Sentry opens The Inn at SentryWorld
Boutique hotel offers guests luxury accommodations and exceptional amenities
By Brian Weis
The Inn at SentryWorld-a new, luxury boutique hotel in central Wisconsin-opened its doors today. The upscale hotel, built and managed by Sentry Insurance, is located across the street from the company's Stevens Point headquarters on the SentryWorld campus. It will serve destination golfers, visitors to the central Wisconsin community, and the mutual insurance group's business clientele.
The hotel is located just off the 18th fairway of SentryWorld's championship golf course, providing great views of the course and its peaceful parkland setting. It features spacious suites and intimate gathering spaces, ideal for personal getaways, weddings, and corporate retreats. Guests can expect an authentic Wisconsin-style hospitality experience during their stay.
"For more than 117 years, Sentry's business has thrived on building relationships and delivering exceptional customer service," said Pete McPartland, Sentry Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO. "The Inn will allow us to provide our business insurance customers, agents, and brokers a truly distinctive experience. What's more, The Inn will offer a unique, unrivaled hospitality experience for those visiting the Stevens Point and central Wisconsin area."
The Inn features 64 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and special, executive-level accommodations designed with modern amenities and special touches. All rooms have their own patio or terrace with seating-most facing the adjacent woods and SentryWorld course, home to the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.
Guests also have access to cozy gathering spaces throughout The Inn, including a comfortable living room offering numerous board games for families and friends to enjoy together. There's also a café library filled with books written by Wisconsin authors and about the state.
The Wisconsin spirit also extends to The Inn's decorative details, including the work of several local artists and designers, such as handmade quilts crafted by artisans from central Wisconsin. Photography by Sentry employee Katie Berdan Wolden and murals by local artist Meredith Trzebiatowski featuring Wisconsin's natural landscapes and people are also showcased throughout the hotel.
Visitors can also experience local flavor through The Inn's on-site dining options, which include a café, bakery, and bar, as well as nearby casual dining at PJ's and fine dining at Muse. SentryWorld's culinary team focuses on fresh, seasonal, and regional options to give visitors a taste of real Wisconsin.
Other amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, Kids Club, and The Outfitter, where guests can rent outdoor sporting equipment such as bikes and cross-country skis to take advantage of the scenic Green Circle trail that winds along the Wisconsin River valley.
Through a covered colonnade, The Inn is connected to the SentryWorld Fieldhouse, which offers additional event spaces and activities, such as tennis, pickleball, a golf simulator, and indoor driving range.
World-Class Golf Steps Away
Golf remains the pinnacle of the SentryWorld experience and golfers will have the option of staying at The Inn with special stay and play options. When the course opens June 1, 2022, SentryWorld will debut its new fully inclusive golf experience. The experience will include handcrafted food and beverage options (made-to-order if desired) at two on-course refreshment stations, all of which are included in the greens fees. GPS-enabled golf carts are also included with each round, as are all gratuities. Tee times have been spaced out from 10-minute intervals to 20-minute intervals to provide a more relaxed, enjoyable round and to ensure the course remains in pristine condition throughout the day.
Luxury Hotel Experience
Chad Bates, a Wisconsin Rapids native, is General Manager of The Inn at SentryWorld. Bates has 20-plus years of experience in managing luxury hotels, including working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
"What you'll find at The Inn at SentryWorld is a high emphasis on the total guest experience," Bates said. "From cozy rooms and a welcoming atmosphere to championship golf and outdoor activities, The Inn has something for everybody. We're excited to share those one-of-a-kind experiences with everyone seeking the best that this community and Wisconsin has to offer."
Swaback Architects designed The Inn at SentryWorld. J.H. Findorff & Son oversaw construction.
Guests can now book their stay or plan their event through the SentryWorld website. For more information about The Inn, located at 501 Michigan Ave N in Stevens Point, Wis.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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