Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Knob Hill Inn readies for reopening

Luxury hotel set to resume business Dec. 15


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

Ketchum's Knob Hill Inn is prepping to host guests next month, following a sale to new owners last summer and a $750,000 renovation.

"The extensive remodel has brought the celebrated Sun Valley hotel back to the forefront of Ketchum's ski-lodge properties," states information provided by the hotel.

Upgrades have been made to the lobby, guestrooms, in-room amenities and fireplace room and banquet area in anticipation of a Dec. 15 reopening.

Columbia Hospitality, a hospitality management and consulting firm specializing in luxury hotel and resort management, will manage and operate the hotel.

The property was bought at auction on July 26 by a group of investors that includes Fred Crosetto, CEO of Ammex Corp. in Kent, Wash.; Eric Bensussen, president and co-founder of BDA Inc. in Woodinville, Wash.; Robert Cimino, CEO of Plaza Provision Co. in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and John Oppenheimer, CEO and founder of Columbia Hospitality.

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com




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