Shenandoah National Park, VA – (March 26, 2015) – Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park has been preparing to welcome anyone seeking to take advantage of long-awaited warm weather.  The natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park is the perfect atmosphere for a spring or summer vacation getaway, and this season Skyland Resort’s Executive Chef Paul Lombardy provides further enjoyment in the Pollock Dining Room. 
 
Guests are invited to take a break from hiking and sight-seeing to relax and enjoy regional, farm-to-fork specialties while taking in the marvelous, mountainous views of the Shenandoah Valley. The Pollock Dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of desserts including, of course, the Mile-High Blackberry Ice Cream Pie.  With Paul Lombardy in charge of the kitchen, this restaurant amidst the sky is sure to offer the “height” of the Shenandoah dining experience.
 
“This is such a special destination,” said Chef Paul.  “We are excited to welcome past guests that have frequented the property over the years and show them our commitment with regional menu items and a talented team.  We look forward to providing an enjoyable dining experience whether they are visiting the restaurant for a meal or joining us at one of our special culinary events.” 
 
Chef Paul has been actively working with local wineries, distilleries and other partners to create special event dinners throughout the season.  April 17 will feature Old House Vineyard and April 24 will feature River Hill Distillery.  Full details are available online at http://www.goshenandoah.com/dining/culinary-events for all dining events.
  
After such a brutal winter, this is sure to be a fantastic season at the resort – now with a new culinary experience sure to match that of the exploration and activities offered every day at the park.  Serenity, adventure, family-fun and delicious flavors await guests from all over the world.

Additional lodging promotions, events and activities for planning your Shenandoah getaway are available at www.goshenandoah.com or call 877.247.9261 to speak with the reservation office.
 
About Shenandoah National Park
Established by Congress in 1935, Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia contains nearly 197,000 acres of land with over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  Shenandoah draws up to 1.2 million visitors a year with its rich history, unique geography and wildlife, as well as the panoramic vistas from the Skyline Drive.  This National Scenic Byway, built during the Depression era, winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, providing vistas of the sweeping landscape to the east and west.  Lodging options in the park include Skyland Resort (mile 41.7), Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51), and Lewis Mountain Cabins (mile 57.5), which are operated by Delaware North Companies, an authorized concessioner and hospitality provider for the National Park Service.  For more information about Shenandoah accommodations, dining and special events, call 877.247.9261 or visit www.goshenandoah.com.
 
About Delaware North's parks and resorts business
Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, recreational activities, food and beverage services, retail and educational programming at destinations throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Delaware North operates in many of the country’s iconic national and state parks, including Yosemite National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes five luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.
 
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with subsidiary and affiliate operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities.

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Contact(s)

Helen Morton
Delaware North at Shenandoah
(O) 540-843-2102    (Cell) 540-742-3454
HMorton@delawarenorth.com
www.goshenandoah.com

Ryan Kasperski
PR Counsel for Delaware North/Shenandoah
(O) 703-793-3419 (Cell) 716-244-0272
ryank@white64.com
 
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