Greenbrier to Close for Renovation

White Sulphur Springs, W.V. -- The Greenbrier Hotel is scheduled to close from Jan. 2 through April 1 of next year while the venerable resort undergoes a $50-million renovation.

The project, which is to begin in October, will encompass the main dining room and main kitchen, Tavern Room, Old White Lounge, and guest rooms in the center section of the main building.

Greenbrier president Ted Kleisner called the project the most extensive renovation of the property in more than half a century.

"These improvements will enable us to not only meet the competitive demands which we are facing in today's market but will allow us to once again be seen as the quality leader in our industry," Kleisner said last Thursday in announcing the renovation project.

Set on 6,500 acres in the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier contains 802 guest rooms, more than 85,000 square feet of meeting space, a 38,000-square-foot spa, and three golf courses. The property dates from 1778 and is a National Historic Landmark.