Charlottesville, Virginia Keswick Hall & Golf Club – the celebrated 600-acre luxury resort – will begin a major renovation of its Forbes Five-Star 48-room hotel owned by Robert and Molly Hardie (H7 Holdings LLC) in early January 2018.

The project includes comprehensive reconstruction of the building’s interior and foundation as well as a floor-to-ceiling makeover of all hotel rooms and suites, public spaces, meeting facilities and food and beverage outlets. Once completed, the overall goal of the improvements is to preserve the integrity of the elegant structure and provide an even more luxurious setting for Keswick Hall’s guests to savor a true world-class experience.

During the renovation, the resort’s acclaimed golf course, Full Cry at Keswick Golf Club, will remain open, as will the golf clubhouse with its Club Grill restaurant, spa, fitness center, driving range and members’ pool. Additionally, unaffected will be the property’s full-service pavilion pool and tennis facilities. The hotel is scheduled to reopen in Spring 2019.

Global design firm Hart Howerton will oversee the project. Headquartered in New York and San Francisco, the firm’s practice is designing complete environments – exceptional buildings, communities and places – in special situations where a unique historic or natural environment requires an especially thoughtful and innovative solution.

Hart Howerton has helped shape legacy clubs and resorts in some of the world’s most celebrated places including South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff; Jupiter Island Club in Hobe Sound, Fla.; The Island House in Nassau, The Bahamas; Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, Calif.; and the recent award-winning renovation of The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia.

“It’s truly an honor for us to be the guardian of such a beautiful building that now needs to be modernized to remain at the forefront of premier luxury resorts in the U.S.,” says John Trevenen, General Manager. “The hotel has long been the centerpiece of this incredible property and we look forward to our members, guests and staff enjoying the results of the renovation for years to come.”

“Keswick Hall is a special place,” says Hart Howerton CEO, Jim Tinson.  “It is a privilege for us to be a part of its stewardship and to help extend its unique history and traditions to future guests and members.”

For more information on Keswick Hall & Golf Club visit www.keswick.com or call 434.979.3440.

About Keswick Hall & Golf Club

Set in the historic hunt and wine country of central Virginia, Keswick Hall & Golf Club is a 600-acre boutique resort featuring 48 private guest rooms. The resort has received the Forbes Five-Star Award for its exceptional level of luxury and service every year since 2015.

A full complement of amenities and activities are available to guests, including: golf, tennis, three swimming pools, croquet, on-site vineyard, garden / historic tours and spa. Off-site excursions include wine tasting, Presidential home visits, University of Virginia tours, clay shooting and more.

The resort’s Pete Dye-designed course, Full Cry at Keswick Golf Club, is currently ranked No. 45 in Golfweek’s prestigious “Best Resort Courses” list for 2017 after debuting at No. 47 in 2016. The layout is also ranked No. 3 in Golfweek’s 2016 list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Virginia and was named one of Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses” in the U.S.

Keswick Hall & Golf Club – centrally located — is an easy two-hour drive from the Washington D.C. metro area and just over three hours from Baltimore and 3.5 hours from Raleigh, N.C. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is 30 minutes away. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is an easy 60-minute drive.