WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) participated in the grand opening of The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, nearly six years to the day of the 2016 floods in West Virginia.

“The redevelopment of the old high school into the new, beautiful Schoolhouse Hotel symbolizes the revitalization of a community that was devastated by floods six years ago,” Senator Capito said. “I’m just so proud of the hard work and collaboration of Charlie Hammerman, Nanci Freiman, Genny Freiman, Mayor Bowling, former Mayor Haynes, and so many others who helped make this a reality. The Schoolhouse Hotel will attract events and visitors from all over the world, enable guests with disabilities to fully enjoy its amenities, and become a source of pride for Greenbrier County for years to come.”

“Since our arrival three years ago, Senator Capito has been a staunch supporter of the Disability Opportunity Fund’s efforts to reignite economic development in White Sulphur Springs. We are truly honored that she led today’s Grand Opening of The Schoolhouse Hotel,” Charlie Hammerman, President and CEO, DOF, said.


Conceived and developed by The Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF), the Schoolhouse Hotel is White Sulphur Springs' first full-service boutique hotel. The project transformed the former historic White Sulphur Springs High School into a hub for the community and visitors alike. It features 30 uniquely appointed guest rooms, an upscale restaurant and grill, a rooftop bar, and flexible ballroom space for weddings, conferences, and more.

The DOF chose to invest in White Sulphur Springs after visiting the town several years ago and witnessing the closed storefronts and damage left by the 2016 floods. The Schoolhouse Hotel is also believed to be the world’s first fully accessible hotel, with every room and public space accessible by wheelchair.

Photos from today’s events are included below:

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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) at the dedication ceremony of The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) with Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF) President and CEO Charlie Hammerman at the opening of The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

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