How to get the best of both worlds: Gibbs Gardens Hotel
Posted On July 8, 2021
A new hotel is under construction at Gibbs Garden Resort, a luxury resort in the picturesque hills of New Hampshire.
But it’s a far cry from the gaudy mansions that make up many of the hotel’s rooms.
Rather, the Gibbs family is using the hotel to bring in their employees, and to get some real estate in their home state.
“We really want to make sure that we have the right location and have a real estate development,” says Steve Gibbs, president and CEO of Gibbs Gives.
“We want to bring that same vibe, that same luxury to our customers that we feel our employees want.”
A new hotel at Gibb’s Garden Resort.
(Photo: Gibb family)Gibbs family members say the Gibbs are looking to bring a different sort of business to the area.
“This is not just a fancy hotel.
It’s not just fancy hotels,” Gibb says.
“It’s a business that we’re doing.”
The Gibbs are also investing in some of the areas surrounding their family’s property, like the nearby town of New Milford.
The company says that when they started, they were just starting out.
Now, they have about a dozen employees, as well as a full staff at their home in New Milfords home.
But the company has been a long-time partner in the community, helping local businesses get off the ground and getting them into the hospitality business.
“I think it was a natural thing to do,” Gibbs says.
“The whole idea is to have a family-owned business in the area and have some of our employees that we know are going to be very happy to come and stay.”
To do that, Gibbs is investing $3.4 million in a $20 million building that will be the centerpiece of the new hotel.
But, the company says, it is not the only thing it will be bringing to the town.
“The Gibb property has always been a great home base for our business,” Gibs says.
Gibb’s family also has a long history in New Hampshire, which has hosted many of their family members for the past 60 years.
Gibb said that the Gibbys are proud of the heritage of the area that they have brought to New Milfen, which is home to many famous families.
The Gibbys have been in New England for decades.
Steve Gibb (Photo by John Kienholzer)”We’ve always had a strong connection to the Garden State,” Gibby says.
In fact, it was just the last couple of years that he was able to have his granddaughter, Kayla, visit the town of Boston, which was also a favorite vacation destination for his daughter.
“It’s really cool, and I feel like I got to visit a lot of places in the Garden state, and in New Jersey,” Gibbin says.
But he added that he also had a lot to look forward to with the hotel, too.
“Our first priority is to make the hotel the best it can be, and then we will talk about other things as well,” Gibbons said.
“But we’re committed to New England, and it’s going to do great things.”
Gibby’s family’s interest in the local economy extends beyond New Milfoord.
“They’ve been working hard to make this town a destination for their employees,” Gibbys wife, Sarah Gibb, says.
The family says that the business is an extension of their personal experiences and that it is about bringing people together in New Hampshires community.
“Gibbies Gives is a family business,” Sarah Gibby tells Ars.
“I think there is a real connection between the employees and the family.”
The hotel is not a luxury property, but it is a part of a larger strategy for Gibbs that is being built to bring the business to more locations, including New Milfield, which will be a major component of the project.
The hotel will also be used to open restaurants, coffee shops, and other events.
“For me, the most important thing is to see the community,” Gibbie says.
For the Gibbies, it’s about bringing some of their favorite memories to life.
“There’s not much more beautiful place in the world than the Garden,” Sarah says.
And for Gibs, it means having a real, real connection to his neighbors and friends.
“That’s something that I love about New Milbury,” he says.