recently returned to the greenbrier for for a conference. quite a few changes since my last visit. the casino is finished. you can lose money there pretty quickly. of course my friend won 600$ on a 25 cent slot machine.... prime 44 remains the best restaurant in the place. forum is only so-so. The decorating scheme is still the loud clashing color palate of dorothy draper ( think astro turf green carpet, repeated patterns of 24" bouquets of red roses on walls and sometimes ceilings, fire engine red chairs.....not exactly a relaxing atmosphere for sleeping.
now, the dress code change: according to the information provided by our front desk person, dark jeans are acceptable with a jacket in SOME of the restaurants. this is a major change. there is hope that they may enter the 21st century after all. one caveat: be aware of changes in the pricing . They have added a "historic preservation fee" to everything at the place: services, the room, tours, food, toys.... on top of the daily resort fee. state sales tax is applied to these fees -- the $$ add up quickly. The bellmen and doormen no longer benefit from the resort fee so you must tip them ( another change that is going to cost you ) . staff are very attentive and responsive to requests. one last hint, bring your own pillow if you have neck problems, the pillows are fluffy and flatten when you lie down.
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- Located amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and an award-winning resort that has been welcoming guests since 1778. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Greenbrier Hotel White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier Resort White Sulphur Springs
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