GLEN ALLEN, Va,—The Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Glen Allen, Virginia, launched a $3 million renovation project of its conference center and hotel. The renovation includes lobbies, restaurants, meeting and function space, and adding new gardens, reception areas, and recreational facilities. Plans are underway for renovation of all 183 guestrooms and suites, to be completed in 2013.
“A significant amount of time and money is lost because of badly planned and poorly executed meetings,” says Bob Nelson, the hotel’s general manager, in an announcement. “We offer a spacious, secluded, distraction-free setting that works for every type of training, for executive retreats, larger conferences and provides numerous spaces for breakout meetings, indoors and out.”
The renovations combine updated technology and ergonomics within a secure setting. New fixtures and furnishings include updated carpeting and artwork in meeting rooms and the Henrico Ballroom. Furniture is designed to increase productivity, with ergonomic chairs replacing conventional banquet chairs. Private dining rooms can accommodate up to 40 guests for cocktails or dinner.
The Wyndham Virginia Crossings is the first hotel in the United States to feature the new Quadriga Guest Room Media Center and Communications Portal, offering high definition television, movies, audio, and high-speed Internet with wireless controls. The digital system provides video on demand and high speed Internet services to guests via the in-room TV, and supports the specific business objectives of the conference center.
A PSAV high speed digital network, expandable to 100 Megabytes downloads speeds is now installed throughout the property.
The Tavern is named after the historic Yellow Tavern that occupied the site of the Civil War battleground where the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center now stands. An expansive new deck with a communal fire-pit overlooks the swimming pool and grounds.