New owner plans to turn former Avalon Inn into spa and resort - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

New owner plans to turn former Avalon Inn into spa and resort

Posted: Updated:

The new owner of a Trumbull County getaway location plans to turn it into a resort and spa. As wfmj.com first reported on Thursday, the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Howland has been sold to to Avalon Holdings Incorporated.

Today, Avalon Holdings Chairman and CEO Ronald E. Klingle, officially announced the purchase of the hotel and adjoining tennis center. A statement form Avalon holdings says that the hotel will be renamed The Avalon Resort and Spa.

Klingle says that a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion to the existing facility is being designed by Phillips/Sekanick Architects and will include a complete renovation of the existing facility, a new indoor junior Olympic sized swimming pool and a new outdoor resort style pool and hot tub, a 12,000 square foot addition which will provide for new restaurants, bars, a full service spa and salon, extensive conference facilities and a complete fitness center. The improvements are expected to be completed within the next 12 months.

Avalon will also plans to integrate the new resort facilities in with The Avalon Golf and Country Club operations. Avalon’s 4,000 club members will have complete access to the resort’s facilities as part of their existing club membership plan, while guests staying at the hotel will in turn have access to the facilities located at each of the club’s three locations. A limousine shuttle will transport club members and hotel guest between the four locations on a continuous basis.

Once completed, Avalon believes that the combination of the resort/spa and country club operations will create a resort complex and country club experience, "unparalleled in the United States." according to the statement.

The resort will be marketed as an all-season facility that will include:

  • A 144 room hotel
  • 4 outdoor Har-Tru clay tennis courts
  • 7 indoor US Open Deco-turf playing surface tennis courts
  • Racket ball court
  • 3 resort style swimming pools with cabanas
  • Indoor junior Olympic sized pool
  • 2 full service salon and spas
  • 2 fitness centers
  • Outdoor jogging and cycling at the Buhl Park facility
  • 4 banquet rooms
  • State of the art conference centers
  • Meeting and hospitality rooms
  • 9 restaurants
  • 3 wine cellars
  • Cigar shops
  • Regular live entertainment.

Developers say that they plan to make the Avalon Resort and Spa the year round favorite resort destination and conference center for people and businesses located in the northeast and mid-western states.

The Inn last changed hands two years ago, when Magnuson, which represents nearly two thousand hotels in North America and the United Kingdom, announced a partnership that included plans to update the hotel's appearance.

According to the Avalon Holdings website, the Warren based corporation operates Waste Management Services, and also owns the Avalon Golf and Country Club in Howland, which includes operations of the Avalon Lakes Golf Course, Squaw Creek Golf Course, and Buhl Golf Course

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

    Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:24:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File). FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.(AP Photo/Doug Mills, File). FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.
    Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy.More >>
    Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy.More >>
  • Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

    Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:24:26 GMT
    (Michael Avenatti via AP). This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with Pre...(Michael Avenatti via AP). This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with Pre...
    Trump says a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent.More >>
    Trump says a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent.More >>
  • 420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:14:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and...More >>
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

    FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:24:43 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia...(NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia...
    US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.More >>
    US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.More >>
  • Eastwood Mall hosting job fair today

    Eastwood Mall hosting job fair today

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-04-19 09:41:12 GMT

    People looking for work in the Valley have an opportunity today to apply for jobs with 88 employers by stopping at just one location. 

    More >>

    People looking for work in the Valley have an opportunity today to apply for jobs with 88 employers by stopping at just one location. 

    More >>
  • Two Mahoning county women were sickened

    E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce now in sixteen states

    E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce now in sixteen states

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-04-19 09:16:00 GMT

    Eighteen more people and five more states are now part of the investigation into an E. coli outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control says has sickened 53 people, including two in Mahoning County. 

    More >>

    Eighteen more people and five more states are now part of the investigation into an E. coli outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control says has sickened 53 people, including two in Mahoning County. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms