Lynchburg is abuzz since the Virginian Hotel’s grand re-opening in May. This luxury hotel has been restored back to its early 20th century charm while bringing in contemporary influences and furnishings for a new generation to enjoy. Here’s a snapshot into The Virginian’s history as well as a peek inside the newly revitalized hotel.
The Virginian’s History: A Gem of Downtown Lynchburg
The Virginian first opened its doors in 1913. The original structure featured more than 100 rooms, a lavish ballroom and a magnificent grand staircase. For decades, many regional and national travelers made The Virginian their hotel of choice. Its exquisite rooms and elaborate decorations and furnishings made it well known as one of Virginia’s premiere hotels. However, during the 1960’s the hotel experienced numerous financial problems and, as a result, was sold in 1968. Afterward, the building served various roles—from a college dormitory to a subsidized housing unit.
Revitalized for a New Era
In 2015, it was announced that The Virginian would be revived back to a premiere hotel in the heart of downtown Lynchburg under Hilton’s Curio Collection. Since then, the space has undergone a $30 million renovation, including a meticulous restoration of the grand staircase and its 8,000 square foot ballroom. The hotel has received modern amenities as well. Each of the hotel’s 164 rooms will feature luxurious furnishings and bedding along with complimentary WiFi, HDTV, mini-fridge, Keurig® coffee maker and cozy bathrobes. There are three top-of-the-line dining options available to guests; a coffee and wine bar, an upscale steakhouse serving USDA prime steaks and the Skyline Grill, Lynchburg’s first ever rooftop dining establishment where you can take in the city views while enjoying a cocktail or tapas! Additional amenities include gift shops, a 24-hour fitness and business center, as well as the newly restored ballroom which is the perfect size for wedding receptions and conferences.
Experience the Virginian Hotel: Book Your Stay
The Virginian Hotel is now taking reservations! Come visit Lynchburg, Virginia, for the weekend. Here, you can tour the historical roots of our nation, including Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest or nearby Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. View awe-striking art pieces from Central Virginia’s best artists in one of our galleries or experience a jaw-dropping performance first-hand at one of our theaters. Whatever your travel style is, Lynchburg is yours to explore.