April 26, 2012 courtesy of Midhudsonnews.com
ROCK HILL – The purchase of The Lodge in Rock Hill by RHH Land, LLC, a subsidiary of the Resnick Group of Mount Dale, has been completed. It purchased the property from CS-Graces, LLC.
New owner Butch Resnick, a local businessman, plans to convert the former motor lodge into a modern hotel, catering hall and conference facility. It is expected to take six weeks for the transformation, which began last weekend after the closing.
The transaction was made possible through the assistance of the Sullivan County Industrial Agency, which approved continuation of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes that the former owner enjoyed. County Legislator Alan Sorensen, who represents that area, said the reopening of the Lodge will be a boon to the Town of Thompson area.
“The Lodge at Rock Hill, whether it has been the Lodge or now by another name, having a hotel facility with a conference center in the center of the Rock Hill business community is good for the business district,” Sorensen said. “There are a lot of synergies between the local restaurants and local businesses that go with having a hotel and accommodations in the hamlet of Rock Hill.”
Resnick said he plans to transform the property into a facility with quality hotel rooms for Sullivan County and promote their other investments in neighboring properties.
“Our intention is to upgrade the closed site into a New York City style boutique hotel property, giving Sullivan County residents, business travelers and banquet guests a stylist and chic experience that will be second to none,” Resnick said.