Jun 28, 2016 2:53 PM

Hampton's Ashworth by the Sea has been sold

HAMPTON — The Ashworth by the Sea Hotel was sold for $14.5 million last week, reported.

The hotel located at 295 Ocean Blvd. was sold to a Massachusetts company called Linchris Hotel Corporation. The deed was filed on June 24.

The hotel was built by Colonel George Ashworth in 1912 and was one of the first hotels on the boulevard. In 1952, Paul and Norman Grandmaison bought the hotel.

The family owned the hotel until 2006 when they then sold it to S&S Hotels.

This high profile hotel has also housed some high profile guests over the years including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, BB King and Marshall Tucker Band.

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