Located along 700 feet of the southern shore of scenic Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, NY, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel is renowned for its beauty in an area famous for its architecture and historical wealth.
The Otesaga was designed by New York architect Percy Griffin, and was opened in 1909. With its classic neo-Georgian design, this federal style building is a member of The National Trust for Historic Preservations as one of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America.
In 2007, the Otesaga Resort served as host for the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony of Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. In an untimely accident, an antique chandelier in one of the resort’s function halls fell 20 feet to the ground. Extensive damage to the crystal arms, the chandelier’s steel structure, nickel finished components, and electrical workings called for a complete restoration of the entire piece.
To make matter’s worse, the important guests would be arriving in 12 days.
The Otesaga’s management contacted Grand Light’s restoration specialists, who then traveled to Cooperstown to pick up the pieces of the shattered chandelier and begin the restoration process. Miraculously, the restoration team was able to successfully and artfully complete the large scale restoration in time for the ceremony.