February 29, 2012
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Designer Guy Dreier, far left, watches as workmen lay carpet and hang paintings in the lobby of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, which opened Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, after a two-month remodel, the first since 1986.

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The lobby of the Coeur d’Alene Resort opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 after a two-month remodel, the first since the Resort opened in 1986.

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Travis Curtis, the director of landscaping for the Coeur d’Alene Resort, walks past a fire burning in a fixture outside the expanded Whispers bar at the Resort Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The newly remodeled lobby and ground floor opened to the public Wednesday.

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Coeur d’Alene Resort partner Jerry Jaeger points out the Japanese and domestically-raised koi in the new lobby fish tank Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel.

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Coeur d’Alene Resort partner Jerry Jaeger walks past the new koi aquarium in the remodeled lobby Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel, the first since 1986.

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The newly remodeled Whispers Lounge at the Coeur d’Alene Resort has been expanded and marked with a water cascade sign Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel.

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Coeur d’Alene Resort has a new koi aquarium in the newly remodeled lobby Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel the first since 1986.

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The lobby of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, which features oil paintings of the oversized desserts in the Dockside restaurant, opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, after a two-month remodel, the first since the Resort opened in 1986.

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Line cook Aaron Merrill prepares food in the new kitchen at the Dockside Restaurant in the Coeur d’Alene Resort Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel. Resort management replaced all the equipment in the kitchen of the casual restaurant.

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The fitness center at the Coeur d’Alene Resort has been remodeled and expanded and opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, after a two-month remodel, the first since the Resort opened in 1986.

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Desserts and sweets are on display in the new kitchen at the Dockside Restaurant in the Coeur d’Alene Resort Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel. Resort management replaced all the equipment in the kitchen of the casual restaurant.

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The former Shore Lounge at the Coeur d’Alene Resort has been turned into a banquet and meeting space during recent remodel that opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, after a two-month remodel, the first since the Resort opened in 1986.

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Coeur d’Alene Resort partner Jerry Jaeger stands in the popular Dockside restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel of the Resort.

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Coeur d’Alene Resort partner Jerry Jaeger walks through the expanded Whispers Lounge Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel of the Resort.