HOT SPRINGS, Va. (WDBJ) – As you approach the Omni Homestead Resort, the first thing you notice is the scaffolding that now surrounds the tower.
Behind the glass and on the ground, there is plenty of evidence that a major restoration is underway.
Planning began five years ago, and what is being described as an “outside-in” renovation includes new windows and careful attention to masonry, the kind of upgrades that will protect the building from the elements.
Josh Heidenreich is Vice President of Operations for Omni Hotels & Resorts.
“It ensures that for generations, just as generations past have known the Homestead, your children, their children, their grandchildren will all enjoy it, and it will be part of the Omni family restored to its glory,” Heidenreich said. . .
There are also major works inside, especially in the oldest wing of the building. But it’s all moving forward, hotel officials say, paying attention to the Homestead’s history.
Mark Spadoni is general manager of the Omni Homestead Resort.
“The question I get asked most often is, will the Homestead of the past be the Homestead of the future? And the answer is, in all positive ways, yes,” Spadoni said.
We are told that the work is on schedule and progressing rapidly towards completion.
And by this time next year, guests are expected to enjoy most aspects of the $140 million restoration.
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