Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village


The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg will open on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Eagle Village mixed-use development located across from the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. 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 … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg Names General Manager

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The University of Mary Washington Foundation and Interstate Hotels & Resorts have appointed James A. Fournier as general manager for the 93-room Hyatt Place Fredericksburg hotel currently under construction. … [Read more...]

City of Fredericksburg, UMW Foundation Awarded Statewide Honor for Eagle Village Hotel

An architect's rendering of the Hyatt Place at Eagle Village

The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington Foundation received a statewide 2013 Community Economic Development Award at the Virginia Economic Development Association’s spring conference on Friday, March 29, in Charlottesville. … [Read more...]

UMW Foundation Marks Start of Hotel Construction

Members of the UMW Board of Visitors celebrated the groundbreaking of the Hyatt Place hotel at Eagle Village

The University of Mary Washington Foundation commemorated the beginning of construction on the five-story Hyatt Place hotel at a groundbreaking ceremony in the Eagle Village mixed-use development on Friday, September 21. The foundation also celebrated the recent completion of Eagle Village Drive, a pedestrian and vehicular connection between the development and Mary Washington Hospital. “Eagle Village, from day one, has always represented the very essence of urban renewal and economic revitalization and how a university and a community can come together to initiate positive change in a neighborhood,” Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation, told a group of more than 100 gathered for the event. “The addition of this connector drive and a first-class hotel are just the latest pieces in this rather large and complex development puzzle.” Pamela J. White, rector for the UMW Board of Visitors, told guests that the new hotel and the Eagle Village complex provide a dramatic example … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place Construction Underway

An architect's rendering of the Hyatt Place at Eagle Village

Preparation of the construction site and fencing began the week of July 9 in the vacant retail space between the University of Mary Washington Foundation’s Eagle Village complex and Giant Food, to allow for construction of the new Hyatt Place hotel. The hotel will be located in the second phase of the Eagle Village mixed-use development adjacent to UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. The work started the third week of July and will continue through mid August. During that period, lanes may be re-routed around the building on a day-to-day basis, but no major roadway closures are expected, according to Jeff Rountree, chief executive officer for the UMW Foundation. The five-story, 66,500-square-foot hotel is scheduled to open its doors by fall 2013. The hotel will include 93 studio rooms or suites, several meeting and conference rooms for public rent and 24-hour food and beverage service for guests. The 66,500-square-foot facility also will include an indoor pool and a fitness center. In … [Read more...]