Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is located at 7036 Grand Geneva Way in Lake Geneva, WI. Hunzinger was hired as the Construction Manager for the extensive renovation and expansion of this 325,000 square foot, $20 million hospitality project. It was designed by Kahler Slater of Milwaukee.

The Grand Geneva required extensive renovation to every area of the resort. Besides the addition of an indoor pool and a 10,000 square foot ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 people, the project included renovating 357 guest rooms, the convention center, the main lodge, ski chalet, fitness center and the golf clubhouse. Construction also included major asbestos abatement, fire protection system upgrades and additional code compliance updates.

The principal challenge of this project was to complete the renovation work in a very short 5 and a half month time frame as the owner had the resort’s first major event scheduled. So there was no room for error.


The team was like a jazz combo – expert musicians playing together who have an idea of where they’re going and have learned to trust each other. The result is something unique and significant. Every team member needed to be seasoned and flexible in order to react to the creative challenges and suggestions we proposed. It was clear throughout that Hunzinger has the confidence and competence to work through the kids of issues presented by a project like this.

David Kahler, Kahler Slater Architects