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A quick look at Richmond

Courtesy Richmond Region Tourism

Richmond Region Tourism
401 North Third St.
Richmond, VA 23219

What’s new: The Greater Richmond Convention Center has new carpet and will soon have keypad access to meeting rooms and bleachers for sporting events. The Richmond Marriott and the Omni plan to renovate their meeting space in 2014. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened a 165,000-square-foot wing in 2010, adding restaurants and event space. The John Marshall Hotel, which reopened as an apartment building in 2011, also has event space. Four limited-service hotels are planned for downtown in 2014-15.

Location: Richmond is two hours south of Washington, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Interstates 95 and 64 intersect in the city.

Rooms: There are more than 18,000 hotel rooms in Greater Richmond. Of those, 3,400 are in the city of Richmond; 700 of those are adjacent to the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Getting there: Richmond International Airport is about 15 minutes from downtown Richmond. Eight major airlines offer nearly 200 daily nonstop flights. A shuttle or a taxi to downtown hotels costs about $30. Amtrak service is available from major cities.