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.
“ The new hotel will completely transform how Darden supports the community to ensure it remains a top-ranked business school. ”
|Conference Center for Executive Education and Lifelong Learning||$5 million|
|Hotel Lobby and Bar (The Aspen Bar) – RESERVED|
|Arboretum Board Room (The Oak Boardroom) – RESERVED|
|L'Orangerie – RESERVED|
|Pub (The Good Sport) – RESERVED|
|Ballroom (The Grove Ballroom)||$2 million|
|Pub Terrace (Sloney’s Porch) – RESERVED|
|Private Meeting Room (The Washington Room) – RESERVED|
|The Library (The Case Study) – RESERVED|
|Tiered Classroom (Socrates Classroom) – RESERVED|
|Atrium Wing Lobby (The Agora)||$500,000|
|Flat Classrooms (The Lyceum)||$500,000|
|Flat Classrooms (The Academy)||$500,000|
|Rooftop Terrace Hospitality Suite (C-Suite) – RESERVED|
|International Edibles Garden – RESERVED|
|Event and Meeting Spaces|
|Event Lawn||$1 million|
|Event Terraces (Aspen Terrace) – RESERVED||$200,000|
|Arboretum Level Lobby and Colonnades||$1 million|
|Bridge Canopy Walk (The Connection Bridge) – RESERVED|
|Wine Cellar (Casa ’88) – RESERVED|
|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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