino, owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, is a 3,400 acre award-winning destination resort, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, 1,200 square foot Las Vegas style gaming floor, five picturesque golf courses, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues. From iconic performers, to the world’s most-watched sporting events, Turning Stone is no stranger to hosting legendary entertainment and concerts, rivaling those found in major cities around the world.

Tickets for The Hollywood Vampires’ May 24th kick-off performance at Turning Stone Resort Casino go on sale February 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET for $64, $69 and $74 and can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, online through Ticketmaster, or by calling 877.833.SHOW. Be sure to follow Turning Stone Resort Casino on Twitter at www.twitter.com/turningstone for show updates.

Immediately following their performance at Turning Stone Resort Casino, the Hollywood Vampires travel to Lisbon, Portugal for their 2016 Rock in Rio performance on May 27.

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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 1,200 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor and several nightlife options. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens and the Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. For 10 consecutive years, Turning Stone has earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.
Turning Stone’s Restaurants Deemed Most Romantic Restaurants in the Country and Featured on OpenTable’s Top 10 Best Restaurants in New York Lists
Posted February 10, 2016
Enjoy Valentine’s Day this year dining at two of the country’s most romantic restaurants, right here in Central New York at Turning Stone’s TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers.

The two restaurants at the destination resort received “Most Romantic” designation from OpenTable, the leading online resource for restaurant reservations. TS Steakhouse, Turning Stone’s penthouse restaurant that offers 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, was deemed as one of the most romantic restaurants in America, as well as being named one of the top 10 most romantic restaurants in all of New York; Wildflowers, the intimate and luxuriously designed restaurant located in The Lodge, was also ranked as one of the top 10 most romantic restaurants in New York State.

The rankings, determined by OpenTable’s extensive database of user reviews, searches and reservation habits, are released on an annual and monthly basis across a variety of categories, including lists based on region, type of cuisine and overall experience. Several of Turning Stone’s remarkable restaurants received designations from OpenTable, including Peach Blossom for Best Asian Cuisine, TS Steakhouse for Best Restaurant for Special Occasions, and Wildflowers as one of the Best Overall Restaurants in New York, Best Continental Food, and Top Overall Restaurant in Upstate New York.

Guests looking for the perfect romantic night out this Valentine’s Day will not only enjoy the award-winning ambiance at TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers, but also the perfectly orchestrated food and unparalleled service. Both venues will feature special Valentine’s Day menus this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, featuring decadent menu items, including duck, lobster and plenty of champagne. Peach Blossom, Pino Bianco, Upstate Tavern and Tin Rooster will also have specially prepared Valentine’s Day menus, available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Renowned not only for its upscale dining and award-winning accommodations, Turning Stone Resort Casino is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York, welcoming more than 4.5 million visitors each year at its sprawling 3,400 acre facility, featuring two luxurious spas, five picturesque golf courses, world-class gaming and several nightlife and entertainment options.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website at www.TurningStone.com.
Turning Stone Resort Casino to Host Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with Special Guests the Steep Canyon Rangers
Posted January 16, 2016
Award-winning comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to unite at Turning Stone Resort Casino for An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life on Sunday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Event Center. They will be joined by special musical guests the Steep Canyon Rangers, the GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass band.

Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the hilarious duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of conversation, banter, singing and banjo playing.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. for $39, $44 and $49. Guests can purchase tickets in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 800.771.7711, or online at Ticketmaster. Guests must be 18+ years old.

Steve Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin showcased his stand-up comedy on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and made appearances on HBO's On Location and NBC's Saturday Night Live. Martin's widely popular films include: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Parenthood (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999).

Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago. He became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and "legendary songwriter" Irving Cohen. His popularity and exposure on Saturday Night Live paved the way for Short to segue quickly and successfully into feature films. He made his debut in Three Amigos (1986) followed by roles in Inner Space (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Clifford (1994), Tim Burton's Mars Attacks (1996), Madagascar 3 (2012), and Frankenweenie (2012).

Steve Martin and Martin Short join Turning Stone’s impressive comedian lineup this spring with legendary comedians Tracy Morgan performing at the resort on March 8th and Jay Leno on March 10th, cementing Turning Stone as Central New York’s leading entertainment destination. For more information, visit www.turningstone.com/entertainment.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.TurningStone.com.
Turning Stone Resort’s Luxurious Ska:ná: Spa Rated One of the Best Spas in the World by Spas of America
Posted January 15, 2016
Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Ska:ná: spa has been ranked the #3 best spa in the world by Spas of America, the leading spa and wellness travel website, on their Top 100 Spas of 2015 list. The consumer-influenced rankings include spas from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. According to the Spas of America list, Ska:ná: is the #1 best spa in all of New York State.

Located in the award-winning Lodge at Turning Stone, Ska:ná:, the Oneida word for peace, takes soothing treatments and modern amenities and combines them with influences from American Indian cultural, creating truly luxurious and unique spa experience. With a full menu of treatments ranging from restorative to invigorating, and world-class facilities that include steam rooms, mineral pools, saunas, and an intimate café, Ska:ná: is designed to bring lifestyle, nutrition and fitness into perfect harmony.

Guests looking for a unique spa experience can choose a treatment like the “From the Earth Mud Wrap” or “Leaves and Flowers,” an invigorating combination of exfoliation, a mineral bath and aromatherapy massage. For those seeking a more modern treatment, Ska:ná: offers completely customizable treatments including massages, acid peels, hair treatments, pedicures and more. Couples packages are also available, as well as prenatal treatments specially designed for mom.

While enjoying a day of pampering, guests can also order a healthy and delicious meal from the Ska:ná: café’s new menu. Guests can customize their meal by selecting a nutritious entrée, three sides, a dessert and a beverage for only $15. Options include heart-healthy smoked salmon, quinoa salad, orange-garlic kale chips, fresh berries, and more. The meals are made to order by the staff at Wildflowers, the resort’s AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant.
For more information about Ska:ná: or to book a treatment, please visit www.turningstone.com/spa/skana/.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or 1-(800) 771-7711. Visit the websites at www.turningstone.com and www.oneidaindiannation.com.
The Retail Expansion at Turning Stone Provides Opportunity to Redesign Shenendoah Golf Course with Renowned Course Designer Rick Smith
Posted December 17, 2015
Turning Stone Resort Casino’s luxury retail expansion, slated to break ground in spring 2016, is opening the door for more exciting changes at the resort next year. The new location of The Outlets at Turning Stone, which will now be on the north side of the resort, is providing an opportunity to redesign the resort’s popular Shenendoah golf course. World-renowned golf course designer Rick Smith, who designed Shenendoah when it opened in 2000, has been brought back to redesign the course in partnership with Turning Stone.

Turning Stone’s golf and grounds teams are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather to prepare the grounds for the redesign. Preliminary clearing and shaping of the grounds has already begun and construction will begin in the spring. The grand reopening of Shenendoah is planned for fall 2016.

With the redesign, Turning Stone and Smith have the goal of making Shenendoah a top 100 golf course, alongside Turning Stone’s Atunyote and Kaluhyat which are already ranked as top 100 courses. With three top 100 ranked courses, Turning Stone would join the prestigious list of only four other resorts that have this distinction – Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Kohler, and Bandon Dunes.

The catalyst for the exciting changes at Shenendoah golf course is Turning Stone’s $100 million luxury retail expansion. Due to the number of interested tenants, Turning Stone had to move the location of the retail space to the north side of the resort in order to accommodate a larger footprint. The luxury retail outlets will now be connected to Turning Stone’s Exit 33 entertainment venue.

The Outlets at Turning Stone will feature a mix of 60 luxury brand retailers, more than 15,000 square feet of dining options, a six-screen movie theater, a deluxe bowling alley, and impressive designer features including fountains with daily water shows.

Construction of the retail expansion is planned for the spring, which will create more than 600 new jobs. An additional 500 full and part time jobs will be created when the retail space is completed.

Turning Stone has partnered with the Gordon Group on developing luxury retail venue. The firm cemented its global reputation by creating The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, which became the number one performing entertainment-retail project in the entire United States, and played a key role in transforming Las Vegas from a gambling town into one of the greatest attractions and vacation destinations in the world.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers Restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or 1-(800) 771-7711. Visit us at www.turningstone.com and www.oneidaindiannation.com.
Turning Stone Resort Casino Celebrates the “Diamond Anniversary”
Posted May 5, 2015
Earning the Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award
Turning Stone Resort Casino today accepted three AAA Four Diamond Awards in recognition of its elite standards at The Lodge at Turning Stone, The Tower, and Wildflowers restaurant. Granted to less than six percent of AAA approved hotels and less than three percent of its restaurants, these coveted awards solidify the culture of excellence at Turning Stone, which is the only resort in New York State with three AAA Four Diamond venues at one property.

Celebrating its “diamond anniversary,” The Lodge at Turning Stone has achieved the AAA Four Diamond rating every year since it opened, while The Tower and Wildflowers are each on their ninth consecutive award. Wildflowers is also distinguished as the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in all of Central New York.

During a ceremony at The Lodge earlier today, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter was presented with the Four Diamond Award plaques by AAA Western and Central New York President and CEO Tony Spada.

“It is an honor to receive the AAA Four Diamond Awards for the tenth year for the world-class amenities and superior standards we offer at Turning Stone Resort,” said Halbritter. “Earning this prestigious award is a testament to our commitment to providing our guests with a truly unique and special experience.”

Selection for these awards places Turning Stone among the mere 3.8 percent of the 58,000 AAA-approved hotels and restaurants throughout North America and the Caribbean which receive the esteemed AAA Four Diamond rating. AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only ratings system that covers all of North America, using professionally-trained inspectors who evaluate each property based on guidelines available to all establishments. AAA evaluates more properties each year than any other rating entity.

“As a AAA Four Diamond recipient, Turning Stone Resort is among an extremely exclusive group of top tier properties,” said AAA Western and Central New York President and CEO Tony Spada. “Continually earning three AAA Four Diamond Awards at one property clearly demonstrates Turning Stone’s commitment to our elite standards of excellence in service, comfort and amenities.”

About Turning Stone Resort’s AAA Four Diamond Award-Winners

The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort is an elegant all-suite hotel that has perfected the art of pampering. This beautiful hideaway offers treasured privacy that superbly complements the Resort's recreational pleasures. A sumptuous suite is just mere steps from fun and excitement, yet still a serene world away.

Each perfectly orchestrated meal in the intimate and elegant 65-seat Wildflowers Restaurant at the Lodge sets the stage for a most memorable dining adventure. Behold a delightful display of culinary magic as traditional continental cuisine is prepared to your exact preference.

With a stunning view of the countryside, the Tower Hotel at Turning Stone is the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse. The 19-story magnificent hotel features spacious guest rooms and elegant suites with panoramic views.
The Grand Opening for Yellow Brick Road Casino will be on June 2
Posted April 30, 2015
Guests will be introduced to Chittenango’s stunning new $20 million gaming venue at a special event filled with Oz-themed prizes, promotions and surprises
The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that it will host a Grand Opening Event for its highly-anticipated Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, New York, on Tuesday, June 2. Doors will open after a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the new $20 million gaming venue inspired by the Village of Chittenango’s close connection with the American classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Attendees will be dazzled by an entertaining array of Oz-themed surprises from the moment they walk through the doors, including promotions, prizes and special events. Additional details about the Grand Opening will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Infused with whimsical Wizard of Oz fun, the Yellow Brick Road Casino will boast more than 430 Vegas-style cash slot machines, a 500-seat bingo hall called the Wizard Hall, an intimate Keno Lounge, the Oz General Store, and an impressive lineup of just-announced bars and restaurants.

Designed to deliver top quality while remaining fast, fun and convenient, the Oz-themed food and drinks venues include “there’s no place like home-style” cooking at Dorothy’s Farmhouse, wicked good and wicked fast pizza and chicken wings at Wicked Good Pizza, a fierce selection of brews at the country-western style Heart and Courage Saloon, and mischievously great cocktails at Winged Monkey.

With an extraordinary amount of entertainment options to explore, the Yellow Brick Road Casino will also offer convenient parking, easy access to all gaming areas located entirely on one level, and a smoke-free environment with a covered outdoor smoking patio. All areas are 18 yrs+ except for Wicked Good Pizza, which is family friendly.

About Yellow Brick Road Casino
Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, Yellow Brick Road Casino is a $20 million, 67,000-square-foot gaming venue located in Upstate New York in the Village of Chittenango. Celebrating the community’s connection with the American classic book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Yellow Brick Road features 430 Vegas-style cash slot machines, a 500 seat bingo hall, two casual dining options, two bars, and a general store.
Turning Stone Resort’s Golf Courses Ranked Among Top 10 Courses in New York State for 2015 by Golfweek
Posted March 24, 2015
The accolades continue to roll in for Turning Stone Resort Casino, whose picturesque Kaluhyat and Atunyote golf courses were recently honored among the top 10 courses in New York by Golfweek Magazine. Kaluhyat ranked fifth and Atunyote eighth in all of New York on “Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” for 2015.

These honors come on the heels of numerous other golf awards for the resort’s pro-level courses. Just weeks ago, Golf Digest listed both Atunyote and Kaluhyat among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses for the third consecutive year. In late 2014, these two courses, as well as Turning Stone’s Shenendoah course, were each hailed among Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses for 2015, while 2015 AGM Platinum Awards were granted to Turning Stone’s Golf SuperStore and the Shenendoah Golf Club.

“All of us at Turning Stone are honored to be listed among Golfweek’s top courses to play in New York for 2015,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “With our premier golf courses, and wide range of world-class entertainment and amenities, Turning Stone aims to provide our visitors with only the most superior services and experiences.”

Turning Stone’s scenic golf courses have hosted numerous professional events including the PGA Tour, the PGA Professional National Championship, the B.C. Open and the Turning Stone Resort Championship. The resort has also attracted some of the sport’s biggest names, including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

Turning Stone’s amenities extend far beyond golf. The sprawling, 3,400 acre resort features celebrated hotels and restaurants, vast entertainment options, an entertainment complex called Exit 33, and a luxury retail outlet which will be opening in 2016. Turning Stone welcomes more than 4.5 million guests a year and is the only resort in New York State to hold three AAA Four Diamond venues at one property.

For more information on Turning Stone golf, please visit www.turningstone.com/golf/.

To see the full list of Golfweek’s Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play for 2015, visit http://golfweek.com/news/2015/mar/12/golf-courses-golfweeks-state-by-state-2015/.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.
Turning Stone Resort’s Pino Bianco and Peach Blossom Restaurants Honored with OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Awards
Posted February 5, 2015
Pino Bianco and Peach Blossom, two of the impeccable dining venues at Turning Stone Resort Casino, were recognized for the first time by OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Award as being among the region’s best restaurants.

The casually elegant Pino Bianco has been honored among Upstate New York’s Best Italian Restaurants, as well as the region’s Most Booked Restaurants. The innovative Peach Blossom was voted among Upstate New York’s Restaurants with the Best Service, and also one of the Best Asian Restaurants in the entire New York/Tri-State Area. The award winning eateries will be featured on the OpenTable website and in the company’s seasonal emails to diners.

OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice lists feature the top 10 restaurants in each category and are updated frequently. The honorary lists are determined by thousands of local diners who have personally visited and reviewed the establishments. OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month across 31,000 restaurants.

Turning Stone’s TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers have also been named to numerous OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists. Both venues are featured on Upstate New York’s lists for the Most Romantic Restaurants, Best Ambiance Restaurants and the Best Restaurants for a Special Occasion. TS Steakhouse was also a winner for Best Service and Most Booked, with Wildflowers being named to the Best Continental Restaurants in the New York/ Tri-State Area.

“At Turning Stone, we work hard to create an enchanting ambiance and unparalleled guest experience in all of our restaurants and throughout the resort,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO. “It is a great honor and extremely gratifying to see our visitors select both Peach Blossom and Pino Bianco as elite dining options in the region and state. We look forward to continuing to exceed customer expectations at all our venues.”

Continually focused on bringing outstanding dining experiences to its guests and the Central New York region, Turning Stone recently welcomed its new Executive Chef Ron Ross, a nationally respected culinary expert and three-time James Beard award recipient with more than 36 years of experience. In 2013, the resort also partnered with acclaimed restaurant strategist Elizabeth Blau to expand and upgrade its dining offerings.

Renowned not only for its eclectic mix of dining options, Turning Stone also features leading amenities, celebrated hotels and restaurants, professional-level golf courses, vast entertainment options, and a luxury retail outlet and entertainment complex opening in 2016. It is the only resort in New York State to hold three AAA Four Diamond venues at one property.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.
Turning Stone Resort Casino Wins Gold Key Award for 2014
Posted September 10, 2014
Presented by Meetings & Conventions magazine
Turning Stone Resort Casino Wins Gold Key Award for 2014
Presented by Meetings & Conventions magazine

Secaucus, NJ – Meetings & Conventions magazine recently announced the winners of its prestigious Gold Key Award for 2014. For over 30 years this annual award has been leading the industry recognizing the world’s finest meeting properties.

All winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by the professional planner readers of M&C, who based their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property. This year, 151 domestic and 17 international hotels and resorts were honored as Gold Key winners – by this distinct audience. Meeting planners selected their winning properties based on strict industry criteria including: staff attitude; quality of meeting rooms; quality of guest services; food and beverage service; proficiency of handling reservations; availability of technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

“Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2014 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distinction.”

Winning hotels and resorts will also be featured in Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published this November.

Meetings & Conventions (www.mcmag.com) is a division of NORTHSTAR Travel Media LLC, publishers of worldwide directories, periodicals, electronic products, and destination information services for the travel, meetings and hospitality industry.