Full-service Hilton is up and running in downtown Richmond
A new full-service Hilton is now in operation at the former Miller & Rhoads department store, which already had been through one renovation into a Hilton Garden Inn. The rebranding followed $11.5 million in upgrades to the seven-story building at 501 E. Broad St. The upgrades were inspired by the architecture and design of the original building.
Designed by Looney & Associates, the hotel still has the building’s original marble in the main lobby. However, its 250 guestrooms offer such modern amenities as large work spaces, complimentary Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerator.
There’s more than 15,000 square feet of event space, double what the Hilton Garden Inn offered, including eight meeting rooms and two ballrooms. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, Hilton HHonors lounge, and a bistro, which opened last week, offering coffee, soups and sandwiches. The Herb N' Kitchen restaurant also is opening and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
An Italian restaurant is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
The hotel, which opened in 2009 under the Hilton Garden Inn banner, is located in a building that shares space with Miller & Rhoads Residences, a 133-unit residential project that offers apartments and condominiums.