Deal to sell Grove Park Inn after 60 years

"Big Room" and fireplace at Grove Park Inn
After 60 years as owners, the Sammons family plans to sell the Grove Park Inn to a private equity group. KSL Partners of Denver say they will spend $25 million on renovations in time for the inn’s 100th birthday in 2013. Along with guest rooms, the spa and the restaurant, the inn’s signature Great Hall (termed the “Big Room” in the postcard above) will undergo changes. The sale price was not disclosed.

We’ve got plenty of postcards of the Inn in times past.