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Work Nearly Complete On Hotel Renovations

Reported: Dec. 27, 2013 8:53 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 27, 2013 11:17 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kallie Cart) -- Work is nearly complete on a hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston.

The old Charleston House Hotel is the backdrop to Haddad Riverfront Park and the final piece of the renovation puzzle in that area.

It was a top to bottom renovation at the old Charleston House Holiday Inn.

“Every inch of the hotel, even the silverware in the hotel - everything is new,” front office manager Barb Stover said.

And with new renovations to Haddad Riverfront Park, the hotel, which will soon have a new name, A four Points by Sheraton, finally fits in.

No room went untouched, from a new entryway, new restaurant and lounge area, a new indoor pool, all 176 rooms were renovated and the grand ballroom is now grand again.

Sue Cerullo, who is at the front of the House, remembers the Charleston House's glory days. She worked there for 40 years, retired and is now back working in the renovated space. She said it is once again the place to be.

“It is great,” she said. “It is so different and everything is new."

The renovation is expected to be complete in about two weeks, and the hotel will officially become A Four Points by Sheraton on Jan. 16.

There is also a plan to develop retail space around the hotel, and there are eight condos going in on the top two floors. Those are not completed yet, but there is said to be a lot of interest in them.



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