After analyzing more than 30,000 hotels in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, the U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hotels in the USA 2020 rankings on Tuesday, and three five-star Virginia hotels topped the list of the best hotels in the commonwealth. The Inn at Little Washington, a five-star
People once called St. Paul the Western Front. “St. Paul was a coal town, so the railroad would run in and drop people off there,” says Kimberly Christner, president and CEO of Williamsburg-based Cornerstone Hospitality. “One side of the railroad was dry and … the other side was wet with alcohol, and that was the
Richmond area's largest hotel corporation will share space in the building with the newspaper.
Chester-based Shamin Hotels has bought the Richmond Times-Dispatch building in downtown Richmond for $14.462 million from a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary, Shamin President and CEO Neil Amin confirmed on Thursday. Shamin Hotels will be moving its headquarters into the four-story, 172,110-square-foot building at 300 East Grace Street later this year, sharing space with the Richmond
Updated Jan. 20 The proposed replacement of the Richmond Coliseum is stirring up strong feelings among elected officials and residents in the city, but a dozen miles up Interstate 95, a smaller arena in Henrico County is quietly moving forward. Filling a need for indoor space to host high school basketball and other indoor sports
Robust economy has driven yearlong hotel boom
As the economy has been on the rise, so have hotels in many parts of Virginia. During the past 12 months, Virginia’s hotel industry has seen more than a billion dollars invested in hotel construction and renovation — everywhere from Richmond to Bristol. “The bulk of that is new construction,” says Eric Terry, president of
After almost a year of negotiations, Virginia Beach City Council has struck a deal with Venture Realty Group to develop a mixed-use surf park and entertainment venue covering three city blocks near the oceanfront. Called Atlantic Park, the $325 million project will be built on the 10-acre site of The Dome, the geodesic concert venue
‘Up and coming’ Hill City gains recognition
Lynchburg is cool, and people are starting to notice. The Hill City still has its big, well-established players, such as Liberty University and BWX Technologies. Liberty, with its 7,000-acre campus and its online programs, has more than 2,500 faculty teaching more than 111,000 students. Its operations are estimated to generate more than $1 billion in
Christy Coleman is CEO of the American Civil War Museum.
American Civil War Museum CEO Christy Coleman has been tapped as executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. She replaces the foundation’s longtime leader, Philip G. Emerson, who is retiring on Dec. 31 after 28 years. Coleman, who starts at JYF on Jan. 21, previously held leadership positions at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African
Cliff Fleet is the former president and CEO of Philip Morris USA.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has appointed Cliff Fleet, the former head of Philip Morris USA, as the organization’s ninth president and CEO. Fleet will start his new role on Jan. 1. Fleet, who served as president and CEO of the Henrico County-based cigarette manufacturer from 2013 to 2017, will succeed Mitchell Reiss, who led Colonial
Philip G. Emerson was with the foundation for 33 years.
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Executive Director Philip G. Emerson will retire at the end of December after serving in a leadership role there for 33 years, the foundation announced Monday. Emerson was named executive director in May 1991, making him the third executive director in the agency’s 62-year history. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation operates two living-history museums, Jamestown