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  • The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.

  • From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night.  A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.

  • The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.

  • When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.

  • In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.

  • The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).

  • Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby.  Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets.  As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson.  Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!

  • Twelve US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.) and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.

  • Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel. 

  • Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.

  • Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.

  • The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion.  In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones.  He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.

  • The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.

  • The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.

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Á LA CARTE ADDITIONS


Freshly Baked Mufins, Mini Bundt Cakes and Danish
$36 per dozen

Coffee Cakes and Nut Breads
$34 per dozen

Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese
$42 per dozen

Uptown Bakery Doughnuts
$34 per dozen

Whole or Sliced Fresh Fruit
$6 per guest

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
$30 per dozen

Sausage or Ham Biscuits
$36 per dozen

Chicken Biscuits with Honey and Hot Sauce
$40 per dozen

Smoked Salmon, Chive Cream Cheese and Bagels
$12 per serving

Assorted Meats, Cheeses, and choice of Deviled or Hard Boiled Eggs
$10 per guest

Individual Fruit Yogurts
$3.50 each

Individual Flavored Greek Yogurts
$30 per half dozen

Granola Bar or Cereal Bar
$3.50 each

Finger Sandwiches
$22 per dozen

Pita Chips and Hummus
$27 per bowl

Tortilla Chips and Salsa
$27 per bowl

Flavored Popcorn
$15 per bowl

Virginia Peanuts
$32 per bowl

Mixed Nuts
$42 per bowl

Assorted Bags of Chips and Pretzels
$36 per dozen

Bar Mix, Chex Mix or Trail Mix
$28 per bowl

Individual Bags of Terra Chips
$4 per bag

Individual Bags of White Cheddar Popcorn
$5 per bag

Individual Bags of Potato Chips or Pretzels
$3 per bag

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Petit Fours and Tartlettes
$30 per dozen

Giant Cookies
Milk Chocolate Heath Bar, Macadamia Nut White Chocolate,
and Lemon Shortbread Cookies
$36 per dozen

Fudge Brownies
$30 per dozen

Powerbars
$7.25 each

Ice Cream Bars
$4.50 each

Fun Size Candy Bars
$22 per dozen

Á LA CARTE REFRESHMENTS

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea
$55 per gallon

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
$23 per carafe

Assorted Chilled Juices
$17 per carafe

Individual Gourmet Juices
$6 each

Assorted Soft Drinks
$3.50 each

Still Mineral Waters
$3.50 each

Perrier Sparkling Water
$5 each

Lemon or Lime Perrier
$5 each

Starbucks Double Shots
$8.50 each

IBC Root Beer
$4 each

Fruit 66 Sparkling Juices (8 oz. Choice of two flavors)
Apple Berry, Passion Fruit /Mango, or Strawberry Kiwi
$4 each

Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull
$8 each

Gatorade, G2 or Powerade
$4.50 each

IBC Root Beer
$4 each

All Natural Maine Root Sodas
Blueberry or Gingerbrew
$6 each

Choice of Infused Waters
Ginger, Orange, Cranberry;
 or Blueberry, Star Anise, Mint
$22 per gallon