Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 40

efficient area while still maintaining its grand view of the Star City scenery, including a remarkable view of Presque Isle’s skyline. The health club is another feature Simmons takes pride in. It’s located in the lower level of the hotel which was formally meeting space and, more recently, Presque Isle off-track betting (OTB) parlor. The approximately 6,000 square-foot fitness and wellness center has stateof-the-art equipment, many specialty classes and a trained staff available to design a program to fit any individual. “Membership is all-inclusive,” said Simmons. “It includes the use of the swimming pool as well as access to the Caribou Center. The fitness facility was a perfect amenity to add for our hotel guests and a great addition to offer the community of Presque Isle.” The Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center also offers spacious banquet rooms suitable for business meetings, bridal and baby showers, receptions, special dinners and the like. “The Center’s decor has been completely updated. We continue to make changes to better serve our customers. Our facilities are some of the most spacious and elegant around. We have the ability to cater for any occasion,” said Simmons. The business continues to look for new and exciting ways to better serve its patrons. “We are presently constructing a new board room that will be located on the upper level of the hotel close to the lobby, to accommodate smaller business meetings,” said Simmons. “Frankie’s Lounge is being redesigned and we are hoping to have a complete new look by fall.” The Inn also has ample parking and is well-located for recreational activities like snowmobiling and ATV use. “We’re located right on the trail system, whether you’re here in the winter to experience Aroostook County’s spectacular trails or coming up for a summer ATV ride,” said Simmons. Simmons said the secret to any business’s success is its ability to adapt to the needs of its customers. 38 Presque Isle Inn 10th SUMMER 2010