Virginia Omni Now a Magnuson
Monday March 18th, 2013 - 9:10AM HG
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OYSTER POINT, VA—The Omni Newport News here has rebranded as the Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center Oyster Point.
The 182-room hotel is located four blocks from shopping, dining and entertainment at Oyster Point Square Newport News. The Stratford University Newport News Campus is nearby and Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis Army Base are a 20-minute drive away.
The property offers free wireless Internet access, indoor pool, fitness center, business center and more than 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. All guestrooms include hair dryer, mini-fridge, alarm clock/radio, free local calls, cable television, electronic door locks and iron with ironing board.
Expansion plans include a new wing with 220 guestrooms, a parking garage and an indoor water park.
The project is estimated at $35 million.
"The year round-water park will be open to the general public, which is not something typically offered in the market," said Ray Patel, owner of the Magnuson Hotel.
Tags: • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation • Ownership •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.