by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 01, 2017

Local Update

 Ground was broken in September on an $11.2 million, 109-room Hyatt Place, set to debut in late 2018. The property will be across from the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Meeting Hotels: Group properties in the city include the 295-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa, 173-room Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina and 149-room Hilton Garden Inn Coliseum Central.

To find and compare hotels, and send RFPs, visit

Convention Center: Hampton Roads Convention Center; exhibit space, 320,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 33; (757) 315-1610 or (800) 800-2202

Airport Transit: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, about 11 miles north of Hampton. Transfer cost by taxi, $33

Norfolk International Airport, about 18 miles south of Hampton. Transfer cost by taxi, $51

Taxes: Room tax, 7.5%; sales tax, 7.35%; total tax on hotel rooms, 14.85%

Group Venues:
 Letters and packages came and went at the Historic Post Office from 1914 to 1986. Since then, the space has been reincarnated as a social club, a restaurant and now event space for parties of up to 400 people reception-style, or 250 seated. (757) 848-3885

Head out on the water for fun and sea breezes on the Miss Hampton II. Private two- and three-hour outings are available for up to 115 passengers. (757) 722-9102

Contact: Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau, (800) 800-2202