Welcome to Kalyan Hospitality’s News Page! On this page you will find the latest updates about upcoming projects, events, awards, & Team Member recognition! Check back weekly for the latest news updates!
2021 Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) Hotelier of the Year
It is a pleasure to announce the winner of the VRLTA Hotelier of the Year Award, our very own, NICK PATEL!!!! Nick started his hotelier endeavors in 1997 with a single property and has since grown into a reputable development company with growing hotels. This prestigious award is given annually to recognize an individual’s lifetime achievement in the Hospitality Industry. According to the VRLTA website, the VRLTA was founded in 1993 and was formed to create a singular voice for the Restaurant, Hotel-Lodging, Travel, and Hospitality Suppliers Associations of Virginia. A very warm, heartful congratulations to Mr. Nick Patel. We are honored to be on this journey with you!!
Courtyard by Marriott
Kalyan Hospitality is ecstatic to introduce our upcoming Courtyard by Marriott located in Richmond, Virginia! This property will open in the heart of the newly developing and upcoming Scott’s Addition. The property will feature 128 rooms, an indoor and outdoor Bistro, outdoor bar with plenty of seating to enjoy drinks & appetizers by our cozy firepit. The local area surrounding the hotel features local restaurants, bars, breweries, and shops all within walking distance! This is our first property in the heart of Richmond, we are so excited to be operating in our State Capital. Check out some photos from our construction progress below. We can’t wait to open our doors to the public soon! Check back regularly on our News Page for more information on our opening date.
The Inn at Blackstone Blackstone, Virginia
After overwhelming support from the city, we are proud to announce our newest project- We are converting the Historic Blackstone College for girls in the Blackstone Historic District of Virginia into a premier, unique Boutique Hotel. The building is known as the Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center, established in 1894 as a College for Girls featuring a teacher-training school with enrollment close to 500 persons. Thanks to Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate, the main school expanded with classrooms, dormitories, an indoor pool, gymnasium, and an auditorium until several fires broke out that nearly destroyed the entire structure. The current building designed in 1922, was rebuilt and studies resumed. In 1943, the college suspended operations for the remaining duration of World War II. The school buildings were converted into apartments for the servicemen and their families stationed at nearby Fort Pickett. Classes resumed in 1945, but dwindling enrollment and the Korean War forced the college to close in 1950. In 1955, the site was acquired by the United Methodist Church who converted the facility into a conference center and retreat until it closed in May 2016. This is a significant addition to Kalyan Hospitality, not least because it is the first Boutique Hotel added to the portfolio, but it fulfills an important ambition for owners Nick Patel & Raj Patel who have always cultivated a strong understanding and respect for the communities in which they build. “We are honored at the opportunity to develop a facility that will embrace its history while delivering world-class accommodations here in Blackstone”, said owner Nick Patel. The future hotel will continue to maintain the structural identity and preserve many of the original components of the 1922 building. The historic auditorium and gymnasium will be preserved! Stay tuned to our News page for more updates!
Holiday Inn Express Hopewell, Virginia
Check out Team at our Holiday Inn Express in Hopewell, Virginia! We are so proud to announce that they received a 100 in their Breakfast Service Scores for the entire year AND they had the second highest score in our entire portfolio! This Team consists of reliable, motivated, team oriented, and hard-working people, all lead by Ms. Corin Walker. Who might you ask are the three Breakfast Attendants who ensured the 100 Service Score? That would be Ms. Annette Briggs, Rose Jones, & Pamela Dunt! Show them & the team some love by sharing our news page link!
International Housekeeping Week September 12th-18th 2021
International Housekeeping week is an opportunity for us to take time to say thank you to our valuable team members in the heart of the house. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do everyday. We at Kalyan would like to take this opportunity to recognize how much we appreciate their hard work, dedication, and commitment to helping us create wonderful memories worth sharing for our guests. They are undoubtedly an integral part of our success. Check out some pictures of our amazing Housekeepers from our Fairfield Inn & Holiday Inn Express! Our Holiday Inn Express showed their Housekeeping Team appreciate with a Mop Wig Make Over Contest & Donuts! Fairfield Inn created unique, Housekeeping inspired cakes while enjoying a banquet in our meeting space.