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Hilton Worldwide Adds The Virginian Lynchburg to Curio Collection

MCLEAN, VA—Hilton Worldwide is adding The Virginian Lynchburg hotel to Curio – A Collection by Hilton.

An iconic hotel originally built in 1913, The Virginian Hotel is now undergoing renovations expected to complete in early 2017. When opened, the hotel will be named The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton and will offer 115 guestrooms, a ballroom and conference center, rooftop lounge, artisan cafe and coffee shop and a restaurant and bar that will offer traditional specialties with a modern twist.

According to the company, the Lynchburg community has experienced a nearly 20% population growth since 2000, and the city was recently recognized by Forbes as a top 100 Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

“The Lynchburg community deserves the revitalization of this iconic hotel, which is being made possible by the creative vision of an experienced development team and the progressive cooperation and partnership with the City of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority.  Our team continues to work tirelessly to bring The Virginian back to life in the best way possible. We promise to stay close to the design roots of this early 20th century architectural treasure, while ensuring that it surpasses expectations as a modern and luxurious new hotel,” said Blair Godsey, development partner, Altus Group.

The Virginian Lynchburg will be located within walking distance of the James River, Amazement Square Children’s Museum, the Lynchburg Museum and the Blackwater Creek Natural Area.  In addition, The Academy of Fine Arts will complete the restoration of a 1905 historic theater in early 2018, one block away. The city will convert Eighth St. between Church St. and Main St. from a one-way street, to a two-way street to accommodate construction access during the renovations and for added convenience to the visiting public once the hotel is complete. 

The project is being designed by Brooks Stanley and Commonwealth Architects with interior design by Baskervill, all based in Richmond, VA. Cityscape, led by development partner George Stanley, is the design build general contractor. Cornerstone Hospitality, based in Williamsburg, VA, is working alongside the development team and will operate the hotel upon completion.