Makeover, Rebranding Planned for Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Worldwide and HRI Lodging, LLC revealed in April their plans to renovate the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown and to rebrand it into a full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts property. The cost of the project is $11.5 million.

Hilton Worldwide and HRI Lodging, LLC revealed a $11.5 million plan last month to renovate the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown and to rebrand it as a full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts property.

The property is located at 501 E. Broad St., in the former Miller & Rhoads department store, a historic building built between 1888 and 1909. Miller & Rhoads closed in 1990, and the building reopened in early 2009 as a hotel and condos. The Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown shares the building with the Miller & Rhoads Residences, a 133-unit residential property.

New Orleans-based HRI Properties L.L.C., the property’s owner, will oversee the transformation. Plans include the renovation of all 250 guest rooms, as well as the addition of 10,000 square feet of meetings and event space, a fitness center and a Hilton HHonors lounge. Completion is expected by the end of the year; the hotel will remain open during the renovations.

In a statement, the development team said that it would take care to preserve the building’s history. According to Tim Stacer, director of sales & marketing for Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown, the team already has the approvals and plans to integrate the Miller & Rhoads Memorabilia into the new design.

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