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Exciting developments are happening through-
out Richmond, including downtown with a num-
ber of new hotels set to come online in 2014 as
well as significant upgrades at others.
A new, 210-room hotel, located at Cary and
14th Streets, will boast not one but two Marriott
flags. There will be a 75-room Residence Inn,
and a 135-room Courtyard by Marriott. Addi-
tionally, the development will house exhibit and
office space for the First Freedom Center, a non-
profit that promotes religious freedom.
Shamin Hotels has purchased an 18-story of-
fice building at 700 East Main Street and plans
to convert it into two Hilton-branded hotels: a
Hampton Inn and Suites and a Homewood
Suites. The property is expected to offer a com-
bined 244 guest rooms, and unique meeting
spaces such as a 5,000-square-foot restaurant.
The 410-room Richmond Marriott Down-
town, which is connected to the Greater Rich-
mond Convention Center by a skywalk, is set
to undergo a renovation of the hotel's 27,000
square feet of meeting space in August 2014.
Formerly the Holiday Inn Koger center,
the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond -
Midlothian is now open. A short drive from
downtown, the hotel offers 237 guest rooms;
26,000 square feet of conference space,
including two ballrooms; and on-site meeting
amenities such as a business center, audio/
visual equipment and professional event
planners and catering services.
The Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and
Conference Center has recently been awarded
the "Hotel of the Year" honor by its brand
Wyndham Hotel and Resorts. Nestled on a
three-building, 20- acre campus that reflects
the grace and charm of "Old Virginia," the
recently renovated 183-room hotel features
two dining venues, an outdoor pool and golf.
Richmond's Hotel Developments
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an
extraordinary venue with more than
20,000 works of art. On site are several
unique spaces available for rental for
groups of up to 2,500, on-site event
management staff, a large covered
parking deck and a convenient loca-
tion in Richmond's Museum District.
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