Free parking at the Grove Park Inn (just in time for its new restaurant)

The Grove Park Inn lifts its controversial parking fee, starting today. Here are the details from the press release:

In the spirit of community, The Omni Grove Park Inn has removed the outdoor parking fee for visitors effective immediately.

“As we open EDISON, craft ales + kitchen on July 31 and conclude the restoration of the inn, we want to extend a warm welcome to our friends and neighbors by eliminating the current fee for outside parking. What better way to say ‘You’re invited’ than to welcome our guests to park in our outdoor lots free of charge?” says Gary Froeba, managing director

Should you prefer to park in either of the two parking garages, parking fees will still be in effect, as well as during special events that occur a few select times of year.

Omni Hotels & Resorts acquired The Grove Park Inn less than one month ago just prior to the inn’s Centennial celebration. The new parent company has embraced the historic inn, as well as its rich arts and crafts heritage, and is dedicated to seeing through the final phase of the major renovation which began in January of this year. The Omni Grove Park Inn now features the beautiful work of local craftsman, Rob Kleber of Earth in Home in the restored Great Hall, EDISON, the Main Inn guest rooms, and many of the public areas. Members of the renowned River Arts District, Nancy Hilliard Joyce and Akira Sataki, are among the artists showcased in EDISON, while local crafts and products can be found in our redesigned retail spaces from Asheville Tileworks, Portfolio Metalworks, Recover apparel, Spiritex, Crooked Condiments, and French Broad Chocolates.

“We invite each member of the community will come to visit The Omni Grove Park Inn to dine, to relax, to stay the night, to play, to rediscover this grand hotel and all she has seen over the last one hundred years on Sunset Mountain,” says Froeba.


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