Virginia Crowne Plaza switches flags, joins Hilton's Tapestry Collection

Shamin Hotels purchased a Crowne Plaza in Hampton, Va. The 173-room hotel is located on the waterfront, and will be renamed the Hampton Marina Hotel after a planned renovation. The update is expected to begin later this year and conclude in 2018, opening as part of Hilton's Tapestry Collection, which was first revealed in January.

The renovation will bring changes to the property's guestrooms, bathrooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a rooftop pool deck located on the property's second floor and on-site restaurants. The property's parking garage also has a planned facelift, and the hotel will remain in operation during the process.

The hotel is the 50th to join Shamin's portfolio. It opened as a Radisson in 1987, but ownership floundered with debt and it was possessed by the Hampton Economic Development Corp in 2007. Sotherly Hotels purchased the hotel from the HEDC in 2008 for $7.89 million, and invested a further $3.5 million into renovations and a rebranding. The property, along with its on-site parking garage, bottom-rloor retail space and outdoor pedestrian area were recently assessed at a worth of $5.3 million.

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Now the hotel is to be among the first to join Hilton's Tapestry Collection, and will be aided by existing businesses in its retail area such as Bull Island Brewing, which owns a space below the hotel's parking garage.

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