Come Friday afternoon, a new full-service Hilton hotel will open for business in Short Pump. Shamin Hotels broke ground on the property in May of 2008 and Friday at 2:00 p.m., a celebratory flag raising ceremony will officially open the new hotel. The new Hilton Short Pump Hotel & Spa, located in the Towne Center […]
Come Friday afternoon, a new full-service Hilton hotel will open for business in Short Pump. Shamin Hotels broke ground on the property in May of 2008 and Friday at 2:00 p.m., a celebratory flag raising ceremony will officially open the new hotel.
The new Hilton Short Pump Hotel & Spa, located in the Towne Center West development just west of Short Pump Town Center, offers 254 guestrooms and suites and more than 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a grand ballroom that can accommodate more than 1,300 people. The hotel also features the Shula’s America’s Steak House along with the contemporary Aura Spa and Salon.
“We’ll raise the Hilton flag, and officially be open for business at 2 o’clock [Friday],” said Neil Amin, chief executive officer of Shamin Hotels. “This hotel is extremely important to us, not only is it our 36th property, but it’s also our first Hilton, which is a brand of the highest standards. The Hilton Richmond surpasses the criteria needed for Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings. We’ve aimed for perfection.”
The Opening Festivities for the Richmond Hilton Hotel & Spa begins at 11:00 a.m. when the doors are opened to the public for an Open House with tours of the facility, refreshments and door prizes. The Open House will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. The Flag Raising Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Shamin Hotels executive team along with John Carroll, Director of Hilton Brand Assurance, and Brad Bridges Hilton Sr., Quality Auditor, will be present for the celebratory event.
There are several events in December to celebrate the opening of the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa including Breakfast with Santa being held in the Shula’s America’s Steak House on December 12, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Hilton will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party to kick-off 2010 complete with dining, dancing, casino night and a New Year’s Eve countdown with a ball drop.
The full-service restaurant featured at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa is Shula’s America’s Steak House. A fine dining, white tablecloth restaurant, Shula’s steak house is themed after 1972’s Undefeated Miami Dolphins and their “Perfect Season” – the only team in NFL history to finish a season 17 – 0.
Photos and videos from our visit to the Hilton on Thursday as the finishing touches were put on the facility can be seen below.