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Starting Spring with a Wedding on Lake Hamilton

March 24th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

happily just marriedGina & Glenn united in marriage, starting a new life together amidst all the springtime signs of new life in the gardens.  With four handsome sons at their sides, the very happy couple exchanged vows and rings along the lake at Lookout Point.  In addition, two of the cutest twin baby girls and their lovely siseter attended the wedding. 

Congratulations, Gina & Glenn!  May you celebrate decades of anniversaries together!

Luncheon Farewell held at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

February 12th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


Kathy’s luncheon
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Farewell to Kathy! After moving to Hot Springs 4 years ago, Kathy immediately became involved in the community through the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. n addition, as a professional opera soprano, Kathy sang in the non-profit Muses. We will miss this dynamic woman!

Thanks to artist Alison Parsons and friends for arranging a farewell luncheon at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn.

PAII names Lookout Point Innkeeper to Board of Directors

January 30th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


Kristie Rosset
Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

A changing of the guard took place at a recent Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) board of directors meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. Newly appointed to the PAII Board of Directors is Kristie Rosset, Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

In a recent press release, PAII’s president and chief executive officer, Jay Karen, noted the significance in these changes. “We are seeing a new generation of volunteer leaders at PAII. Our outgoing volunteers have contributed so much over the years. This association has an aggressive agenda to serve our members and the greater industry, and our new board certainly has the talent and wisdom to help lead the way.

Kristie is honored to serve on the PAII Board of Directors, with a passionate desire to not only promote this wonderful industry, but also to give back to the hospitality industry that she loves.

Concert at Lookout Point raises $$ for Heifer

January 24th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


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Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

John Fleming (of Dallas) and Clay Andrew (of La Grande, Oregon) delighted the board and friends of Sacred Places to an informal, fun concert. Proceeds raised benefit Heifer Project International. Also singing at the concert was opera diva Kathy Cronin. Great night!

Sacred Places Board Meeting at Lookout Point

January 24th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


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Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

Marilyn, Shannon, and Nancy attend the Sacred Places Board Meeting held at Lookout Point in January. The Hot Springs event included a private concert by John Fleming, Clay Andrew, and Kathy Cronin. The hat was passed, raising dollars for Heifer Project International. The evening included a Cuban dinner, delightfully prepared by Shari.

Our Body, The Universe Within: Until January 5th

January 1st, 2009 by Ray Rosset


Our Body, The Universe Within
Originally uploaded by Gi !

The national traveling display of the Human Body at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs demonstrates in amazing ways the agility and magnificence of the human body. Many Lookout Point Lakeside Inn guests enjoyed this exhibit. The entire museum provides fun and entertainment for folks of all ages. The interactive displays encourage hands-on exploration, from making electricity, creating a tornado, or climbing.

Happy New Year from the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn Staff

December 30th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Celebrating a Christmas feast together, the entire Lookout Point crew enjoyed each other’s company. All of us hope that you and your families will experience peace, joy and lots of laughter in 2009.

Pictured seated: Tricia, Francisca, Rufina and baby Maggie, Elena, Maria, & Lupe
Standing: Susan, Kristie, Pat, Warren, and Ray

Wed at Lookout Point, Now 5th Anniversary!

December 22nd, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Doug & Donna, of Little Rock, were married 5 years ago at Lookout Point in this very same spot–in front of the fireplace. When they entered the inn 5 years ago, scouting out a Hot Springs location for their wedding, Donna knew immediately that this was the place. Since then, these wonderful guests have become dear friends of Lookout Point.

Each year, Donna & Doug have returned to Lookout Point for their anniversary, and on other occasions. As a traditionalist, Doug wanted “their’ room each stay–the Romance Room, but with Donna’s encouraging they’ve also stayed in Evening Shade, Lakeview Terrace Condo, and the Hot Springs Room. These special guests have learned the names of every Lookout Point staff member. Donna & Doug provided consulting services to the inn, assisting Ray & Kristie in finding the perfect people to work at the iinn and share the mission & vision of the inn.

Happy Anniversary, Doug & Donna

Gallery Walk in Hot Springs

December 20th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

One of our many favorite events in Hot Springs is the monthly Gallery Walk, held the first Friday of every month from 5-9pm. Many guests are surprised to learn that Hot Springs has been named the 4th top arts community in the U.S. (right behind Santa Fe, NM).

The excellent art galleries downtown are all open for gallery walk, and many serve refreshments throughout the evening. You’ll find original art in all prices ranges, with much of the art created by outstanding local artists. Here’s a few of our favorite galleries that are a must visit during Gallery Walk: Blue Moon, Gallery Central, Alison Parsons, Legacy, Dolores Justis, and the Arts Cooperative.

Stroll these downtown art galleries, meet a few artists, and top off the evening dining at one of the excellent Hot Springs restaurants. Or, pick up a meal to go, and return to the inn for your own romantic and private dinner setting.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Hot Springs

December 14th, 2008 by Ray Rosset


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Make plans soon to kick off 2009 magnificently with a stay at Lookout Point and a great dinner at one of Hot Springs superb restaurants. Some of our favorites for New Year’s Eve are Central Park Fusion, Chef Paul’s, and J & S Italian Villa. (see www.centralparkfusion.com for their New Year’s specials). Of course, Lookout Point staff will take care of all reservations, including scheduling a taxi if desired.

Many folks travel to Lookout Point to usher in the New Year quietly, spending the evening with loved ones, playing board games, watching movies, or snuggling by the fireplace.
All guests are invited to the lobby at midnight to celebrate with a champagne toast, compliments of Lookout Point!

May hope, peace and abundance fill your life in 2009!

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