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Career fairs continue as Cavalier Hotel gears up to reopen in March

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a later official opening date.

Gold Key | PHR is looking to hire more people for the March 7, reopening of the The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. Two career fairs will be held on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 at Gold Key’s Career Center at 313 Laskin Rd., Suite 103, in Virginia Beach.

Gold Key said it already has hired 125 people and still has nearly 100 associate positions available. The Virginia-Beach based hospitality management company said The Cavalier Hotel is looking to hire experienced hospitality workers from managerial full-time employees to bar and wait staff, culinary professionals, banquet servers and housekeeping staff.

While some employees have started work, all 225 associates will begin employment at the hotel by Feb. 5, in time for its reopening the next month.

“We had a fantastic turn out for our first career fair where we hired over 25 hospitality professionals, many of which were local hires with several applicants applying for careers from outside of Hampton Roads,” Gold Key | PHR’s Elizabeth Weller said in a statement. “While we currently have successfully hired 125 applicants to date, we are dedicated to finding the remaining 100 hospitality professionals that will reflect The Cavalier’s rich history of stellar service.”

As a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Cavalier Hotel, which originally opened in 1927, will reopen following a $75 million-plus renovation.

The updated hotel will offer standard rooms and suites, an onsite distillery and tasting room, meeting spaces and multiple dining and beverage experiences, along with a full-service spa.

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