Two years after announcing its plans for a new hotel in Stonebridge, Chamain Hotels is committed to a larger vision.
The home-grown hotelier confirmed this week his plans to build a 250-room Embassy Suites hotel and conference center on a mixed-use development in Chesterfield County. The hotel will be part of a Shamin-led $125 million division that will also include the first phase of an adjacent mixed-use development.
CEO Neil Amin said the hotel is expected to open in the second half of 2022. Construction is expected to take about two years.
The hotel is planned to have 50 more rooms than was announced in 2019, at which time the hotel brand had yet to be revealed. The meeting room measures 25,000 square feet, which is also larger than originally proposed.
“We have decided to scale up the project based on all the positive developments in Chesterfield County. We have added external elements to differentiate this project from others in the area,” Amin said in an email on Monday.
Also new to the project are outdoor amenities such as a resort-style pool with bar, as well as a 10,000-square-foot terrace on the hotel’s second floor that can be converted into an indoor or outdoor setting.
The hotel will have around 150 employees.
In addition to the hotel, Chamin plans to develop an adjacent mixed-use development with 10,000 square feet of retail space and more than 300 apartments. There are plans for a brewery to be a part of it.
“We are currently in discussions with two operators,” Amin said.
The Shamin project will be built on a vacant lot of 14 acres at 100 Stonebridge Plaza Ave. It is owned by Shamin and is located just north of the Richmond Volleyball Club facility in Stonebridge.
Baskerville is the hotel’s architect. The contractor has not yet been selected. Bonaventure is the architect and contractor for apartments. Timmons Group is the civil engineer for the project.
Chamin Hotels owns 66 hotels in five states.
The hotel will rise in the Chesterfield area which has undergone a significant redevelopment with more planning going forward.
Stonebridge, which is itself a mixed-use redevelopment of the Cloverleaf complex, is located across the street from Spring Rock Green, a shopping center that Chesterfield officials plan to redevelop into a mixed-use development. In this new development will be an ice hockey venue, a hotel, retail space and condominiums.
“The project builds on the success of Stonebridge and the momentum we are seeing in this segment
Leslie Haley, Chesterfield’s supervisor, said in a prepared statement. “With the addition of the mixed-use development to the north and the strengthening of the connection with the Boulders, this area is quickly becoming one of the most exciting in the area.”