The historic Grove Park Inn will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year with a July Fourth weekend bash that will include a concert by blues legend B.B. King.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the concert will be one highlight of a Fourth of July weekend that will include a big fireworks show and a special dinner for 200 lucky guests.
KSL Capital Partners, owners of other grande dames like The Homestead and La Costa, acquired The Grove Park Inn in early-2012 and began a $25-million facelift that will extend into next year as The Inn celebrates its anniversary with concerts and more.
Improvements include: refurbishment of many of the resort’s Arts and Crafts-style guest rooms; refreshed corridors with lots of already-popular historic memorabilia; restoration of the Great Hall and huge fireplaces; a new retail corridor that KSL has successfully implemented at other resorts; the addition of a high-energy lounge; and lots of added outdoor areas to takes advantage of The Inn’s mountain setting overlooking Asheville. The work will honor the legacy and historic style of the hotel, while enhancing the guest experience for the future.
‘high energy lounge’ – kinda makes me laugh…