WILLIAMSBURG, VA—The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is setting in motion the second part of its multi-phase renovation, which includes significant enhancements to the historic Williamsburg Inn’s exteriors, along with food and beverage offerings.
The renovations include a new signature restaurant, a reflection pool at the main entrance, and private event spaces to include an expanded Queen’s Terrace suitable for weddings and larger functions.
The Inn temporarily halted reservations on January 22 due to the extensive nature of the propertywide enhancements, and will reopen in April.
In partnership with hospitality design firm Puccini Group, existing dining concepts will be reimagined to reflect 18th-century colonial charm along with contemporary design elements.
“We are excited about the upcoming plans for the Williamsburg Inn, which, once complete, will usher in a new chapter for this historically significant hotel,” said Florencio Ferrao, VP/hospitality at Colonial Williamsburg. “The renovations represent the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s deep commitment to preserving the Inn’s legacy while continually refining the guest experience with luxurious accommodations, authentic experiences and outstanding food and beverage offerings.”
Phase two of the renovation follows recent enhancements to the Inn, which were completed in March 2016 and included a new seated check-in and improved in-room amenities.
Additionally, the renovation coincides with the $2.5 million renovation of Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course, scheduled for completion in the spring, as well as enhancement of the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, now managed by Trilogy Spa Holdings. Together, the investments are projected to generate $6.2 million in new revenue annually, which combined with expanded operating expenditures would spur $18 million in direct and indirect spending regionally, according to the company.
The Williamsburg Inn is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America and Leading Hotels of the World. All of its revenues support the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.