I am not on a press trip, nor am I traveling on assignment. I am in Richmond, VA for my cousin's wedding and it just so happens she and her husband made the wise decision to book rooms at The Jefferson Hotel for their guests. My wife and I are currently staying in Room #248, an Executive Suite, and are having a hard time leaving the room to check out the historical elements of Richmond because the suite is too cozy and elegant. See for yourself in the video below:
I'll share more about the property later, including some footage of the Rotunda, the entrance, the Palm Court, and Lamaire Restaurant, but had to take note of the client service the hotel provides. Unaware that I'm a journalist who will be reviewing the property, the staff has been as cordial as you would expect a southern gentleman or lady to act. From the concierge to the turn-down service, all interaction with employees has been nothing but high class.
A nice touch: the hotel wants to spoil you as much as possible with its car service. Last night, instead of leaving my wife and I to find our way to a local club for the rehearsal dinner, the concierge insisted the hotel's driver take us to where we were going before picking us up later. We already took advantage of this free service this morning when getting breakfast and taking a brief tour of some of Richmond's sites. We knew to bring the umbrella provided by the room when taking a walk thanks to the direct weather report we received under our door last night.
Cool aspect: The U.S. Supercar Tour selected the property as one spot for a stop to provide guests the opportunity to drive a Ferrari, Audi, Cobra, Porsche, Lamborghini and other sports cars for 30 minutes each (for about $1,000 and change). The tour is making stops across the country, and it says something that they picked The Jefferson Hotel.
I'll be sharing more about the property later. Until then, check out these summer and autumn deals below that may interest your clients: