The Forum Hotel Kimpton at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Set to open in spring 2023 on the Grounds of the Darden School, the Forum Hotel Kimpton will reflect the vibrant atmosphere and purpose-driven culture of the Darden community by creating a dynamic meeting place for students, alumni, faculty and guests.

The Forum Hotel will fully embrace the meaning of its moniker to become a place that offers opportunities to connect, reflect and learn together throughout the boutique property. Situated on the Grounds of the Darden School of Business and anchored by a magnificent five-acre arboretum, the hotel will be home to thematic gardens, a pond, a restored stream and walking trails that connect Darden to the UVA School of Law, Rivanna Trail, and the greater University and Charlottesville area. From well-suited interiors, personalized guest service, robust food and beverage programming, and breath-taking indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces — every detail is designed to encourage heartfelt connections within the community.

The unique collaboration between Kimpton, the UVA Darden School Foundation and the generous donations of many philanthropists will make the vision of a completely reimagined boutique hotel and restaurant experience on the Grounds of the Darden School a reality.

Bill Utt (MBA ’84), former chair of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees Grounds, Hospitality and Technology Committee

The new hotel will completely transform how Darden supports the community to ensure it remains a top-ranked business school.

Bill Utt (MBA ’84), former chair of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees Grounds, Hospitality and Technology Committee
Member of the Powered by Purpose Campaign Cabinet
Naming Opportunities
Amount
Featured Spaces
Conference Center for Executive Education and Lifelong Learning $5 million
Hotel Lobby and Bar (The Aspen Bar) – RESERVED $5 million
Arboretum Board Room (The Oak Boardroom) – RESERVED $3 million
L'OrangerieRESERVED $2.5 million
Pub (The Good Sport) – RESERVED $2.5 million
Atrium $2 million
Ballroom (The Grove Ballroom) $2 million
Pub Terrace (Sloney’s Porch) RESERVED $1 million
Left Wing $500,000
Private Meeting Room (The Washington Room) – RESERVED $500,000
Right Wing $500,000
Ballroom Terrace $200,000
Academic Spaces
Naming Opportunities
Amount
Academic Spaces
The Library (The Case Study) – RESERVED $1 million
Tiered Classroom (Socrates Classroom) – RESERVED $750,000
Atrium Wing Lobby (The Agora) $500,000
Flat Classrooms (The Lyceum) $500,000
Flat Classrooms (The Academy) $500,000
Additional Spaces
Naming Opportunities
Amount
Outdoor Spaces
Rooftop Terrace Hospitality Suite (C-Suite) – RESERVED $1 million
International Edibles Garden – RESERVED $250,000
Event and Meeting Spaces
Event Lawn $1 million
Event Terraces (Aspen Terrace) – RESERVED $200,000
Arrival Points
Arboretum Level Lobby and Colonnades $1 million
Bridge Canopy Walk (The Connection Bridge) – RESERVED $500,000
The Foyer $500,000
Hospitality
Wine Cellar (Casa ’88) – RESERVED $500,000
Chandelier $250,000
Hospitality Suite $250,000
Fireplace $100,000
Residential Wing Alcove Lounges (6) $75,000 each
Guest Rooms and Suites
Hotel Suites (11) - 5 RESERVED $200,000 each
Hotel Rooms (188) $25,000 each


*All naming and naming levels subject to UVA approval

For more information on The Forum Hotel Kimpton at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, please contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151.

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