Schoolhouse Hotel sold to new owners, expansion planned in White Sulphur

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

The Schoolhouse Hotel, located in downtown White Sulphur Springs, is the world’s first fully ADA-compliant boutique hotel. The doors officially opened in June 2022. Now, after receiving rave reviews from publications including Southern Living, Frommer’s, and Travel + Leisure, developer Charles Hammerman has sold the innovative hotel to SHWV Acquisitions, LLC.

“Our team is committed to upholding the legacy of this very special hotel while infusing it with fresh ideas to meet the evolving needs of every walk of life traveler,” says Ron Kuzon of SHWV. “Our preliminary plans to build more hotel rooms in downtown White Sulphur Springs is just the beginning of our effort to make White Sulphur Springs into a destination that is exciting, as well as accessible.”

Hammerman is one of the founders of The Disability Opportunity Fund (“DOF”), who developed the hotel. His daughter, Genny Freiman, serves as Chief Operating Officer of DOH and led the hotel day-to-day. Hammerman says guests should expect “a seamless transition as the new owners introduce their signature blend of personalized service, attention to detail, unparalleled hospitality and the best-in-class of accommodations for those who need assistance.”

Charles Hammerman, a founder of the Disability Opportunity Fund, developed The Schoolhouse Hotel by renovating an historic public school into the world’s first fully accessible boutique hotel. Photo by RealWV.

“Over the five years of investing an unprecedented $20 million into the resurgence of White Sulphur Springs from the devastating Flood of 2016, this community has become a second home to the DOF Family.  As we celebrate the Second Anniversary of the Official Opening of The Schoolhouse Hotel, it is time to take this beautiful gem and entrust it to a team that not only has experience in the worlds of hospitality and disabilities but is truly committed to continuing DOF’s work within White Sulphur Springs and the broader Greenbrier Valley communities,” says Hammerman.

The 2nd Annual Gala will be celebrated on June 13th at The Schoolhouse Hotel as previously planned, with all proceeds benefitting programs that support people with disabilities in Greenbrier County.

To learn more, visit or follow The Schoolhouse Hotel on Facebook and Instagram.


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