This past weekend, Steele Hill Resorts welcomed the Town of Sanbornton to its Annual Open House. Steele Hill President Bill Cutillo was on hand to greet the town residents with a warm friendly smile. “We open the resort amenities to all Sanbornton residents each year. This is always a great opportunity for everyone to get together in a sunny warm atmosphere and shake off the mid-winter blues. Parents, children and grandparents come up to catch up with neighbors and friends while enjoying the pools, food and entertainment. It is Steele Hill Resorts way of thanking the town of Sanbornton for its support over the many decades that we have been a part of this wonderful community”, Says Cutillo.
The resort has been hosting the event for years and it’s always a great turnout! Watching the local families visit “The Hill” for some Tropical fun is just such a great sight to see! This year’s event included free appetizers and entertainment. Local residents relaxed by lounging in the large roman spa while the kids hit the slide. The resort’s new Xbox Kinect gaming stations saw plenty of action as residents enjoyed some neighborly competition.
Steele Hill will continue the Open House tradition again next year, opening the doors to the Sanbornton community so they can enjoy a great carefree afternoon with their neighbors.
In the hospitality industry sometimes it’s the little things that let you know your hard work is worth every ounce of sweat. In the midst of cleaning rooms, prepping meals and checking in guests, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. Our company goal is to provide people with a precious moment of time to enjoy with their family. We measure our success by the number of photo albums that include pictures at Steele Hill.
As a family resort, the kids are often the best judge of a good vacation. If we can send them down the road with a positive memory of their experience in New Hampshire, then we have done our jobs. That being said, we felt it appropriate to share some glowing reviews from our most important demographic of guests. These pictures were dropped off at the front desk. I hope you enjoy the artwork. We certainly did…
Here at Steele Hill Resorts we are doing our part to support the local economy. As a company, we have made a concerted effort to keep our purchasing in New Hampshire and the greater New England area. “It has been difficult to watch local, hardworking people struggle with job loss. Our management team decided that purchasing services and products from nearby vendors would make a small contribution towards getting the local economy back on its feet,” says Rob Robillard, Director of Operations at Steele Hill.
As part of our purchasing process, we have made regional proximity a priority for vendor selection. From flat screen TVs to Flooring, we look to the local market first. Phil TV, a small electronics dealer, recently won the contract to provide new flat screen televisions to the resort. Based out of a small office in Franklin, New Hampshire, Phil TV beat out the likes of Walmart to win the contract. “While a similar TV set may have been slightly less expensive from a big store, Phil TV worked their prices down and demonstrated a commitment to long term service that was hard to pass up,” points our Mr. Robillard. The same purchasing strategy helped us select the vendor when we updated the flooring in the reception hall. Instead of purchasing new materials from a big box store, we paid Konopka Flooring in Pittsfield, New Hampshire to refinish all of the existing hardwoods. “Larry Konopka is a long time member at Steele Hill and he is also a highly respected craftsman at refinishing hardwoods. Why go through a costly renovation project with imported materials, when we can work with a local business and achieve better results?” asks Robillard.
As a company, we apply the same philosophies when purchasing furniture during regular renovation cycles. Steele Hill’s primary furnishings supplier is Mountain Resort Interiors based out of Rutland, Vermont. “When we purchase furniture, we look to buy local and made in America,” says CEO William Cutillo. While this strategy does not always result in the best price, many of the products we buy stand up better in a commercial application and save the company money by avoiding unnecessary replacement costs.
Buying local is a practice familiar to the restaurant and grocery industries. Taking the concept a step further in commercial applications can be more difficult to achieve. Many suppliers are so nationalized and reliant on imported goods that it is impossible to have a perfect track record. In fact, Steele Hill has a strong relationship with the Home Depot in Tilton. However, when opportunities to purchase local present themselves, we put our money where our mouth is. “I understand not every company has the luxury of adding to their purchasing budget based on principals alone,” says Mr. Cutillo, “but, as an organization, sometimes making a small statement can go a long way towards showing your customers that they are part of something bigger.”
Family time is a precious commodity these days. Long hours at the office and demanding after school activities for the kids are becoming more commonplace. Finding time for those quality moments with the ones you love is more important than ever.
Steele Hill Resort is the perfect antidote to your hectic work schedule. Imagine taking a weekend and escaping with the family. Leave the city behind and enjoy an adventure with the kids up in the pristine natural setting of the Lakes Region. If you live in the country, spending time enjoying the various amenities at Steele Hill is a great way to make some family memories together. In these busy times, a break from the ordinary is just what your family needs to bond with each other.
If you are looking for a family resort in New Hampshire, Steele Hill Resort is a great choice. Our 500+ acre campus offers the perfect playground to get away from your day to day lives. The resort amenities include our large, indoor pool area with waterslide. Parents can enjoy a relaxing dip in the roman spa while the kids have fun on the slide. The amenities center also includes 3 widescreen X-box Kinect stations for the kids to play video games while burning off some extra energy. Steele Hill’s network of over 5 miles of trails offers a true chance for adventure. Round up the kids and spend the day exploring the trails that wrap through the forests and hills surrounding the resort. A close encounter with the resident wildlife is sure to bring a smile to kid’s faces and make a memory that will last a life time.
If you are looking for an escape from the ordinary, look no further than Steele Hill. Be it spending a day enjoying the resort amenities or just sitting back with your family and taking in the breath-taking views of the lakes and mountains, your family photo album is sure to have some new additions after your stay with us. We hope to see you soon.