In Irvington, Va., the Tides Inn is kicking off its 73rd season with new enhancements.
The multimillion-dollar renovation updated the property's guestrooms and added four all-new suites, new fitness center equipment and a makerspace with expanded resort programming.
After opening its new coastal restaurant, the Fish Hawk Oyster Bar, last season, the Tides Inn has updated its entryway for a more intimate check-in experience. Other enhancements include fresh landscaping throughout the grounds; the revitalized Chesapeake Restaurant and outdoor terrace with new tableside cocktail service; an all-new chef’s kitchen with interactive programming and cooking classes led by executive chef Alex Pasco; dockside dining with 12 all-new day-use boat slips; a redesigned bar in the View Room, one of the original rooms from 1947; new poolside lounge seating; a new waterfront bocce court with nightly tournaments for guests and locals; and modern TechnoGym fitness center equipment, featuring two Peloton bikes.
The hotel's 66 refreshed guestrooms have new carpeting, linens, window treatments and nautical decorative touches. Over the summer, the resort will open four all-new luxury suites with views of the water, mahogany wood and leather details, separate living spaces, contemporary spa-like bathrooms and in-room bar carts.
The new makerspace is designed to cultivate creativity with year-round programming. A former private dining room is now a place of play complete with a dedicated space for artistic programming, a pottery wheel and a kiln.
The resort opened in 1947 on a 25-acre farm overlooking Carter's Creek in Irvington. Today, the property is part of the Enchantment Group portfolio.
The hotel's 2020 season will begin on April 23.