White Sulphur Springs, WV (July 15, 2015) - The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort set on 10,000 private acres in the foothills of West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, has selected Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation company, as its preferred private air partner, it was announced today by Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, and Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up.
Under this partnership, select Greenbrier guests and all Greenbrier Sporting Club members will have the unique opportunity to book flights at one-time member rates, from their home airports to The Greenbrier aboard the Wheels Up private fleet of King Air350i and Cessna Citation Excel/XLS aircraft. There are additional special benefits if a Greenbrier guest or Sporting Club member purchases a Wheels Up membership.
In addition, current Wheels Up members will receive VIP benefits at The Greenbrier, including complimentary room nights, preferred tee-times on the award-winning Old White TPC championship golf course and The Snead, The Greenbrier Sporting Club's private, members-only course, as well as access to some of their most coveted roster of events including The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup Event.
"Wheels Up offers the ideal private aviation solution for guests of The Greenbrier, as the majority of our guests travel to and from our resort from just under three hours away. The Wheels Up private fleet of King Air 350i aircraft is great for eight guests and eight golf bags," said Justice. "We're thrilled to be added to the esteemed portfolio of Wheels Up partners."
"Wheels Up and The Greenbrier share similar interests and values. Our members and guests look for, and are accustomed to, the finest in luxury amenities, personalized customer service and the best in luxury travel, in the air and on the ground," said Dichter. "We hope that once The Greenbrier guests experience the Wheels Up 8760 culture, and around-the-clock service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they'll become members."
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The New Orleans Saints Training Camp, The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.
ABOUT WHEELS UP
Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront cost to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety. Created and led by Kenny Dichter, the Founder of Marquis Jet and innovator of the 25-hour fractional jet card, Wheels Up offers "mission-appropriate" aircraft with guaranteed availability on its "members-only" private fleet of new King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft. Operating with an 8760 culture (24 hours a day, 365 days of the year), the Company offers individual, family and corporate members exceptional world-class service with around the clock support. The cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app enables members to seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts, and participate in ride share opportunities to maximize the value of the Wheels Up membership experience. Wheels Up Members also have access to the Wheels Down program, featuring exclusive lifestyle events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge, which is also integrated in the Wheels Up app.
Wheels Up acts as agent for the Wheels Up members, and is not the operator of the program aircraft; FAA licensed and DOT registered air carriers participating in the program exercise full operational control of the program aircraft. Any aircraft owned or leased by Wheels Up are dry leased to the operating air carrier to facilitate operations by that carrier.