Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village

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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...]

UMW Foundation Releases Preliminary Renderings for Eagle Village Hotel

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Plans are moving forward for the University of Mary Washington Foundation’s construction of a $14 million-plus select-service hotel in the second phase of the Eagle Village mixed-use development across U.S. 1 from the Fredericksburg campus of the University of Mary Washington. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012. The five-story hotel, to be located between Giant Food and the Eagle Village Executive Offices, will feature 93 studio rooms or suites, several meeting and conference rooms for public use, and a 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 addition, the building will house approximately 1,600 square feet of retail space, possibly a day spa, according to Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation and President, Eagle Property Holdings, LLC. Construction will begin when demolition of the shopping center north of Giant is complete. The hotel is expected to open by … [Read more...]

Sweet Frog Frozen-Yogurt Chain to Locate in Eagle Village

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The University of Mary Washington Foundation has announced that Sweet Frog, a popular Richmond-based frozen-yogurt chain, will locate in Eagle Village adjacent to the university. A March opening is planned. “We have long wanted to attract this type of business to Eagle Village due to student and faculty feedback that was collected in the early stages of this project,” said Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation and president of Eagle Property Holdings, LLC. “The frozen-yogurt industry has exploded in the past few years with Sweet Frog, in particular, opening over 50 locations in just the past two years.” Raven Williams, senior sales and development manager for Sweet Frog, said the chain selected the Eagle Village location because of its accessibility and inviting atmosphere. “At Sweet Frog, we want to be more than just a dessert place, we want to be a part of the community and we were impressed with the community feel of Eagle Village,” said Williams. Eagle Village will be … [Read more...]