HOT SPRINGS, Va. (WFXR) – Hot Springs’ most famous landmark is getting a facelift.
The Omni Homestead Resort has officially begun a $120+ million, property-wide renovation, which marks the latest chapter in the storied history of the resort.
The extensive restoration will include façade work, a new event facility, an associate housing complex, updated guest rooms, refreshed public spaces, improvements to its infrastructure, and new amenities.
“These projects are more than just improvements to the resort. It’s an investment in our associates and our community. We are very excited about these plans and are especially pleased to be doing so in a manner that preserves our resort’s history, extending its legacy for generations of families to come.”Mark Spadoni, Omni Homestead Managing Director
Façade improvements will include brick repointing, as well as painting and window restoration which will begin later this month.
Guest rooms in the main building, Tower, East, West and Garden Wings will all be updated with a fresh, tailored and comfortable design in keeping with the current vintage style.
Martha’s Market — the property’s grab-and-go café — will be entirely remodeled with a new coffee counter, ice cream display and bistro-style design opening to the updated Washington Library.
The Lobby Bar will expand into the Georgian Room with a new speakeasy-style lounge.
Complete Property Services of Tampa has been brought in to restore the resort’s façade, including the historical and wood restoration of 978 original wood windows and hundreds of doors.
They will also repair all stucco, terracotta, limestone, and brick masonry on the hotel and spa exterior services, along with the roof above the Great Hall.
Additionally, balcony deck work will be completed on the Garden Wing, Tower terraces, West Wing porches, and Presidential Suite balconies, restoring them to their original luster.
Hotel officials say the exterior work is expected to take 16 months to complete.
Another key component of the renovation and construction plans involves a new associate housing building which will include 50 two-person units, community living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, and fitness facility, as well as a half-court basketball court and an outdoor picnic area with grills and will be located in downtown Hot Springs.
Construction on this building will begin in early 2022 and is expected to be completed during the spring of 2023.
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