The Omni Grove Park Inn is celebrating its 100th anniversary year in style with a resort-wide transformation that welcomed major enhancements to public spaces, meeting spaces and guest rooms. The $25 million renovation was completed this summer in coordination with the resort's Centennial Celebration in July.
The most exciting addition to the resort this summer was the opening of EDISON, craft ales + kitchen. The inventive bar and restaurant focuses on local craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails and locally sourced Southern comfort food with a modern twist.
Named after frequent visitor Thomas Edison, EDISON, craft ales + kitchen offers expansive indoor and outdoor seating in combination with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Menus showcase NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food. The menu is a collaboration between chefs and local partners to create signature dishes such as whole milk ricotta with sweet peas and mint pesto, chicken cracklins, Carolina scotch eggs, as well as chicken and sweet potato and thyme waffles, grilled head on prawns, and veal meatballs with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola, and porcini mushrooms.
Adjacent to Sunset Terrace, the resort's iconic chophouse, a new cocktail terrace was added to create additional seating for cocktails, small plates and sensational sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. No reservations are needed at the Sunset Cocktail Terrace but are recommended well in advance for dining on Sunset Terrace. The classic chophouse features hand-cut steaks, seafood and regional favorites. Automatic gratuity has also been removed at the Sunset Terrace, as well as the award-winning artisanal buffet restaurant, Blue Ridge.
The Great Hall
Guests will be welcomed with an atmosphere of relaxed refinement with new Registration and Concierge desks, renovated original 36-foot-wide fireplaces and beautiful new columns featuring hand crafted Arts & Crafts wood panels by local artist, Rob Kleber of Earth in Home. The result is a warm and inviting living room perfect for lounging and having conversation over hand crafted signature cocktails. The Great Hall Bar also has a new look, that blends into the historic yet comfortable feel of the Great Hall.
Vanderbilt Guest Rooms
The 167 guest rooms in the Vanderbilt Wing have all been renovated, including the exclusive Club Floor rooms. The rooms have kept the authentic charm and character of the Inn's Arts and Craft style yet are now updated with a modern and light color palette as well as the amenities required by today's traveler.
Meeting and Event Space
Major enhancements will welcome group and meeting clientele. The resort's 55,000-square-feet of versatile meeting space has been upgraded with new technology, carpeting, and new furnishings. The Country Club venue has also been updated to meet the needs of the most imaginative meeting and wedding planners. The Country Club's outdoor space has even been expanded to accommodate anything from a Southern-style barbecue for 50 to a lavish black-tie wedding for 300.
New Retail Outlets
There's so much to offer in the resort's redesigned retail spaces. Guests can shop chic and modern fashions in Cloth, featuring Asheville clothiers Recover and Spiritex apparel. They can satisfy their sweet tooth at The Pink Pig and enjoy the convenience of "grab & go" at the Marketplace for a Starbucks coffee, local goodies from French Broad Chocolates and Crooked Condiments, as well as house made sandwiches, pastries and flatbreads. Guests will also find unique treasures by local artists in Seely & Grove.
Located amid the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Grove Park Inn has delighted guests with luxurious comforts and indulgent hospitality since 1913. Rates start around $199 per night. For more information about The Grove Park Inn or to book a stay, please contact (800) 438-5800 or visit www.groveparkinn.com.
About The Omni Grove Park Inn
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains just minutes from downtown Asheville, North Carolina, The Omni Grove Park Inn provides a one-of-a-kind escape. The award winning 514-room resort is currently undergoing a $25 million renovation. Originally opened in 1913, the Inn showcases a wide range of Arts and Crafts furnishings from Stickley and Roycroft throughout guest areas, guestrooms and suites. There are four restaurants - including Horizons Dining Room, the only AAA Four-Diamond dining experience in Asheville, and their iconic chophouse, Sunset Terrace, which has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in a row. The world-class Spa is an experience like no other, with 43,000 square feet of subterranean space and a menu of unique treatments incorporating indigenous elements. The resort's historic 18-hole Donald Ross golf course is considered among the top golf experiences in North Carolina , and the Sports Complex includes indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The Omni Grove Park Inn is well suited for meetings and events, with 25 meeting rooms and two ballrooms totaling 55,000 square feet, including the Skyline Room and Mountain View Terrace. Adjacent to the Inn, The Fitzgerald at Grove Park is an intimate collection of luxurious condominium residences available for ownership, featuring spectacular mountain views and access to resort amenities through a Community Membership program.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.