In October of 2019, the hotel was sold and became under new local ownership. Currently known as the company R&W Hotels, and owned and operated by Wayne Waldeck and Lee Eric Rector, both local businessmen here in Parkersburg.
In the early part of 2020 there were some new changes made to the hotel. Faux tin ceilings were added in the library and throughout the main lobby and promenade area of the hotel. The current day library was given a facelift. The carpeting, which had covered the area in the library for over 35 years, had a treasure hiding underneath of it. The Terrazzo lobby floor, which was laid in 1944/45, was still there.
After a months’ worth of cleaning and restoring, it was finally brought back to life. Also two new chandeliers were hung in the lounge and main dining room areas. These chandeliers came from a home located near the Versace mansion. One of our main goals now is being able to transform the lounge and dining room back to having the historical look, feel and décor of the main part of the hotel. Very slowly we are being able to do little things at a time in order to be able to bring back the historical feel that was lost during the 2019 renovation in there.
Lee’s Studio at The Blennerhassett opened on the second floor in 2022, completing the move that November. With this, the boutique hotel officially became “The Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa.” Lee’s Studio at The Blennerhassett provides an unmatched experience for guests of the Hotel and local clients, upgrading the experience of visiting The Historic Blennerhassett Hotel to the next level.
To this day, we are currently the oldest operating boutique hotel in the state of West Virginia. Still proudly locally owned, we are here to serve our local community, and our traveling clientele as well with the utmost class and style. Here at the Blennerhassett Hotel & Spa we serve all of our clientele proudly, and strive to make everyone’s visit here to this hotel a pleasurable and memorable experience. We like to think of ourselves here at the Blennerhassett Hotel as ladies and gentlemen, serving ladies and gentleman