by Elise Schoening | September 23, 2019
In Virginia, the new Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel is taking shape and is expected to open in March 2020. The 305-room property is on Atlantic Avenue and features waterfront views. 

The hotel aims to attract event planners with 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. Outdoor events can be held on an oceanfront lawn and terrace. 

Guests will enjoy meals at a full-service, seaside restaurant that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to an Asian-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant, Also on-site will be a fitness center and both an indoor and outdoor pool.

The new hotel is part of a $350 million master plan from hospitality management company Gold Key PHR. The goal is to create an all-in-one resort experience in Virginia Beach and includes the Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club, which reopened in 2018 after an extensive four-year renovation, along with Cavalier Residences and 42 Ocean luxury condominiums. An additional hotel and restaurant are expected to open by 2022. 

"Once opened, the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel will be the ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers, offering up modern meeting spaces with some of the most amazing ocean views in the region," said Michael Platt, Gold Key PHR's managing director for the complex. "This property, combined with our Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club, will collectively offer an unparalleled meeting experience and amenities for corporate meetings and retreat functions."