The Greenbrier Resort Might Be Back On its Feet After All
October 28, 2009 at 10:51 AM
It’s been a little while since we checked in on the owners-swinging Greenbrier in West Virginia. We’ll spare you the saga from this summer (click here for a quick summary) but we were encouraged to hear the iconic resort is on its feet enough to have opened a brand-new steakhouse, Prime 44 West.
Designed by C2 Limited Design Associates, Prime 44 West replaces Greenbrier’s “outdated dining venue” with a restaurant that honors basketball legend and West Virginia native, Jerry West. Not to mention, C2 Limited is also designing Greenbrier’s new, $25-million, 50,000-square-foot casino and entertainment venue, set to debut next April with coffee, wine, sushi, ten retail shops, and a nightly 8 p.m. good-luck Champagne toast.
In the meantime, the resort has opened the temporary Tavern Casino, a 3,700-square-foot space below Prime 44 West, with blackjack, roulette, three-card poker, and 44 slots. So you know, no need to wait until spring to start losing cash.
Speaking of losing cash, the Greenbrier recently offered quite the gimmick—which we’re pretty annoyed we just found out about now that it’s too late. Last week the hotel unveiled a number of days mid-November through early February that they offered $59 nightly rates.
The promo was intended primarily for Virginia and West Virginia residents, as a neighborly perk, but was open to anyone who could get through the tied-up phone lines. Needless to say, all the special rates are now sold out.