Williamsburg Lodge to join Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels
The Williamsburg Lodge will join Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels in January.
In making the move, Colonial Williamsburg expects to benefit from Marriott’s reservation distribution system and the ability for guests to earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points when they stay at the Williamsburg Lodge.
The Colonial Williamsburg Company, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s for-profit subsidiary, will continue to own and operate the Williamsburg Lodge.
“It’s a perfect fit that will allow the Williamsburg Lodge to refresh and retain its individual personality while offering more value to our guests through enhanced services and access to the worldwide Marriott Rewards network,” Florencio Ferrao, Colonial Williamsburg’s Vice President of Hospitality, said in a statement.
The Autograph Collection includes 95 independent hotels worldwide.
The Williamsburg Lodge, which includes seven buildings, has 323 guest rooms plus 45,000 square feet of meetings and banquet space including two large ballrooms, 28 meeting rooms and four outdoor function areas.
Opened in 1939, the Williamsburg Lodge is one of the first Colonial Williamsburg hotels constructed under the guidance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the founder and first benefactor of the town’s restoration.