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The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Invests $1 million
In a Series of Themed Rooms and Suites


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 2004) – Can you imagine reliving the 60s, toasting to the good life of F. Scott Fitzgerald or experiencing a golfers paradise without even being outside? It can now be done as The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is providing guests with an unprecedented guest experience with a series of new themed rooms and suites.

“We wanted to do something that made the guests say ‘wow’ and I think we’ve accomplished it,” said resort President & CEO Craig Madison. “It’s a side of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa no one has ever seen before.”

There are 18 themed rooms and suites in all. The resort features six themed rooms, all located on the private Club Floor atop the Vanderbilt Wing. The other dozen offerings located in the more spacious suites also in the Vanderbilt Wing. 

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa spared no expense to create something unique, enjoyable, but most importantly, comfortable and fun for its discerning guests. The total project cost for all of the Themed Rooms and Suites is nearly one-million dollars providing guests with the utmost in luxury and finely appointed decor. 

Here is a brief description of the six (6) new Themed Rooms:

The Gatsby: 

The Gatsby abounds with graceful flowing lines, polished surfaces and the belief that sometimes more is more. No doubt Gatsby creator F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the Inn’s most noteworthy and sometimes notorious guests, would have approved its sense of excess.

The Fabulous 50s: Charles & Elaine Sammons became owners of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in 1955 and the décor and furnishing reflect this era with pastel period furniture and Elvis sightings. So the colors and textures recall the era’s jet-age exuberance and fascination with all things geometric, quasi-atomic and, above all, automotive. 

The Swingin’ 60s:

British invasion. Flower power. Free love. We’ve brought it back and made it so psychelicious that it would get Austin Powers’ attention. Yeah, baby. Plush textures and groovy hues make you feel eight miles high. (And that’s just the carpeting.) Guaranteed to turn your stay at The Grove Park Inn into a mind-blowing trip, man.

The Donald Ross: The resort boasts a world-class Donald Ross golf course, so why not a room that would be more than up to par for a world-renowned golf course architect. So we created this little haven - a 19th hole, if you will and named it for the genius behind great courses like Pinehurst #2.  The reason is simple:  For the inveterate golf nut, there's simply no such thing as too much of a good theme.

The Spa: What is the sound of one soul luxuriating? For those who've come seeking tranquility, restoration and solace, we recommend full immersion in our mountain oasis. Cool placid tones and soft natural textures soothe and invigorate the senses. The effect is undersea hideaway meets Zen rock garden, with just a dash of hedonistic indulgence. Serenity now, serenity tomorrow, serenity forever.

The Gallery: Continuing the traditions that have made Western North Carolina a mecca for lovers and practitioners of art and fine crafts, we proudly present The Gallery. Where mountain solace, natural wonder and artistic inspiration combine to create what might be called "The Asheville Aesthetic."  Part SoHo loft. Part Black Mountain School. Always breathtaking.

The twelve (12) Themed Suites will contain variations of the above themes and also include the following: (The Swingin’ 60s is only offered on the Club Floor). 

The Bob Timberlake: Considered one of the most successful American Realist painters living today, Bob Timberlake is a legendary name in fine art and home furnishings. In 1990 he debuted The World of Bob Timberlake, an authentically American, 18th-century lifestyle look that captured the attention and hearts of discerning consumers with its heartfelt warmth and rural heritage. So it's only natural that the sensibilities of two great North Carolina originals, Bob Timberlake and The Grove Park Inn, would combine to create a space this simpatico.

The Craftsman: Nearly a century later, the timeless appeal of the Arts & Crafts movement continues to inform the look, the experience and the identity of The Grove Park Inn.

Phil Werz
Public Relations Manager
  (828) 252-2711 Ext. 5007
Also See: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Completing $18 million Renovation of 510 Guest Rooms / April 2003

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