MMI Hotel Group Selected to Operate Fontana Village Resort & Marina in N.C.

June 22, 2023

FONTANA DAM, N.C. – Officials of MMI Hotel Group, an operator of core, lifestyle and destination resorts and hotels located primarily in the Southeast United States, today announced the company has been selected to operate Fontana Village Resort & Marina in Fontana Dam, N.C. Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Fontana Village is a resort property comprised of approximately 356 scenic acres that includes a 91-room lodge, 124 cabins, two restaurants, a general store, two swimming pools including a lazy river, multi-purpose sports fields/courts, post office building, gas station, 60-slip marina with 18 floating cabin moorings, horse stables and public trails.

“Originally constructed as the core of a community brought together to build Fontana Dam, Fontana Village has transitioned into an authentic destination for visitors to the Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian Trail,” said Micajah Sturdivant, CEO of MMI. “The resort offers tremendous activities, amenities and accommodations for adventure lovers of all ages.”

The Lodge offers rooms with fireplaces and balconies as well as poolside cabanas and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Dining options include The Mountview Bistro, offering farm-to-table meals, baked goods and desserts; The Wildwood Grill, a three-meal casual restaurant; and The Bear’s Den Lounge, a full-service bar with local wines, craft beers and small plate meals.

“With a reputation for generating superior guest satisfaction and improved bottom lines at historical lodgings, MMI was the obvious choice for us to lead operations at Fontana Village Resort & Marina,” said Robin Turner, partner at Fontana Ventures, LLC. “In addition to their successful track record operating similar properties, we were immediately struck by a shared sense of values and philosophy on providing truly unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for guests that will not be duplicated or forgotten.”

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