Progress continues on Williamsburg Inn renovation

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 property-wide enhancements, and will reopen in April 2017.

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.

The food and beverage concepts developed by Puccini Group for the Williamsburg Inn and the Williamsburg Lodge take inspiration from American colonial life. The Inn’s dining spaces will be reimagined with a “nouveau British” lifestyle in mind, showcasing a spirit of grandeur, drama, and refined elegance that will bring a sophisticated and memorable experience to guests.

Phase two of the renovation follows recent enhancements to the Inn, which were completed in March 2016. The renovation coincides with a $2.5 million renovation of Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course, scheduled for completion in  spring 2017, 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. Historic accommodations at the Inn reflect the standards of classic elegance and charm of 18th-century Williamsburg that honor the vision of Colonial Williamsburg founding benefactor John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

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