MT. TREMPER, New York – The Emerson Resort & Spa here in the Catskills town of Mt. Tremper, has re-opened today with several new changes to its daily operations, including the “Stay Safe Pledge” procedure that outlines the details of the property’s new health and safety protocol.
The Pledge also includes a complimentary breakfast that features a variety of options, including a farm fresh egg sandwich, oatmeal with Catskill mountain maple syrup and more, which will now be included in an overnight stay prepared by the resort’s signature restaurant Woodnotes Grille.
Emerson will remain closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice to allow for weekly deep cleanings and sanitizing throughout the entire property.
“For nearly 25 years, we have been honored to host family vacations, weekend getaways, girlfriend retreats, reunions, weddings and special events at the Emerson Resort & Spa,” said Naomi Umhey, CEO of the Emerson Resort & Spa. “It has always been our mission from the start, and our pleasure, to provide our guests with exceptional customer service and clean, safe accommodations.
“During our temporary closure since mid-March due to COVID-19, we have been continuously monitoring guidelines in real time from the CDC and health and elected officials in order to plan and implement a detailed system of protocol designed to keep our staff, guests and local community safe upon reopening, while simultaneously providing our warm and welcoming hospitality.”
The resort’s re-opening comes in time for the 85th Annual Emerson Resort & Spa Woodstock Open, which will be July 27 at the nearby Woodstock Golf Club.
This one-day tournament is believed to be the longest running tourney in the country at one site for professionals and amateurs. Past Woodstock Open fields have included Masters champions Gene Sarazen and Doug Ford.
“We’re thrilled to enter into our fourth year as the premier sponsor of the Emerson Resort & Spa Woodstock Open,” said Emerson Resort & Spa Marketing and Sales Director Tamara Murray. “This historical golf tournament brings leading professional and amateur players from across the region to the Catskills. It is a prestigious event that showcases our community as a tourism destination and never disappoints with a close and exciting championship.”
The list of entrants for this year’s tournament includes last year’s professional winner Scott Berliner, an assistant professional at Saratoga Spa Golf Course. Berliner will attempt to capture his fourth overall Emerson Resort & Spa Woodstock Open title. Joining Berliner in the field will be will 2001 champion Dal Daily and 2014 winner and host professional Chris Sanger.