Elkins, West Virginia Tygart Hotel Project On Track to Begin Reconstruction in Early 2022 | VM News
ELKINS, W.Va. – A group of local business owners, leaders of nonprofits and government officials gathered at the Tygart Hotel on Wednesday to discuss ideas, hopes and the current state of rehabilitation of the largest residential building in Elkins.
Driven by loans and investments from the state and dedicated local banks like Davis Trust Company, Freedom Bank and Pendleton Community Bank, and led by Woodlands Development and Lending, the $ 16 million project will turn the historic building back into a boutique. hotel serving families, institutions and the region’s booming tourist economy.
The Tygart Hotel building was constructed in 1907 and has hosted many famous visitors over its years as the Gassaway Hotel, later renamed the Tygart Hotel. The proposed redesign hopes to capture the beauty and character of the ancient building and the area of Elkins today, as well as preserve the stories and memories of its long history.
Project architect Mills Group of Morgantown was on hand to present current plans and ideas for the interior design of the new Tygart Hotel. The team is currently actively immersed in designing room and lobby plans and soliciting feedback and ideas from the community.
Taylor Hospitality, a leading regional hotel management company based in Lexington, Va., Is preparing to resume hotel operations once the rehabilitation is complete.
CEO Sean Taylor told the Tygart group that his team “won’t market the hotel, they will market the city.” Taylor Hospitality sees the Tygart Project as a crucial catalyst for the growing popularity of Randolph County and the surrounding area and an opportunity to raise the profile of the entire community and all surrounding businesses.
Woodlands Development & Lending Executive Director Dave Clark has announced that funding for the project will be completed by the end of 2021, with the planned 18-month construction period starting in early 2022. Construction preparations are already underway. underway inside as crews remove fixtures, furniture, and remaining debris from the building’s recent use as an apartment building.