The Legendary Virginian, Curio by Hilton Hotel Reopens After 40 Years With Riegel Linens
November 6, 2018 11:11am
Following a four-year, $30 million renovation, this historic downtown hotel is topping tables in its ballrooms with Premier Murata Air Jet tablecloths and napkins
[Johnston, S.C.— Nov. 6, 2018] — When the 105-year-old historic Virginian Hotel completed its recent four-year, $30 million renovation, management made sure that only the best linens topped tables in its ballrooms. As the biggest luxury hotel in Lynchburg, Va., General Manager Dennis Marcinik selected Premier Murata Air Jet spun polyester tablecloths and napkins by Riegel. Located at 712 Church St., the Virginian, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, has been a centerpiece of downtown Lynchburg since 1913.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Riegel for nearly 20 years throughout my career at various hotels I’ve managed,” Marcinik said. “The quality of linen, variety of design and impeccable service is why the Virginian reopened with Riegel.
“Here, we do our own in-house laundry and we have our own press,” he said. “The Premier collection is color fast, making it easy to wash and iron each time, every time. Its consistently proving to be a good investment, and our guests just love the color and the way the linens complement each event space. Riegel proves time and again to be a solid partner.”
Premier spun polyester by Riegel is made with Murata Air Jet spun yarn in both warp and weft direction. Like all Riegel products, Premier is made to not only look good, but also to thrive in industrial laundering environments giving users a great return on their investment via long linen life. Riegel's attention to detail in all aspects of manufacturing from raw material to spinning (yarn) to fabric formation (weaving) to colors (dyeing) to final cut and sew is one of many reasons Riegel is celebrating 180 years (1838) in business this year.
Originally opened in 1913 as Lynchburg’s premier grand downtown hotel, the property was closed in 1972. In May, the building was brought back to life, with workers preserving historic features like the classic staircase in the main ballroom and the intricate detail displayed on the pillars and walls. Today, the Virginian is an elevated event experience featuring more than 7,000 square feet of event space for meetings, conferences and receptions. Three F&B areas include the William & Henry Steakhouse, Skyline Grille rooftop dining, and Marigold grab-and-go outlet.
“Prior to the Virginian reopening, I walked the property with the GM to examine the design scheme and identify colors that would work best for the banquet areas and restaurants,” said Riegel VP of Sales Chris Gowdy. “I also had conversations with the catering sales manager and director of sales, and together we looked at the entire food-and-beverage and laundering process. After sending color samples to the team, they determined Champagne to be the main linen color for table cloths and napkins with Black overlays as table accents. It’s the perfect complement to the Villeroy & Boch china used in the banquet space, as it blends well with the charger plates, carpet and overall color scheme of the hotel. We are honored that Riegel is now part of this legendary hotel that has been fully restored to its original grandeur.”
For more information on Riegel products, visit www.riegellinen.com.
Tags: riegel linen,
food & beverage,
The Riegel Consumer Products Division of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. has been making Worry-Free Textiles Since 1838. Our rich heritage and roots in manufacturing ensure that our customers receive both great quality and value. We lead the market in innovations ranging from first to market with new products, technical breakthroughs in fiber formation and color retention and global distribution capabilities. The Riegel name serves as both our division’s name as well as a widely recognized brand in hospitality, linen supply, healthcare and retail sectors. Our name is synonymous with Quality as all industries we service know Riegel products both look great and last a long time. Our products are engineered to thrive in commercial laundering environments giving customers great value. For more information visit http://www.riegellinen.com.
Contact: Gerald Collison
Contact: Barb Worcester
Making Food and Beverage a Focal Point in the Hotel Industry
Managing Beverage Inventory Is a Breeze at the Westin New York Times Square Thanks to Clear Sky Software
The Hotel Holds Promise for Drinking Occasions
Your Wine List Needs Branding Too
From Coffee Grounds on Toast to House Plants as Main Courses, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Reveals the Culinary + Cocktail Trends of Spring 2019
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, and Scheid Family Wines Form Partnership to Create New Signature Brand, “Mō zāik”
Sereno Hotels Appoints Riccardo Ravaglia as F&B Director of Le Sereno St. Barths
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Welcomes Glen Roberts As Executive Chef
Hermitage Hotel Becomes the First Hotel in Nashville to Offer Wine by the Glass With Plum
Patrice Martineau Joins Martha’s Vineyard’s Harbor View Hotel as Executive Chef
Set to Open Summer, Encore Boston Harbor Welcomes Executive Director of Food and Beverage Warren Richards
Four Seasons Resort Lanai Appoints Dan Mizrahi as New Food & Beverage Director
The Adolphus Welcomes Nicholas Katz as General Manager of Food & Beverage
Riegel Linen Setting the Stage for a Fine-Dining Experience at Williamsburg Inn
Promising Food Trends for 2019
The Hidden Benefits of Tasting Events
Hotels Transform Dining Options for Time-Pressed Travelers
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Partners With Plum to Bring On Demand In Room Wine By the Glass to Guests
Dream Hotel Group Appoints Dimitri Mitropoulos as Vice President of Food & Beverage
Brady Linen Services, LLC Installs the InvoTech Laundry System at Its Bahamas Location
Please login or register to post a comment.