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Meetings Offer at The Jefferson Hotel
Celebratory savings commemorating the hotel’s 125th anniversary

RICHMOND, VA (September 26, 2019) – The Jefferson Hotel has been hosting memorable meetings since 1895.  Featuring 181 guest rooms and 26,000 square feet of function space, The Jefferson is providing historical savings to planners booking a meeting in 2020 in celebration of the hotel’s 125th anniversary on October 31, 2020.

The 125th Anniversary Meetings Package includes:

  • 15% off best available rates at time of contracting (rates as low as $215 per room, per night are available)
  • $125 per person, per day complete meeting package including meeting room rental, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks each day and a sparkling wine toast served once during the event
  • Complimentary valet parking for overnight guests ($24 value) and self-parking for day attendees ($12 value)
  • One complimentary room night for every 25 actualized
  • SUNDAY ARRIVAL BONUS:  Book peak night arrival on Monday at the package group rate and receive a $125 room rate for all early arrivals on Sunday evening.  A two-night minimum stay is required to receive the $125 room rate. 

Offer valid for meeting dates on Sunday through Thursday between January 1 and December 30, 2020, based upon availability.  Groups must contract a minimum of 10 rooms on peak night to qualify.  Groups with definite contracts over the validity period are not eligible. Meeting space requirements must be commensurate with room block and number of attendees. Audio visual rentals are not included in package price.  Any substitutions or variations to the package inclusions may incur additional charges. Applicable taxes and service charges will apply. 

RFP’s can be submitted at www.jeffersonhotel.com or by calling The Jefferson Hotel sales department at 804-649-4666.  Planners are asked to please mention the 125th Anniversary Meetings Package at the time of inquiry. 

Holidays at THE Jefferson

 

RICHMOND, VA (September 19, 2019) – The 2019 holiday season at The Jefferson Hotel will begin with the 33rd annual Tree Lighting on Monday, December 2. This time-honored event is free to the community.  Musical performances begin at 5:00pm followed by the tree lighting ceremony, featuring the season’s most beloved holiday characters and performers, at 5:35pm. Guests are invited to enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider after the lighting of the tree.

The hotel will be decorated for the season from Monday, December 2, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.  The public spaces of the hotel will be adorned with thousands of twinkle lights, yards of garland and ribbon, dozens of poinsettias and twenty-five decorated trees. The annual gingerbread display in the Palm Court Lobby will be unveiled at the tree lighting ceremony.  Each year the display portrays a classic holiday scene constructed of hundreds of pounds of gingerbread, royal icing and individually placed candies.

Throughout the season, visitors to The Jefferson Hotel can enjoy Music at Midday concerts performed by local musical ensembles in the Rotunda at 12:00pm.

Tuesday, December 3                    Saint Gertrude High School Honors Ensemble

Wednesday, December 4               Manchester High School Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, December 5                   Oak Knoll Middle School Strings

Monday, December 9                     St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s Fifth Grade Strings

Wednesday, December 11              Collegiate School Middle School Fifth and Sixth Grade Strings

Thursday, December 12                 Lee Davis High School Advanced Orchestra

Friday, December 13                      Hanover High School Orchestra

Monday, December 16                   Petersburg Governor’s School     

Wednesday, December 18             Patrick Henry High School Orchestra

Friday, December 20                      Falling Creek Middle School Chorus

Monday, December 23                   Offering

Performances are subject to change.

The hotel’s annual Holidays at The Jefferson and Holiday Bed and Breakfast Packages will be available, based upon availability, from November 17, 2019 through January 5, 2020, excluding December 31, 2019.  

Holidays at The Jefferson Package includes:

  • Grand Premier Room
  • Complimentary valet parking ($24 value)
  • Rates from $245 per room, per night

Holiday Bed and Breakfast Package includes:

  • Grand Premier Room
  • Traditional Southern breakfast for two in the restaurant, including gratuity
  • Complimentary valet parking ($24 value)
  • Rates from $295 per room, per night

Reservations can be made by calling 800-424-8014 or on-line at www.jeffersonhotel.com.   Taxes are not included in the package prices and advance reservations are required.    

For more information about the holiday season at The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com/holidays.

 

Check In for Edward Hopper and The American Hotel
Getaway package to be offered at The Jefferson Hotel

 

RICHMOND, VA (August 28, 2019)Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will premiere at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on October 26 – the only east coast venue for this major loan exhibition.  This collection of the realist paintings by one of the country’s best known 20th-century artists, explores hotel consciousness and cultural landscape through iconic works featuring hotels, motels and other hospitality settings.   The exhibition also includes rarely seen diaries written by Hopper’s wife, Josephine, which were only recently made available to the public.   

In partnership with VMFA, The Jefferson Hotel will offer an Edward Hopper and The American Hotel Package to include a choice of premier or grand premier guest room, traditional Southern breakfast for two, breakfast gratuity, two tickets to VMFA exhibit, valet parking and complimentary transportation to and from VMFA.  Package rates are from $315 per room, per night for two adults.

The package will be valid from October 26, 2019 – February 23, 2020, excluding December 31, 2019, and is subject to availability and to change without notice. Taxes are additional.  Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-424-8014 or on-line at www.jeffersonhotel.com.

ABOUT THE JEFFERSON HOTEL
Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping. The Jefferson is the region’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel and one of only 46 in the United States.  It is a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Legend Collection and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service.  The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Richmond’s most famous Sunday Champagne Brunch.  For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest comprehensive art museums in the United States. VMFA, which opened in 1936, is a state agency and privately endowed educational institution. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, and to encourage the study of the arts. Through the Office of Statewide Partnerships program, the museum offers curated exhibitions, arts-related audiovisual programs, symposia, lectures, conferences, and workshops by visual and performing artists. In addition to presenting a wide array of special exhibitions, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a global collection of art that spans more than 6,000 years. VMFA’s permanent holdings encompass nearly 40,000 artworks, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, the finest collection of Art Nouveau outside of Paris, and one of the nation’s finest collections of American art. VMFA is also home to important collections of Chinese art, English silver, and French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British sporting, and modern and contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan, and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its history.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the only art museum in the United States open 365 days a year with free general admission. For additional information, telephone
804-340-1400 or visit www.VMFA.museum.

SUMMER AT THE JEFFERSON PACKAGE
Historic savings at Richmond’s landmark hotel

RICHMOND, VA (April 10, 2019):  Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been hosting summer vacations.  As it was over a century ago, Richmond is a convenient stopover for those traveling up and down the East Coast. Today, Richmond is also a nationally recognized destination for its robust culinary and craft beer scene, distinctive historical sites, world-class museums and urban outdoor adventure.  The Jefferson, known for its breathtaking public spaces, luxurious accommodations, award-winning service and exceptional dining, offers visitors the unique opportunity to stay at one of the region’s most celebrated landmarks.

Guests staying May 24 through September 15, 2019 can enjoy the Summer at The Jefferson Package including a Grand Premier guest room and valet parking ($20 value).  Rates will start at $225 per room, per night, and represent a savings of up to 50% off regular rates.  Reservations can be made by calling
800-424-8014 or on-line at www.jeffersonhotel.com/packages. Taxes are not included in the price.  Offer is subject to availability and advance reservations are required. 

ABOUT THE JEFFERSON HOTEL

The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping.  It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Legend Collection and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel is a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond award winner for 2019, making The Jefferson Hotel one of just 46 hotels in the United States to simultaneously hold both prestigious designations. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service. The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Sunday Champagne Brunch.  For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com

 

 

The Jefferson Hotel is Winner of Historic Hotels of America 2018 Award of Excellence

RICHMOND, VA (November 2, 2018) – The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia is pleased to announce it has received Best City Center Historic Hotel from Historic Hotels of America at the 2018 Awards of Excellence. The 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner took place at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday, November 1.  Awards were presented to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels around the world.

The Jefferson Hotel is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

“Congratulations to the owners, leadership, and associates of The Jefferson. The Jefferson is the grandest hotel in Richmond and one of the finest hotels in the United States, if not the world,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.  “Guests can discover and experience breathtaking architecture, extraordinary dining, impeccable service, and nearly 125 years of history at this legendary hotel.”

Each year, these Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor, encourage, and recognize the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices. The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories.

“We are proud to share this award with our team members, ownership, and the Richmond community as a testament to their commitment and support,” said Joseph Longo, Managing Director of The Jefferson Hotel.  “This honor was made even more special after celebrating The Jefferson’s 123rd birthday on Wednesday.” 

About Historic Hotels of America®

Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org

About The Jefferson Hotel

Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping. It is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America and a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Legend Collection. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service. The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Richmond’s most famous Sunday Champagne Brunch. For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit jeffersonhotel.com.

 

 

 

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Holidays at The Jefferson Package

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Rates from $245

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Package

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Valentine's Day Package

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The Jefferson Hotel will be without power on Thursday, October 31st from 12:00 AM - 4:00 AM due to a power company mandated shutdown for equipment replacement. Guests staying the evening of Wednesday, October 30th will be provided with battery-operated lanterns to use in their rooms. We apologize for this inconvenience.