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Radius Hospitality takes over Atwood resort
The lodge will focus initially on business travelers in the oil and gas industry
by WKSU's VALERIE BROWN


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One of Northeast Ohio's 1960s-style resorts is preparing to reopen. The Carroll County Commissioners have picked Radius Hospitality of Canton to run Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center for the next five years. The lodge closed in 2010 after years of mounting debt, totaling $1 million in its last two years of operation. 

Randy Budd of Radius says as soon as the contract is complete, the company will start renovations, including expanding the golf course and building tennis and basketball courts. The revamped lodge could open in as little as three to four months. Budd says he’s not worried about the economy given what’s happened at other hotels and resorts the company runs.

Randy Budd on Atwood resort

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“We’ve had consistent increases. And the lack of new supply in the hospitality business is making for a very positive business atmosphere. ”

Budd says the lodge will focus initially on business travelers in the oil and gas industry. But he says the company wants the resort to appeal to families as well.

Some of the other companies who were interested in the management contract wanted royalties from the oil and gas drilling on the property or wanted a 10-year lease. State law prohibits county commissioners from signing such contracts for more than five years.

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Just wondering if the cabins will also reopen. My family had been going there every other year for a long time and miss it.

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Posted by: Jane (Cincinnati) on June 1, 2012 6:06AM
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