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Scores of New Hotels for Downtown Richmond

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With the constant, positive press the city has received in recent years it is quite noteworthy that airport passenger traffic is steadily increasing and as a result an influx of hotels are popping up all around the city center.  

 

1. Courtyard by Marriott (135 room)

 

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2.  and the adjoining Marriott Residence Inn (75 rooms)

 

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3.  Quirk Hotel (Under Construction) - 70-75 rooms

 

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4. and 5.  Dual-branded: Hampton Inn & Suites AND the Homewood Suites  (Combined 244 rooms)

 

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6.  Hilton Hotel

This is simply a proposed hotel in Shockoe Bottom that may or may not be linked to the baseball stadium debacle:

 

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7.  The Doubletree is CLOSING!  

But not for long!  The hotel is about to begin extensive renovations and will rebrand and reopen as The Graduate Hotel (200 Rooms)

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HI Hostel Richmond (Opens this Summer)

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Not to mention the existing:

 

The Hilton Garden Inn - 

Which is expected to convert into a full-fledged Hilton Hotel

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The Marriott 

Which just finished a multi-million dollar renovation

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The Jefferson Hotel 

One of 37 5 Star Hotels in two categories.

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The Crown Plaza

Major streetscape improvements and connectivity with the neighborhood is needed

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The Omni 

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The Berkeley Hotel

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The Holiday Inn Express

Streetscape/Pedestrian access improvement is needed

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Massad House Hotel

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Linden Row Inn

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Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

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It's too bad that the Westin built new in the West End versus downtown.  

 

Also, I live across the street from the new Courtyard in Shockoe and the increased foot traffic in the neighborhood has been great.  

 

I hope that a massive hotel will soon build along the Canal Walk.  A draw for pedestrian and canal level activity would be huge.

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I see you mentioned the possible hotel in Shockoe near the propose stadium. Well, I found these design's on Odell's website showing what the call "The Pavilion Residential Community" with up to 700 units. One of the images also shows a VCU logo on the top right corner. Makes me wonder if they would scratch the hotel and go for residential only.  Also, I wonder if they would develop this separate from the stadium.

 

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Good observation.  Also, it was announced that the hotel would be a Hyatt and not a Hilton; either plan would be good for that area, however.  

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I heard a rumor about a hotel being built at this location. I guess it's a possibility after all. Curious about the flag and size, though I guess we'll be waiting a little while longer to find out. I wonder if it would straddle the canal like the current building?

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Posted (edited)

This sounds like a replacement for the SunTrust tower proposal ([email protected])? Nevermind, this is further east.

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lets hope they settle this lawsuit quick and painlessly so we can get this moving forward

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1 hour ago, drayrichmond said:

lets hope they settle this lawsuit quick and painlessly so we can get this moving forward

Yes.  Another locally owned boutique hotel would be great, but the right national brand could work too.

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Another rooftop bar/restaurant option would be great too.  It is a great location for that and will begin to make that area a real nightlife district.

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something that I've never understood is how we don't have an Aloft hotel downtown, I mean their whole deal is being modern, night life, urban

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1 hour ago, drayrichmond said:

something that I've never understood is how we don't have an Aloft hotel downtown, I mean their whole deal is being modern, night life, urban

That reminded me of a hotel project that is supposed to be in the works.  Moxy by Marriot is supposed to be opening a hotel on 5th and Franklin according to RTD.  According to the site, the Moxy Richmond is supposed to be opening in "Early 2017."

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18 hours ago, drayrichmond said:

something that I've never understood is how we don't have an Aloft hotel downtown, I mean their whole deal is being modern, night life, urban

I understand that's how they market it, but most of the "Alofts" I've actually seen in person are out in the suburbs or around airports.  The W Hotel is really the urban night-life brand for Starwood. 

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1 hour ago, jbjust said:

I understand that's how they market it, but most of the "Alofts" I've actually seen in person are out in the suburbs or around airports.  The W Hotel is really the urban night-life brand for Starwood. 

Unfortunately for Richmond, brands like W are probably out of reach at present.  An Indigo Hotel would be a nice addition though.

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The hotel situation in Richmond has improved dramatically over the last few years, but I'm in disbelief that there is still no hotel in Carytown, Museum District, or the Fan. When my family comes to visit, I'd love to have them stay in my neighborhood and there is no place nearby. 

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Where could a hotel go in those neighborhoods without NIMBY's crying?

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20 hours ago, Shakman said:

Where could a hotel go in those neighborhoods without NIMBY's crying?

The bus depot redevelopment would have been a perfect spot, as would have the spot where they built the Fresh Market.  

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Given the elevation drop of the Martin's parking lot, I would love to see a hotel located there.  The drop allows for lower level parking with minimal excavation and street level frontage along Cary.  An additional deck of parking could accommodate hotel guests with 4-6 levels of hotel above, set back 40-50 feet to eliminate dwarfing Cary Street.  Assuming no significant changes to the soon-to-be-Publix building (though one entity owns the entire super-block with exception to Union Bank lot), a cut through with store-fronts and/or lobby access could be created through the new structure up to the Publix's entrance.  I think I have a new Sketch-up project :)

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I'm excited to see the Publix plans for the site... ... ... ...

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Oh yeah I forgot Publix is replacing the Martin's in Carytown

neat

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