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July 31, 2007

CW opens new registration center for Colonial Houses and Providence Hall Guesthouses

Beginning Aug. 1, Colonial Williamsburg offers a new registration center for guests staying in the Colonial Houses – Historic Lodging and Providence Hall Guesthouses. Located on South England Street across from the Williamsburg Lodge and adjacent to the Inn, the registration area is located in the building that formerly housed Colonial Williamsburg’s Craft House, now located in Merchants Square. Guests of the Colonial Houses and Providence Hall Guesthouses previously checked in at the Williamsburg Inn.

“The interior has been redesigned to give the registration space its own look and feel,” said Phillip Cunningham, general manager of the properties. “This change will allow us to provide guests of the Colonial Houses and Providence Hall Guesthouses with more individualized service specifically focused on our guests staying in these two distinct lodging facilities.”

In keeping with Colonial Williamsburg’s commitment to preservation, restored elements from other Colonial Williamsburg properties have been integrated into the design.

Following check-in, guests may be transported to their accommodations by a Colonial Williamsburg hospitality van or by private vehicle. Registration parking is available in front of the registration center/Lodge parking lot or the Providence Hall parking lot. The registration center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. A full-service concierge desk is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Colonial Houses are located in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and offer 75 distinct accommodations in colonial style at 26 guest “houses,” some as small as one room and others as large as 16 rooms. Furnished with authentic period reproductions and antiques, each Colonial House has a history and appeal of its own and provides a memorable way to experience the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia without sacrificing modern amenities. Some Colonial Houses offer wood-burning fireplaces and canopy beds while others include sitting rooms. Scattered throughout the Historic Area, many survey courtyards, gardens or Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg’s main thoroughfare.

The Providence Hall Guesthouses are located to the east of the Williamsburg Inn near a quiet pond and steps from the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, tennis courts, swimming pools and The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. Decorated in overtones of the historic main building, the 43 guest rooms include a choice of double bed rooms with queen sleep sofas, fireplace rooms with king bed and queen sleep sofas, and twin bed rooms with queen sleep sofa – ideal accommodations for families.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a resort collection that includes more than 1,000 guest rooms, ten restaurants and 66,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Woodlands, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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