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A major expansion for Kingsmill Resort would add a 200-room hotel and other amenities

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Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg is about to get bigger. A year after buying the golf-resort property on the James River, Colorado-based Xanterra Parks & Resorts announced a multimillion-dollar expansion that would add a 200-room hotel and a family-oriented swimming complex. Other upgrades include a new golf pro shop, conference space, restaurant, lounge and a wedding venue.  The company expects construction to begin this fall.

The first projects to get underway will be a two-story restaurant at the marina, a swimming pool complex where the current Bray Links par-3 golf course exists and a redesign of the current fitness center and swimming pool. These projects are scheduled to be completed by May 2012.After that, the resort plans add a 210-room hotel with golf pro shop and other amenities on the site of the current golf shop and Eagles restaurant. The company has not finalized the timeline for the new hotel.

“This plan has something for all of our guests, whether they are on business, enjoying a family vacation, getting married or having a golf getaway,” said Gordon Taylor, a vice president for Xanterra Parks & Resorts. Kingsmill has applied for a variety of permits and has scheduled several meetings with area residents and homeowners associations to share its “master plan” for resort upgrades and development of real estate within the Kingsmill community. Several parcels of land are already zoned and under consideration for development, said Taylor.


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