The historic Keswick Hall will reopen in the fall of 2020 after being expanded to increase accommodations at the Charlottesville, Va. property, which also includes the Pete Dye-designed “Full Cry” golf course, to 80 guestrooms. A signature restaurant helmed by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten with over 200 seats, and a new infinity pool and pavilion with “hammerhead” design, will also be part of the upgrade.
After a lengthy renovation, the historic Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Va., is set to reopen in fall 2020 with a new look, Hotel Management reported.
The hotel, parts of which were built over 100 years ago, is part of a resort and golf club property that includes the Pete Dye-designed golf course, Full Cry at Keswick Golf Club, that has remained open during the hotel renovation, along with the golf clubhouse and its Club Grill restaurant, the spa, fitness center, driving range, members’ full-service pavilion pool and tennis facilities.
C+RB reported on the plans for hotel renovation in November 2017 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/keswick-hall-gc-close-hotel-renovation/). At that time, the project was expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.
Through the project, the entire property has been expanded and updated with a new guest wing that will increase the number of accommodations to 80 guestrooms and the addition of a new infinity pool, cabanas and reimagined resort grounds, Hotel Management reported.
The signature restaurant on property will be helmed by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, overseeing his first Virginia restaurant. With 130 indoor seats, 20 bar seats and 70 outdoor seats, the new space will have white tiled and wooden floors, custom-designed light fixtures from L’Observatoire International, a ceramic-face bar, a stone fireplace and an outside area, Hotel Management reported.
For other outdoor experiences, landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz is creating walking paths and resort grounds that reflect the native Virginia landscape, Hotel Management reported. The infinity pool will be the focal point of Keswick Hall’s new pool pavilion and cabanas. The pavilion will have a “hammerhead” design that will allow for more guests to use the space.
Guest accommodations will feature four signature suites, including a two-bedroom presidential suite, Hotel Management reported. All guestrooms will have light woods, furniture with classic upholstery, beds with Duxiana mattresses and red-flower bathroom amenities with a customized scent exclusive to the property.
In-room technology will include smart TVs and Lutron lighting that let guests personalize the room’s privacy settings with the touch of a button, Hotel Management reported. The walls will be decorated with photography that captures the neighboring farms and countryside.