When the Democratic Party gathered for an issues conference, it chose the private retreat of Kingsmill Resort.
When the Republican Party gathered to caucus away from the prying eyes of the press, it chose Kingsmill.
When a human resources company needs to do some strategic planning about making a major move into the region, it chose — you guessed it — Kingsmill, a Four Diamond resort on 2,900 acers overlooking the James River.
“We are an ideal environment for senior level leadership programs, senior leaders of business and entertainers looking to enjoy four-star resort amenities away from the public eye,” says Richard Keurajian, vice president for sales and marketing.
“Members of Congress and governors have been here on a regular basis. Leaders of industry from the chairmen of technology companies to financial services companies choose Kingsmill as their private retreat to hold meetings whether it’s about sensitive topics like mergers or how to conduct future business. ”
Kingsmill provides more than a gated resort close to metropolitan centers but far away from prying eyes. The service matches the exclusive environment. Southern hospitality meets high-tech whether you’re group is 12 or 1.200. Groups give Kingsmill a 98.9 percent satisfaction rate, reviews that testify to the skills of the staff, the range of amenities and the stunning beauty of the setting.
At Kingsmill, you’ll find a 16,000 square-foot conference center overlooking sunsets on the James River. At the conference center, soundproof meeting rooms ensure privacy. Ergonomic chairs and individual climate and lighting controls ensure comfort. And the support staff is just seconds away. That’s why groups return again and again to Kingsmill — for the productivity that comes from being comfortable, secure and pampered.
You’ll also find Pettus House, a stunning estate where presidents have stayed with sweeping views of the river and a boardroom accommodating up to 12. Custom catering and technology support as well as transportation within or outside the resort, make Pettus House a rare setting for a meeting.
A conference planner will walk through the details of your meeting. Once your party arrives, a conference concierge will aid in any and all support services from photocopying to arranging for golf, dinner or spa reservations.
Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama all have held meetings at Kingsmill. So have the Democratic Caucus — several times — and the Republican House Conference. During one recent meeting, a police checkpoint diverted cars, telling drivers only members and their guests could get past the checkpoint.
Members of Kingsmill? one asked. “No, members of Congress,” an officer replied.