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Williamsburg’s Doubletree Hotel gets new owner

The Doubletree, located at 50 Kingsmill Road, will be Shamin Hotel’s 55th hotel. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Shamin Hotels)
The Doubletree at 50 Kingsmill Road be Shamin Hotel’s 55th hotel. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Shamin Hotels)

The largest hotel owner and operator in Virginia has purchased the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg on Kingsmill Road.

Shamin Hotels, of Chester, purchased the hotel on Wednesday, according to a company news release.

The Doubletree, at 50 Kingsmill Road, will be the company’s 55th hotel.

“We are excited to add this beautiful conference property to our portfolio and look forward to becoming a part of the Williamsburg business community.” said Neil Amin, Shamin’s CEO.

The Williamsburg Doubletree has 295 rooms and suites, 437,000 square feet of meeting space and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 people, the company said.

The hotel is close to Busch Gardens, Kingsmill and several golf courses.

Shamin owns, operates and develops hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and InterContinental brands. Its properties span five states.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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