Oh What a First Year!

It’s been an exciting first year for the Residence Inn and The Emerald Event Center. Management and staff have brought the hotel and event center to life with passion, creativity and a love of community.

Leading the Way

Rex Engle, General Manager

New to the hotel and event center is General Manager Rex Engle. Rex has logged over 30 years in the hospitality industry having most recently spent almost 25 years as the General Manager of the former Oberlin Inn. He is a well-known leader in the local community, serving on the school boards of Amherst City and the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. He also served as President of the Board of Visit Lorain County for many years under whose leadership won many state and national marketing awards. Additionally, Rex is a very active Rotary member and previously served as the District 6600 Governor for the 2014/15 year.

Rex now brings his skills to Avon where his commitment to the hospitality industry and the local community continues to grow. Rex and his growing staff are ready to share their creativity and forward-thinking approach to event planning, hospitality and cuisine.

A Year of Spectacular Events

The Emerald Event Center has had many successful events this year, delighting event planners, business leaders and guests. New, signature events have been added such as the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration. The event promises to be another gala success to cap off a beautiful and festive holiday season at the Residence Inn and Emerald Event Center! Tickets are still available to this spectacular event.