Best Western Mount Vernon, 8751 Richmond Highway, celebrated its grand reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony in its newly remodeled and refurnished lobby completing nearly one year of extensive renovations to the 132 room hotel.
Joining owners Nayan and Chetan Patel and hotel General Manager Kathie Vance for the festivities were Katy Fike, president, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, and Ron Fitzsimmons, representing Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland. Other Chamber members and officers, as well as hotel staff, watched as Vance cut the ceremonial ribbon.
"We have taken pride in our commitment to guest service, comfort and the community. My staff and I strive to provide the very best accommodations for travelers and local corporations. Without the cooperation of my employees, this renovation project would not have been possible," Vance said.
Costing an estimated $1.7 million, the hotel was completely remodeled including new carpeting, air conditioning and heating units, furnishings, lamps, draperies, lines, mattresses and other amenities. Each guest room is equipped with a new micro/frig unit, granite vanity, deluxe shower heads, a quilted duvet, and 27-inch television set.
Fike welcomed the remodeled hotel and its new owners to the Richmond Highway corridor on behalf of the Chamber. Fitzsimmons acknowledged the upgrading is a "welcome change from its former status," praising the new owners for their commitment to the on-going Route 1 revitalization.
"Today's corporate and leisure guests are simply more sophisticated in their requirements. They expect a clean, comfortable room at an affordable price. They also desire modern, aesthetically pleasing furnishings, a convenient work area and enhanced lighting. All these features are incorporated into this remodeled hotel," said Steven Williams, director, Best Western Design.
Conveniently located to access Southeastern Fairfax County's many historical attractions, Old Town Alexandria, and the Nation's Capital, Best Western Mount Vernon offers a complimentary deluxe breakfast, 24 hour fitness center, and meeting space to accommodate up to 180 people. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available to guests throughout the hotel.