Hilton Richmond Downtown reopens fresh off extensive property renovations


The Hilton Richmond Downtown has completed an extensive renovation, which includes improvements to guest room bathrooms and a new lobby and bar, Gather & Hem.
The Hilton Richmond Downtown has completed an extensive renovation, which includes improvements to guest room bathrooms and a new lobby and bar, Gather & Hem.

RICHMOND, Va. — Housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, the 250-room Hilton Richmond Downtown has completed an extensive renovation.

This includes a new stylish lobby bar and lounge, Gather & Hem, and a new hybrid meeting space called Ensemble, as well as refreshes to the property’s fitness center, indoor pool, and guest room bathrooms.

“This renovation will significantly enhance the guest experience and serve the needs of savvy business and leisure travelers,” said John Cario, general manager. “Given the property’s history as the iconic Miller & Rhoads, we knew the importance of preserving its unique character while ensuring modern day relevance. The new Gather & Hem bar features nods to the property’s past culture of millinery, tea, and retail creations and offers a vibrant new space for dining, working, and relaxing.”

Hilton Richmond Downtown provides more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space that includes two ballrooms, one of which offers natural light and a view of Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre through floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s new hybrid meetings space, Ensemble, provides a residential-style space for groups and private events. The new 1,400-square-foot meeting room features an open collaboration space with chairs, banquette seating with tables, and a projector display. There’s also a full kitchen and dining area and a private breakout space with a TV and conference table, plus collaboration space for networking and meetings of all sizes.

Hilton Richmond Downtown’s guest rooms provide spacious accommodations with many the hotel’s rooms featuring the building’s original high ceilings and large windows with views of downtown. Updated guest room bathrooms now include new glass showers, backlit mirrors, vanities, and updated tiling. Each room offers comfortable workspaces, 55” HD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a mini refrigerator, and a coffeemaker. For recreation, Hilton Richmond Downtown’s fitness center now includes brand new state-of-the-art equipment such as stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical bikes, free weights, and more. The property’s large indoor pool has been refreshed with new paint and pool side furniture for lounging.

Guests at Gather & Hem can enjoy a selection of small plates, 20 local craft brews, and cocktails. The hotel is also home to La Grotta restaurant, offering Italian dishes and an award-winning wine list, and 1885 Café & Market, serving up breakfast and a range of regional dishes.

Hilton Richmond Downtown is part of Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program for the company’s 18 brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits, including an exclusive discount, free Wi-Fi, and a flexible payment slider allowing members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay.

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