Shamin News

  • February 14, 2020
    The Purnima Amin Scholarship for Passionate Service

    Every year, Shamin Hotels awards the Purnima Amin Scholarship for Passionate Service to graduating high schools seniors who has a parent(s) currently an associate of the company. . They must exhibit academic potential, provide examples of how they have contributed to the betterment of their communities, and complete an essay based on how they have invested in

  • February 14, 2020
    Outside our Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, The Polar Plunge Raises Money for Special Olympics Virginia

    For those that missed it, the Polar Plunge 2020 happened this past weekend outside of our Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. The event raises money for Special Olympics Virginia to provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 25,000 athletes

  • February 04, 2020
    Shamin Hotels Progresses into 2020

    City-Bound Hotelier Finishes Projects, Starts Others by Jonathan Spiers of Richmond Bizsense As it prepares to relocate its headquarters to the city, the area’s largest hotel operator is wrapping up a number of projects while setting the stage for more. Chester-based Shamin Hotels, which purchased and is planning to move its HQ to the downtown

  • January 24, 2020
    Shamin Hotels Announces the Acquisition of Hyatt Place Richmond Chester

    Shamin Hotels is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hyatt Place Richmond Chester in Chester, VA.   “We are proud to announce and welcome the Hyatt Place Richmond Chester as the 60th hotel to join our hotel portfolio. It is exciting to have this recently renovated Hyatt Place added to our growing portfolio of

  • January 22, 2020
    Shamin Outgrows Chester, Buys A City Block

    Four decades after its founding, the region’s dominant hospitality company has outgrown its humble Chester roots and become a major player in downtown Richmond. Shamin Hotels, which earlier this month finalized the purchase of the Richmond Times-Dispatch building and an adjoining Franklin Street parking garage, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters there later this year.

  • January 16, 2020
    The Shamin Holiday Party 2019

    It has been a busy month here at Shamin Hotels but we finally finished processing all the photos from the holiday party. It is always a lot of fun having everyone together over the holiday at our DoubleTree Midlothian. Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate with us and/or volunteered! See the full

  • January 13, 2020
    The Daily Press Loves The Igloos Atop Our Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    Thank you to the Daily Press for this nice writeup on our new igloos on top of our Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Sky Bar. Great idea Carlene! Original article can be found here: http://bit.ly/30gTPfL Turning Tables: Cocktails offered from rooftop igloos atop Oceanfront Hilton Experiencing the energy and mysticism of the Northern Lights from the comfort of a fully

  • January 07, 2020
    Meet Our Team at The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    “Many companies say their people are the key to their success and in hospitality, it really is all about the culture we create by having associates that truly care about serving others and going that extra step to make guests feel at home,” says Craig Stechman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shamin Hotels.

  • January 03, 2020
    We Have A New Corporate Office

    Times-Dispatch building in downtown Richmond sold; newspaper to remain as tenant The Richmond Times-Dispatch building in downtown Richmond has been sold to the region’s largest hotel operator. Shamin Hotels bought the four-story building at 300 E. Franklin St. and the adjoining 699-space parking deck, the companies announced Thursday. Shamin plans to move its corporate headquarters

  • December 19, 2019
    Introducing The New Sheraton Richmond Airport Hotel

    Shamin Hotels is proud to announce the opening of their new Sheraton Richmond Airport Hotel. It is the only full-service Sheraton in the Richmond market and the closest hotel to the Richmond International Airport located at the airport’s entrance. “We are elated with the result of our new Sheraton Richmond Airport hotel and proud to

  • December 09, 2019
    Mr. Mark Yardis is Recognized by the Virginia Society of Association Executives 

    Last Friday, Shamin Hotels VP of Operations Mr. Mark Yardis was presented the Career Service Award at the Virginia Society of Association Executives 2019 Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction at our Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump. Over his career, Mark has mentored so many successful people in hospitality, provided exceptional service for guests, and has lead our

  • December 05, 2019
    Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump Turns 10!

    Consistently rated one of the top Hilton properties in the country, our Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump is crossing into the next decade in style. Congratulations to GM Steve Kendall, Director of Sales Bob Hudson and the entire team for an amazing 10 years!  

  • November 15, 2019
    Rebkee, Shamin Pitch Virginia Center Commons for Arena-Anchored Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    One of the developers behind the mixed-use conversion of Regency Square is teaming up with the region’s largest hotel operator on a comparable redevelopment of another struggling mall – in a public-private project that would be anchored by a sought-after arena for Henrico County. The Rebkee Co. and Shamin Hotels are proposing Virginia Center Commons

  • November 07, 2019
    Shamin Hotels and The River’s Bend Easement

    Labeled a ‘success story’ in the latest Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Report — Shamin Hotels has placed 180 acres at River’s Bend into a conservation easement with Capital Region Land Conservancy to protect the wetlands, James River views, and shoreline from development while keeping the land open to the public for generations. In addition, the property connects and/or

  • October 28, 2019
    Shamin Hotels Ranked 13th Largest Owner & Developer Nationwide

    According to Hotelbusiness.com‘s 2019 annual ranking, Shamin Hotels is recognized as the 13th largest owner & developer nationwide with 8221 rooms and 59 hotels. Our company has continued to move up the listing after placing 16th nationwide last year. In addition, we continue to be Virginia’s largest hotel ownership group. Thank you to all the Shamin Hotels associates

  • October 22, 2019
    Our Favorite Photos from the Shamin Summer Festival 2019!

    On a beautiful late summer day at Maymont, we had a great time. Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate!     

  • August 09, 2019
    “The Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shamin Shades”

    Congratulations to our first class to graduate from the Shamin College Program last night. We celebrated our interns successful completion of the program last night at our Kabana Rooftop with delicious food, mocktails and salsa lessons. PHOTO 1: Our College Program Graduates Row 1: Morgan Allsbrook, Longwood University; Vicky Garcia Velarde, Reynolds Community College; Michelle

  • July 19, 2019
    #VBSTRONG

    A message from Mr. Amin, CEO of Shamin Hotels Recently, Mayor Robert M ‘Bobby’ Dyer sent Shamin Hotels a thank you letter for our support in the aftermath of the Virginia Beach tragedy. I want to take this opportunity to thank the mayor and his staff for his leadership during these trying times and to

  • June 24, 2019
    P.C. Amin, Co-Founder of Shamin Hotels, Named Business Person of the Year

    Co-founder of Shamin Hotels, P.C. Amin, has been named the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year by the Chester Business Association. The presentation took place on June 20 at the CBA’s annual cookout held at the home of Jim and Robin Daniels. CBA President Elliott Fausz, along with CBA members George Emerson, Carrie Coyner, Sam

  • June 11, 2019
    Shamin Hotels Investing in Chesterfield County for New Hotels and Conference Center

    Yesterday at the Chesterfield Business Growth: 2019 and Beyond Breakfast, Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin announced a once-in-lifetime project that is a major step into the future of the company. The following press release is from Chesterfield Economic Development. SHAMIN HOTELS INVESTING $125,000,000 IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR NEW HOTELS AND CONFERENCE CENTER Shamin Hotels, Inc.,

  • June 07, 2019
    The Shamin Team at the Sports Backers Anthem Corporate Run

    The Sports Backers Anthem Corporate Run was last night with Shamin Hotels taking 1st Place Coeds in the Sales, Retail and Hospitality division. Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and our HR Team for getting everyone organized. You can see the full results HERE

  • May 25, 2019
    Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump Recognized for Continued Excellence

    Shamin Hotels is pleased to announce that their AAA Four Diamond Rated Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump has been recognized by Hilton for its continued excellence. The hotel has now been awarded the highly regarded ‘Make It Right’ Highest SALT Score Award from Hilton Hotels & Resorts in both 2018 and 2016. “The team

  • May 14, 2019
    The Shamin Hotel Awards 2018

    Last week, the Shamin Hotels Awards for 2018 were held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump to recognize the very best of our associates and their teams. A total of 50 individuals and their properties were recognized for their contributions to our company culture and values. We would like to say

  • May 12, 2019
    History, Culture Draw Tourists, Feed Economy

    Chairman of the Richmond Region Tourism Board of Directors and Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin had a few thoughts to share with the readership of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was selected correspondent of the day. http://bit.ly/2PYtvSB History, Culture Draw Tourists, Feed Economy Editor, Times-Dispatch: Communities and destinations throughout the country this week are commemorating National

  • March 15, 2019
    Shamin Hotels Acquires the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel by Marriott

    Shamin Hotels of Chester, VA is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. “We are proud to announce and welcome the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel by Marriott as the 59th hotel to join our hotel portfolio. It is exciting to have the Sheraton added to

  • March 04, 2019
    DoubleTree Richmond Airport is Now Open!

    “I am happy to report that DoubleTree Richmond Airport is now open! I would like to congratulate Billie & Jessie ( F&B Manager) for making this happen. They have worked tirelessly for the last 6 months getting things completed. Thank you Billie, we couldn’t have done this without you. Great job in leading the team

  • February 26, 2019
    A C-Suite Conversation with CEO Neil Amin

    “Over time you realize there’s very few problems that are really serious problems. There are setbacks but you can always recover from them.” CEO Neil Amin at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business’s C-Suite Conversation discusses his ideas on leadership, management and the future of the company.

  • December 19, 2018
    Shamin Hotels Announces the Opening of the Fully Renovated Delta Hotel by Marriott Norfolk Airport

    Shamin Hotels of Chester, VA is pleased to announce the grand opening of an exciting new Delta Hotels by Marriott serving Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. “We are excited to welcome the Delta Hotels by Marriott into our growing hotel portfolio and offer a stylish new lodging option to travelers in the Norfolk market” says Neil Amin,

  • October 07, 2018
    Shamin Hotels Family Appreciation Day 2018

    Some wonderful memories from the 4th Annual Shamin Hotels Family Appreciation Day. Thank you to our 3,000+ team of hard working associates and their families for taking care of our guests and our communities!

  • September 05, 2018
    Chester-based Shamin buys two Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotels; deal also includes Neptune’s Park

    Shamin Hotels, the Richmond region’s largest hotel operator, bought two hotel properties along the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. The Chester-based company acquired the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The purchase also included Neptune’s Park, a half-acre grassy beachfront area next to the Hilton hotel that frequently has live

  • July 25, 2018
    Shamin Hotels Buys Into Charlottesville

    Richmond’s largest privately held hotelier has made a move into UVA territory. Chester-based Shamin Hotels recently purchased the 170-room Holiday Inn at 1901 N. Emmet St. in Charlottesville. While Charlottesville records show the company paid $9.3 million for the property in early May, Shamin’s Jay Shah said the acquisition price was considerably more than that,

  • April 26, 2018
    Shamin Hotels acquires Doubletree by Hilton in Williamsburg

    Shamin Hotels has acquired its 55th hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton in Williamsburg. The Chester-based hotel owner and operator said it purchased the property for an undisclosed price on April 25. “We are excited to add this beautiful conference property to our portfolio and look forward to becoming a part of the Williamsburg business community,”

  • March 18, 2018
    Shamin Hotels Expands to Big Apple, Rocky Mountains

    One of the Richmond market’s largest hoteliers has dropped nearly $44 million to expand its holdings farther beyond its home town, reports RichmondBizSense.com. Chester-based Shamin Hotels in recent weeks acquired two hotels: an 81-room Hampton Inn in New York City, and a 210-room Best Western Plus in Longmont, Colorado. CEO Neil Amin said the firm

  • February 23, 2018
    Donation to Create Speaker Series, Transform Robotics at Richmond’s Maggie Walker Governor’s School

    The largest donation in the history of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will help create a new speaker series and transform robotics at the Richmond school. Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin and his wife, Amishi, have given $100,000 to the school at 1000 N. Lombardy St. The donation will create the Shamin Hotels Speaker

  • January 04, 2018
    Hotel Owner Offers Rooms at No Charge to Creighton Court Residents in Buildings Without Working Furnaces

    A local hotel owner offered free rooms Thursday to about 50 families living in Creighton Court apartments with broken heating systems.The donation by Shamin Hotels, the region’s largest hotel operator, prompted the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority to announce it was working to move residents out of the affected buildings by the end of the

  • February 07, 2017
    Shamin Hotels buys Downtown Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina and Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotels

    Shamin Hotels has bought a hotel in downtown Hampton that will be rebranded as one of the first in the country to operate under Hilton hotel’s new Tapestry name and concept. Buying the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel also marks the 50th property owned by the Chester-based company, which started in 1979 and has grown

  • February 03, 2017
    Portsmouth Mayor Sees “Explosion of Life” from New Owners of Renaissance Hotel

    Positive changes appear to be coming for The Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. The downtown landmark built in 2001 has a new owner. The 17-story, 249-room hotel and conference center overlooking the Elizabeth River and downtown Norfolk was purchased by Shamin Hotels on Feb. 1. Neil Amin, CEO of Shamin, said his company bought the hotel

  • May 14, 2016
    Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens Bought

    Chester, Virginia-based Shamin Hotels paid $13.6 million for a Doubletree by Hilton in Palm Beach Gardens. Records show a Shamin affiliate spent nearly $49,000 a room on the 279-key hotel at 4431 PGA Boulevard. The seller is BACM 2006 2 Hotel at Palm Beach Gardens LLC, a CMBS trust managed by U.S. Bank. The trust

  • January 16, 2016
    New Hotels Opening in Former Office Tower on Main Street

    Neil Amin is making his mark on the downtown Richmond hotel scene this week. His Shamin Hotels, the region’s largest hotel operator, is opening two hotels in a 19-story former office tower at 700 E. Main St. that will soon include a rooftop bar/restaurant and fitness center. The 100-room Homewood Suites opens Monday — and

  • January 11, 2016
    Airport Hotel Sold with Overhaul on the Way

    Richmond’s largest hotel operator has increased its grip on the market around RIC. Shamin Hotels last month purchased the former DoubleTree by Hilton, now the Richmond Airport Hotel, at 5501 Eubank Road for $4.5 million. The 160-room hotel was constructed as a Hilton property in 1989, according to Henrico County records. It lost its brand