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October 6, 2015


Ohio University Inn Celebrates Major Renovation

October 6, 2015 – The Ohio University Inn recently celebrated the completion of its recent renovation with a ribbon cutting event.

The Ohio University Inn topped off a major renovation with enhancements to the front entrance of the hotel, and a new monument sign, which welcomes guests to experience 139 all new guest rooms and suites, Cutlers Restaurant, Bunch of Grapes Tavern, and updated meeting space.

The guest rooms and suites were completely transformed with new furnishings, bedding and sleek modern bathrooms with a new walk-in shower and rain shower.

The award-winning Cutler’s Restaurant and the Bunch of Grapes Tavern are showing their redesign to guests and patrons of their popular menu offerings, local food events, wine tastings and bourbon tastings.  The added We Proudly Brew Starbucks has become a regular stop for guests and locals as a preferred local amenity.

The Ohio University Inn has the largest hotel meeting space in the area with more than 5,000 square feet. Plus a newly refurbished, extended patio, perfect for corporate, social gatherings and weddings.   The meeting rooms received upgraded technology with drop down projectors and expansive 70” LED TVs.

The fee Wi-Fi was also upgraded for a faster connection and easy large streaming use for groups.  The Ohio University earlier this year, expanded its WiFi coverage to include the hotel.  The service is a joint venture between the hotel and the University and provides the University visitors to the hotel a seamless connection to the OHIO network just as they have on campus.

“The hotel is virtually an ‘all- new’ hotel said Scott Kovalick, the general manager. We were able to add all the modern touches but still keep a refreshingly classic style that is important to reflect as the gateway to the Ohio University campus.”

The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center is The Official Hotel of the Ohio University and the only full service hotel in Athens.  Managed by Cincinnati based, Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group, it is located at 331 Richland Avenue, on the campus of the Ohio University. The hotel is a 2015 recipient of TripAdvisors’ Certificate of Excellence.  For more information on the hotel or to sign up for the Cutler’s newsletter visit www.ouinn.com or like the hotel on Facebook.


About the Ohio University Inn
The Ohio University Inn is the only hotel in the region directly affiliated with the Ohio University. All profits from the hotel go toward the Ohio University 1804 Fund which supports the University’s core mission of maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing a learning – centered community – focusing its support on undergraduate learning and faculty research and graduate studies.  The 1804 Fund encourages a superior undergraduate experience, distinctiveness in graduate education, excellence in scientific and creative research and scholarships.  It also creates a link between service and learning, integration of students in to the full mission of the University, and competiveness for external funding and attracting students. Every time a guest stays with us, they play an intricate role in helping the students and the faculty of the Ohio University.

About Winegardner & Hammons
Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group has more than 50 years as a full-service hotel management company and a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management.  The WHG owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, select service, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States.  WHG currently manages 17 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands.  It is the recipient of 9 Gallup Great Workplace Awards and 15 Marriott Partnership Circle Awards. For more information on WHI, please visit our web site at www.whihotels.com.