Hockley Valley Resort Turns 25

Hockley Valley Resort turns 25 with return to its old world roots. $5 million transformation includes a two-acre fruit and vegetable garden, two new restaurants and a continued commitment to local fare. “Our hard work and commitment to offering a truly local menu has paid off with something very special,” said Adamo. “We work very closely with local suppliers and nearby greenhouses to provide fresh ingredients well into what is considered the off-season in Ontario.”

HVR 19th Annual Charity Event

Even mother nature couldn’t dampen Hockley Valley Resort’s 19th Annual Charity Event.  ORANGEVILLE, July 8, 2014 – For the 19th consecutive and final year, Hockley Valley Resort held its signature Hockley Valley Resort Charity Golf Tournament raising $60,000 for local charities with a day of golf and spa-filled fun.

2013 Green Initiatives

At Hockley Valley Resort, we are committed to implementing “green” initiatives that assist in reducing our carbon footprint. We take pride in being environmentally responsible and consider the impact on the environment in all of our decisions. Our goal to become the “Greenest” resort in Ontario is demonstrated through the implementation of programs and services that enable us to reduce reuse and recycle throughout the entire property.

2013 Hotelier Top 50

When the 2008/’09 recession hit, industry analysts predicted it would last — at most — a couple of years and that, by the time 2012 rolled around, the good times would return. That was then. But, as we painfully learned, this past recession has been far from typical and its duration longer than anyone could have ever anticipated. In fact, there are hoteliers and analysts alike who would argue the fallout of that lingering recession is still being felt today.

HVR History

On October 5, 1985 the Nancy and Mario Adamo paid more than $1 million dollars to purchase the building and property (now known as Hockley Valley Resort), located 45 minutes north of Toronto. The Adamo’s first decision was to operate the ski hill over the winter and sample, first hand, public attitudes towards the resort. There was no time to fix up the existing hotel so the only income was the skiing, equipment rentals and a cafeteria.

Mario’s Eyes v2

There’s no way to look into someone’s eyes and see what he sees. Because regardless of physical realities, people view things differently. This is surely the case with Mario Adamo, who looked over a barren, wind-swept hill and saw row after row of grapes. He looked at an old, unused barn and saw a winery. And he looked down the road and saw the future.