RICHMOND, VIRGINIA PROPERTY EST. 1895 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Opened on Halloween 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is the creation of Major Lewis Ginter, a Richmond businessman and philanthropist. His dream was to build one of the finest hotels in America for visitors to Central Virginia. Major Ginter found inspiration for his structure in both the Beaux-Arts and Renaissance Revival styles during his extensive travels abroad. To honor Ginter’s hero, President Thomas Jefferson, the hotel was aptly named and has since hosted no less than 13 U.S. presidents. Magnificently restored and recently renovated, the hotel continues to fulfill Ginter’s vision to be known for breathtaking public spaces, luxurious accommodations, exceptional dining, flawless special events, and genuine, friendly service. Alligators lived in marble ponds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue in the Palm Court lobby until 1948. ORIGINAL HOTEL LUXURIOUS SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR BEAUX-ARTS AMENITIES 166 guestrooms and 15 suites. Each of the hotel’s spacious, newly constructed rooms features a luxurious marbled bath with soaking tub, walk-in shower, dual vanity, a television in the mirror, and an adjoining dressing area. Guests enjoy complimentary full-service fitness center, indoor pool, Wi-Fi, downtown transportation, and evening turndown service. Salon, florist, gift shop, and home and garden boutique. DINING TJ’s Restaurant is a Southern bistro with a relaxed ambiance. Lemaire Restaurant, a new American dining experience, features the bounty of Virginia, handcrafted cocktails, and an innovative wine list. Sunday Champagne brunch and 24-hour room service are available. LOCATION In the heart of historic downtown Richmond, The Jefferson is convenient to the financial and museum districts and the city’s most popular restaurants and breweries, entertainment venues, shopping, historic sites, and outdoor adventure on the James River. Ten blocks from I-95/I-64. Richmond Int’l Airport: 9 miles, 15 minutes. 101 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220 T 804.788.8000
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