Emerald Pointe Expansion Planned at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier IslandsLake Lanier Islands announced several pieces of good news this week.

Revenues for 2006 were $28.5 million, up from $24.2 million in the previous year and they are working on plans to spend that money and more on a renovation and expansion of the Emerald Pointe Resort .

Gwinnett businessman Virgil Williams, who leases the 1,100-acre resort from the state, said his plans are to give the 216-room hotel a rustic look.

The rooms are being overhauled in design and furniture and in June, ground will be broken for six, six-bedroom cottages, which Williams had previously announced. The cottages, which will be completed by spring 2008, represent a $6 million investment.

The project will also include renovation and expansion of the two resort restaurants, Bullfrog’s and Windows. Work on Bullfrogs is set for September to November and Windows from January to March at a combined $2 million.