The hotel, built by the UMW Foundation, is the first boutique hotel of its kind serving the university, downtown Fredericksburg and the Mary Washington Health System, according to Jim Fournier, general manager of the hotel.
“Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at Mary Washington is located in a very desirable and historic area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” Fournier said.
The 93-room, five-story hotel blends historical and modern elements, and features 89 studios and three executive suites and one presidential suite. The facility also houses an indoor heated salt-water pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, an exterior courtyard with a fountain and fire pit bars, a gallery lobby with 24-hour food and beverage service, and 1,400 square feet of retail space.
The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg began accepting reservations earlier this month and already has booked events, including weddings, reunions and meetings for associations and university-affiliated groups.
Jeff Rountree, chief executive officer for the UMW Foundation, said the new hotel will bring additional meeting space, first-class lodging and new jobs to the area. The hotel is owned by the UMW Foundation and will be managed by Interstate Hotel and Resorts.
“By partnering with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, the UMW Foundation is bringing one of the most iconic symbols of hospitality to our region,” Rountree said.
The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg is the first project to benefit from the commonwealth’s new Virginia Tourism Development Financing program, which provides economic incentives to developers of projects that benefit tourism.
For reservations or more information about the Hyatt Place Fredericksburg, call (540) 654-3333 or email the hotel at Hyattplacefredericksburg.com.