Stanley Turkel | January 3, 2022
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Greenbrier (682 rooms) The original hotel, the Grand Central Hotel, was built on this site in 1858. It was known as "The White" and later "The Old White". Beginning in 1778, people came to follow the local Native American tradition to "take the waters" to restore their health. In the 19th century, visitors drank and bathed in the sulphur water to cure everything from rheumatism to an upset stomach In 1910, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway purchased the historic resort property and embarked upon a major expansion. By 1913, the railroad had added The Greenbrier Hotel (the central section of t...
The Greenbrier | September 1, 2016
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (September 1, 2016): Jim Justice, the Owner and CEO at The Greenbrier, formally announced during an address at the West Virginia Business Summit on Thursday that Dr. Jillean Justice has been named the new president of the historic resort in the mountains of West Virginia. Dr. Justice, who officially began her new duties earlier this summer, is a West Virginia native who grew up visiting The Greenbrier at a young age. Since the time her father purchased the resort in 2009, Dr. Justice has gained an intimate understanding of The Greenbrier and its nearly 2,000 team members. She brings that knowledge, a...
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