The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs announced that it reopened to its guests on Tuesday, July 12, after being forced to close for more than two weeks because of the unprecedented flood waters that significantly damaged parts of the historic resort.
“We had some major damage in different parts of the hotel, and it’s taken a lot of work to get The Greenbrier back to the standard that our guests expect,” said Jim Justice, owner and CEO, The Greenbrier. “But my dad once told me that if you can’t get it done in 24 hours a day, then you’re gonna have to work nights. We’ve worked a lot of nights, because we know just how important it is to have The Greenbrier up and running and guests coming here to visit.”
With nearly 2,000 Team Members working during the summer, The Greenbrier’s peak season, America’s Resort is one of the largest employers in southern West Virginia and a major driver for the area’s economy.
“For this region and this state to get back on its feet, the people need to be working,” said Justice. “A number of Team Members at The Greenbrier lost everything, and they can’t rebuild if they don’t have a place to work. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to get The Greenbrier’s doors back open as quickly as possible.”
“I want to thank Jim Justice for getting me back to work,” said Frank Mosley, The Greenbrier’s legendary ambassador, who has greeted guests at the main entrance for more than 50 years. “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
Since the flooding that swept through the region on June 23, The Greenbrier has housed and fed more than 700 flood victims, who didn’t have anywhere else to stay. The Greenbrier has been assured that proper food and housing will be provided to each and every one of these devastated individuals. The Greenbrier will continue to do all it can to help the community rebuild, and Justice is asking guests to do the same.
“The best way to help out is to come here, enjoy all the amazing people at America’s Resort and help stimulate the economy here in Greenbrier County,” said Justice. “Guests can enjoy a world class vacation and support the community and The Greenbrier’s Team Members at the same time. It’s a win-win for everybody.”
“We want to see this place hopping again like it normally is this time of the year,” added Greg Scott, who has been a doorman at The Greenbrier for more than 20 years. “It’s a great way to show the world that West Virginia will recover and is still a wonderful place to come visit.”
For more information or to book your stay at The Greenbrier, visit Greenbrier.com. For information on other ways to help flood victims across West Virginia by donating to the Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign, visit Greenbrier.com/neighbors.