It is my pleasure to welcome the 2014 International Data Quality Summit organized by the International Association for Information and Data Quality and Electronic Commerce Code Management Association to the Richmond Region, a place where elegant architecture, rich history, exceptional food and drink, vibrant culture and a generous helping of Southern hospitality are among the charms that draw 7 million visitors here each year. The Richmond Region offers something for everyone regardless of budget, interests or age. I encourage you to take advantage of all there is to see and do, and to discover for yourself why the Richmond Region was named a Frommer’s Top Destination for 2014.
In the Richmond Region, more than 400 years of
American history live on through magnificent architecture,
monument-lined cobblestone streets, world-class museums
and nationally-acclaimed restaurants. Delight in farm-to-table
cuisine prepared by a James Beard-nominated chef or visit
one of several craft breweries or wineries.
While enjoying the 2014 IDQSummit is first and foremost in your minds, we invite you to also become captivated by our art galleries during your downtime. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of the top 10 comprehensive art museums in the U.S. You will also enjoy year-round beauty at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, named one of “10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For” by BBC. There are just some of the many jewels in the Richmond Region.
Nightlife hotspots range from martini bars and corner pubs, to a Vietnamese restaurant that was named Best Beer Bar in America by CraftBeer.com. The local music scene spans coffeehouses and historic theaters. Two upscale outdoor fashion parks and numerous unique shopping districts and malls make the Region a shopper’s delight. Thrill seekers can take their pick from the James River’s whitewater rapids, high-speed roller coasters, NASCAR or rock climbing. You can also catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, take in Tiffany windows, or listen to the inspiring words of Patrick Henry—the choices are limitless.
We’ve stocked the hotel’s inventory of Visitor Guides so please pick one up and read about all the experiences the region has to offer. Please follow this link to a video outlining some of the attractions and experiences: Visit Richmond Video. This link will take you to the Richmond, VA Visitor’s Guide. With our central location and accessibility making getting here so easy, we know we’ll welcome you back again! If you have any questions or would like additional information please call Matthew Robinette, Director of Convention Services at +1-804-783-7444. We look forward to welcoming you to the Richmond Region!
Historic sites and savory bites. Unique shops and premium hops. Fine arts and fresh blooms. Those are just a few of our favorite things about the Richmond Region. Enjoy discovering yours!
John F. Berry, Jr.
President & CEO
Richmond. A Frommer’s Top Destination for 2014
“While you weren’t looking, Richmond got cool!”