Hotel with a Quirk Heads for Downtown Richmond
- Apr 17, 2015
Denver-based Destination Hotels, the nation’s largest operator of independent hotels and resorts, is adding a property with a distinctive quirk to its collection: The Quirk Hotel, scheduled to open in downtown Richmond this September.Ted and Katie Ukrop are developing the Quirk Hotel at 201 West Broad St., in a century-old Italian Renaissance building designed by the renowned New York architectural firm of Starret and Van Vleck. Completed in 1916, the six-story structure once housed the J.B. Mosby Dry Goods Store. According to the developers, the new hotel will be an extension of the Quirk art gallery, which is operated by Katie Ukrop in Richmond’s Arts District. The Ukrops purchased the property for $2.3 million in 1997, but decided only last year to turn it into a boutique, art-centric hotel. After renovation, the 60,000-square-foot property will feature 71 guest rooms, four suites, a fitness center, 2,000 square feet of function space, an artisan restaurant and a bar. The hotel will also retain historic architectural elements, including the main floor’s segmental arches, the groin vault ceiling and the ornamental ironwork staircase.
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