Marriott International, Inc. Monday announced the opening of a combined 135-room Courtyard hotel and 75-suite Residence Inn hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The hotels are owned by Apple Hospitality REIT and will be managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana.
The hotels are located at 14th and Cary Streets in Richmond's historic Shockoe Slip district and on the site where the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786. The hotels are adjacent to the First Freedom Center and are close to the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, Brown's Island, Valentine Museum and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
The hotels will share a custom lobby with a Colonial Federal style, a fitness center and 2,862 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 210 people.
"Attracting both business travelers as well as tourists, this historic area of Richmond is an ideal location for the dual opening," said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials and extended stay brands for Marriott International. "Each brand offers distinct amenities and services that tailor to all visitors."
The leadership team is comprised of General Manager Aaron Pellitt, most recently of the Courtyard Richmond Airport for the last five years, and Julia Raftery, director of sales, who previously worked at the Omni Richmond.
"The Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Richmond Downtown, offers upscale select service and extended stay options in the heart of the vibrant Shockoe Slip area of downtown Richmond," Pellitt said.
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