• New Hilton Opening in Downtown Norfolk

     
    POSTED September 18, 2016
     

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.”

After 7 years of planning, the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is now open in downtown Muskegon. The official ribbon cutting took place on April 12, 2021.  

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.