Perrysburg’s Belamere Suites offers romance and relaxationWritten by Mark Hensch | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Couples needing a recharge in romance need look no further than Belamere Suites in Perrysburg. Since opening in 2004, the 18-room hotel has become a safe haven for secluded getaways and intimate celebrations.
“Today’s society is such that people work all day before coming home and passing in,” said John Kranjec, who owns Belamere with his wife Theresa. “Belamere is a special place to come to. It is about getting solitude and peace.”
Kranjec said his establishment offered many amenities for 21 and up couples looking for tranquility. He said Belamere offers two different suites, one an ultimate Jacuzzi suite and the other a presidential swimming pool suite. The former, he said, costs $119 Sunday through Thursday and $149 Friday and $179 Saturday. The latter, meanwhile, runs at $219 Sunday through Thursday, $279 Friday and $299 Saturday. Kranjec said either way customers can expect a lasting impression.
“People come here to make memories,” he said. “People are happy when they get here and they are happy when they leave.”
Front desk receptionist Julie Wegman said she has seen many repeat clients since starting in January 2009. She said the Belamere’s quality service often draws customers back.
“Our customers do not have to do anything,” she said. “Everything is ready as soon as a couple walks into the room. It is the perfect getaway.”
Kranjec said such pampering is the Belamere’s goal. He said his hotel’s candles, rose petal arrangements and treat baskets often keep guests occupied in a private playground their entire stay.
“Every single thing can be delivered to their suite so couples never even have to leave their room,” he said. “People like the peace and quiet while being served hand and foot.”
Kranjec said more adventurous guests can venture into the surrounding area should they desire fresh air. He said helicopter rides typically lasting 45 minutes are available by appointment. Beyond this, he said, the hotel is located in an interesting community within driving distance of Toledo.
“Perrysburg is a wonderful town and a great place to go to,” he said. “Toledo is close enough that we can take advantage of it as well.”
The hotel’s expansion into Columbus does not mean its original location will be neglected, however. Kranjec said he will be building five new rooms overlooking a pond on the Perrysburg property. He said he is also looking into hiring a singing quartet that could serenade couples for birthdays or other special events.
“Every year we get better and better,” Kranjec said. “People’s expectations are high when they come to a place like this. To meet or exceed those expectations is what we try to do and want to do.”
Belamere Suites is a 2009 Toledo Free Press Editor’s Choice Award Winner. Local businesses with strong reputations for quality and service will be highlighted in this occasional series.