West Virginia hotel bought by community group

George Sell By George Sell
19 November 2017 | Updated 19 November 2017

US: A community development group has purchased the Tygart Hotel in Elkins City and plans to restore and rebrand it as a boutique hotel.

The Woodlands Development Group paid $700,000 for the 1907 property on Davis Avenue and plans to spend $11 million on the project. Dave Clark, executive director of Woodlands Development Group, said: "We recently purchased and took over management of the Tygart Hotel. We took over management on November 1. We're very excited about the project. It's also pretty scary. It's a big building for us to take on, although I think it's going to be a good project."

Woodlands Development Group is a nonprofit organisation and is a certified Community Housing Development Organization. Among its services is purchasing and renovating older buildings.

"I think that the acquisition of the Tygart Hotel is going to be a game-changer for Elkins," said Councilman Charles Friddle.

Former owner Richard Holland said: "I'm really eager to see it restored back into a hotel. They have the ability and the financing to accomplish that, and they're bringing in people with tremendous experience to work on the project. It'll be a great thing for the downtown area."

The Tygart Hotel was built around 1907.

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