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New Hilton Opening in Downtown Norfolk

By M+E Staff

Hilton Hotel’s new 21-story hotel, The Main, is opening in March 2017, in Norfolk, Va. On the corner of Granby and Main Street, right next to the Elizabeth River, the new hotel will feature the largest meeting and event spaces in Norfolk.

“The Main is a transitional moment for Norfolk, filling a void in the downtown scene offering both locals and visitors a comprehensive hospitality experience,” says Bruce Thompson, CEO, Gold Key. “We wanted to create a cultural destination in downtown Norfolk, one that excites both locals and visitors alike.”

The contemporary hotel will have 300 guest rooms, a fitness facility, indoor pool and many other amenities for guests. The Main will have 42,000 square feet of event space, 39 meeting rooms and a ballroom that can hold 1,200 guests (making it the largest ballroom in Virginia).

“The Main is more than just a hotel and conference center; it is a piece of civic architecture housing a multitude of functions designed to celebrate and connect to the surrounding community,” says Rob Uhrin, a principal in Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Studio and one of the lead architects on the project. “The large central atrium—coined the Grand Central Station of the property—ties together all the public spaces, including the food and beverage outlets, hotel spaces and event spaces, creating a dynamic experience for the guest and onlooker.”