Hilton Unveils Vibrant New Hotel in the Heart of Norfolk’s Iconic Naval Hub

Hilton Norfolk The Main: A Vessel for the Region’s Modern Social &
Meeting Destination

NORFOLK, Va. & MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doors have opened to Norfolk’s highly-anticipated Hilton
Norfolk The Main
today in the center of the coastal Virginia
destination. Hilton Norfolk The Main adds to the revitalization of
Norfolk – one of the most iconic naval bases in the U.S. with a
burgeoning foodie and art scene at the cornerstone of the city’s
modern-day renaissance. With unparalleled conference space and four
sophisticated restaurants, Hilton’s arrival is redefining meeting and
gathering spaces in the region, cementing the hotel’s status as a
destination in its own right.

Standing 21 stories tall, Hilton Norfolk The Main joins downtown
Norfolk’s skyline of exquisite modern and historic buildings. With a
glass curtain wall, Hilton Norfolk The Main features an astounding
100-foot tall ground floor atrium, seamlessly blending Norfolk’s
metropolitan core with a bright and contemporary interior. From the
atrium, guests can explore everything the property has to offer
including 300 upscale guest rooms, four signature dining experiences, as
well as The Exchange, Norfolk’s largest convention and meeting space.

At Hilton, we are constantly looking to enter destinations that enhance
our guests’ travel experiences, and with Hilton Norfolk The Main’s prime
location in the city, and amenities and services second to none, guests
will immediately feel in the heart of it all,” said Shawn McAteer, vice
president, global brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Hilton
Norfolk The Main is poised to deliver exceptional experiences to all
guests – whether they are in town for business, visiting the world’s
largest naval hub or looking to savor the flourishing craft beer and
food scene.”

Core of the Coastal Community

Located in the heart of downtown, Hilton Norfolk The Main is within
walking distance to more than 50 restaurants, and is in close proximity
to the city’s many art outlets and entertainment venues. Guests will be
able to visit some of Norfolk’s biggest attractions including Nauticus
Maritime Museum, Slover Library, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Half Moone
Cruise Center, MacArthur Center, City Center, Chrysler Museum of Art,
Town Point Park, The Norva, Waterside District, Norfolk Scope, Harbor
Park and many more.

Dining Options That Up the Ante

With four innovative dining experiences unique to the bustling food
scene of Norfolk, guests and locals will be coming back for more:

  • SALTINE: Saltine showcases the region’s finest fresh seafood
    with a design that reflects the region’s history and features areas of
    exposed brick, displaying the integration of the historic Decker
  • GRAIN: Norfolk’s first rooftop beer garden features more
    than 100 local and regional craft beers on tap, regular live
    entertainment and the best views of the Elizabeth River and downtown
  • VARIA: Varia is a sophisticated trattoria-inspired eatery with
    nightly piano entertainment and two hidden dining rooms that guests
    can reserve for more private dining experiences
  • FRUITIVE: Virginia’s first Certified Organic restaurant offers
    a menu that is 100% plant-based and features locally sourced

Home to Virginia’s Largest Hotel Ballroom

For those looking to find a space for every occasion, The Exchange at
Hilton Norfolk The Main boasts 50,000 square feet of high-tech, high
design meeting space, and features 39 different meeting rooms for any
type of event or corporate need. The hotel also includes an innovative
collaboration room, a tiered meeting room, two boardrooms, as well as
state-of-the-art technology from audio/visual equipment to soundproof
rooms. For larger events, Hilton Norfolk The Main houses the largest
hotel ballroom in Virginia with 18,500 square feet of space and the
ability to accommodate 2,200 seated guests. With the magnitude of space
between The Exchange and Hilton Norfolk The Main’s ballroom, the city’s
function offerings have multiplied, furthering Norfolk as a destination
for both business and leisure.

Modern Build and Unmatched Amenities Are a Must (and a Given)

Offering unparalleled service and amenities, the upper floors of Hilton
Norfolk The Main feature 11 suites with sweeping views of both the city
and the Elizabeth River. From the King Suites, which offer larger
accommodations, grand bathrooms and multiple televisions, to the
Presidential Suite, which includes a grand piano and a stately private
dining room accommodating up to eight people, Hilton Norfolk The Main’s
suite experience is only rivaled by its service. On the top floor of the
hotel, business travelers and select leisure guests will experience the
exclusive Executive Club Level accessible only by private elevator key.
The Executive Club features private check-in and checkout, a private
lounge with complimentary breakfast, and guest rooms with upgraded
amenities including dedicated staff 24 hours a day. On the fifth floor,
guests will find a fitness facility and upscale indoor pool.

Hilton Norfolk The Main is a transitional moment for Norfolk, filling a
void in the downtown scene offering both locals and visitors a
comprehensive hospitality experience,” said Gold Key | PHR CEO Bruce
Thompson. “It was important to me, as a Norfolk native, to create a
cultural destination in downtown, one that excites visitors to our great

Hilton Norfolk The Main is part of Hilton Honors®, the
award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel
brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton
channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment
slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points
and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be
found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular
digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton
Honors mobile app
, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose
their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

Hilton Norfolk The Main is owned by Gold Key | PHR and is located at 100
East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. For more information or to
make reservations, please visit Hilton.com
or call +1 757 763 6200.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-resolution images
at news.hilton.com/norfolkthemain.
More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings
is available at news.hilton.com/openings.
To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts
development pipeline, visit news.hilton.com/map.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a
portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties
with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton
is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable
company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every
guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton,
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden
Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2
Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an
award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access
to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows
members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an
exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free
standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for
more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming
the world’s travelers. With 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton
Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel
experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the
flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the
standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services
to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the
award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book
directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant
benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to
choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an
exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free
standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room
selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively
through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com
and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com
or following us on Facebook,
and Instagram.

About Gold Key | PHR

Gold Key | PHR was founded in 1986 by current CEO Bruce L. Thompson in
Virginia Beach, Virginia as a modest hospitality management company.
Today with $500-million in asset value and $170-million in annual
revenue, Gold Key | PHR boasts over 1,300 keys under the Ramada, Hilton
and Marriott flags, multiple award-winning restaurants and is the
state’s largest hospitality employer. Adding to Gold Key | PHR’s list of
noteworthy hospitality brands are two highly anticipated projects, The
Cavalier Hotel, Virginia’s first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel,
and the Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN Hotel and Conference Center both slated
for completion in 2017. Gold Key | PHR is also active in the development
of commercial and luxury residential projects in the mid-Atlantic
region. Gold
Key | PHR


Rachel Kenon
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5333