US: Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia’s boutique hotel has announced plans for expansion into neighbouring Charlottesville.
“As Charlottesville continues to evolve and flourish, the new Quirk property will fill a growing demand in the historic city and allow guests an opportunity to experience the Southern charm and bright ambience currently available to visitors and residents of Richmond,” the company says.
Known for transforming a historic J.B. Mosby & Co. department store into the original Quirk Hotel, owners Ted and Katie Ukrop will “combine inspiration and passion from the Richmond location with the culture and creativity of the new Charlottesville home for a unique and welcoming concept”.
“We are very pleased, that after hard work and dedication, we are able to bring the Quirk inspiration to a new market,” said Ted Ukrop. “Charlottesville is a wonderful town with wonderful people, and we hope Quirk Charlottesville will become a home away from home for Charlottesville visitors, and a place to drink, dine, and relax for residents.”
Quirk Charlottesville will be located at 501 West Main Street, in the heart of downtown. While design plans are still being finalised, the Ukrops look to incorporate the two historic buildings that are currently on the property directly into the 78-room hotel design. The property will include a 360-degree rooftop bar, meeting space, and banquet space. Quirk Charlottesville will also bring chef David Dunlap from Richmond’s Maple & Pine to develop and execute the menu at the hotel’s on-site restaurant.
Construction on the new property is scheduled to begin in early 2018, with an opening date to be set for mid-2019.