The Greenbrier Asks For Its Employees Back
Alright. There's been some hot drama going down at the Greenbrier in West Virginia (Hotels Mag's Derek Gale did an awesome recap of it here), but to summarize very, very briefly: the historic Greenbrier was having trouble. The Greenbrier shed about half of its staff, and word on the street was Marriott was gonna save the troubled resort but then another buyer stepped in and snapped it up last week.
This week, the Charleston Gazette is reporting that the Greenbrier is now recalling its furloughed employees which, actually, is something that they'd hinted at when they did the initial employee-shedding ("Greenbrier said in the statement that historically, business improves in the late spring and summer, and that it anticipated that some of the furloughed employees could return at that time.")
Oh, also? The Gazette mentioned this goodness:
Earlier this week [new owner] Justice said he plans to build a casino by the end of the year at the resort costing $15 million to $20 million and hire up to 600 new workers.
A casino. Lovely. Well, that's one way to make some cashola back after the reported $90 million the place has lost over the last five years.
[Photo: Bloomberg News via WSJ]