Greenbrier Resort Reopening to the Public

Jul 12, 2016

The Greenbrier's 710-room hotel is reopening to the public more than two weeks after the West Virginia resort's property was ravaged by floods.

Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Resort owner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice announced last week that the hotel in White Sulphur Springs will welcome back paying guests on Tuesday, July 12.

Justice had said he wanted to get hotel employees back to work. He says the resort is "scarred" and "repairing" but promised "we will be back."

The June 23 floods left 15 people dead in Greenbrier County and 23 statewide. The hotel closed to outside guests on June 24 but took in more than 700 flooded-out residents.

A news release from the the Greenbrier said the resort, "has been assured that proper food and housing will be provided to each and every one of these devastated individuals."

The flood damage to the Old White TPC golf course prompted the PGA Tour to cancel last week's Greenbrier Classic tournament at the resort.