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TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE AT FOUNDERS INN & SPA / JULY 2014

Dining And Dancing Al Fresco With Jazz Band Through August

Tuesdays On The Terrace, special evenings of al fresco dining and dancing from 5:30 – 8:30 pm will continue through August 26 at the Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA.

For the entire press release, please click here.

Founders Inn & Spa Father's Day "Man Brunch" / June 2014

Virginia Beach, Va; May 2014 – Honor the special dads in your life at the Founders Inn and Spa’s Father’s Day MAN Brunch Sunday, June 15th  from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Dad will delight in the sumptuous roast suckling pig, barbeque and other grilled meats and a selection of brews at Swan Terrace Grill, plus brunch includes a free keepsake Founders Inn beer mug. MANicures and a MANcave are also available.  He can groove to the live music, and enjoy a display of vintage cars while the children play at outdoor activities.  

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Founders Inn & Spa Wins Big in "Best of" Awards / May 2014

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, VA is a big winner in the 2014 Readers Choice Awards contest announced recently by Coastal Virginia Magazine, racking up 25 gold and silver awards overall.  Sixteen awards, including a 757 Silver for Overall Best Restaurant, and a gold for Best Fine Dining Restaurant, went to the Inn’s Swan Terrace Grill, which won a total of 11 Readers Choice Gold and five silver awards in the competition.  

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Thousands enjoyed oysters and wines, for a good cause

Founders Inn & Spa, Executive Chef Scott Simpson participates, for a good cause

Several thousand people enjoyed the fabulous oyster dishes, prepared by 10 celebrity chefs, at the Hope and Glory Inn’s Dog and Oyster Vineyard. Guests also had the opportunity to sample and purchase wine from 15 of Virginia’s finest wineries.

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Tuesdays On The Terrace / July 2013

Dining And Dancing Al Fresco With Jazz Band Through September

Tuesdays On The Terrace, special evenings of al fresco dining and dancing from 5:30 – 8:30 pm will continue through September at the Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA.

 For the entire press release, please click here.

Saving the Chesapeake Bay's Oysters, One Shell at a Time / July 2013

Swan Terrace Restaurant at Founders Inn & Spa Is Recycling Oyster Shells To Rebuild Regional Reefs

Every week, chefs at Swan Terrace, the Founders Inn and Spa’s award-winning restaurant in Virginia Beach, shuck and serve gallons of local oysters raw, baked, broiled and in stews and chowders. The recycling program, managed by Lynnhaven River NOW, is one of many springing up around the country by nonprofit groups whose mission is to restore and protect native oyster populations that were decimated by overfishing, disease and pollution.

 For the entire press release, please click here.

Mouth-Watering Monday - D’art of Food and Wine / July 2013

SWAN TERRACE RESTAURANT TEAMS WITH d’ART CENTER AND BARBOURSVILLE WINERY TO PRESENT

d’ART OF FOOD AND WINE AUGUST 5TH

 Mouth-Watering Monday

The first Monday of every month, Executive Chef Scott Simpson opens the doors of the restaurant at 6:15pm exclusively to 40 Mouth-Watering Monday guests. Promptly at 6:30pm, guests take their seats and are warmly welcomed by Chef and his culinary team from the Swan Terrace Restaurant. First course is served. Between each of the 6-courses, Chef Scott interacts with the guests providing details about each dish and the local ingredients specially selected for the evening and the months' theme.


The theme for Mouth Watering Monday on August 5 is "D'Art of Food & Wine". The art of making food, art of winemaking with a presentation from a winemaker of the Barboursville Winery, and a special exhibition by D'Art Center of Norfolk, Va!

 

For the entire press release, please click here.

 

 

Founders Inn and Spa Mother's Day Brunch with live music | April 2013

FOUNDERS INN AND SPA MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC

Honor The Special Women In Your Life

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va; April 2013 – Honor the special women in your life at the Founders Inn and Spa’s Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 12th . The Inn’s award-winning team of chefs is preparing a sumptuous menu available in both the Swan Terrace Restaurant and the Virginia Ballroom. Live music will accompany the buffet, which will feature seafood, lamb, pork and aged prime rib, locally grown fruits and vegetables and tempting desserts and treats.

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Tuesdays on the Terrace at The Founders Inn & Spa | April 2013

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Al Fresco Dining with Music from Jazz Band

Tuesdays On The Terrace, special evenings of al fresco dining begin again April 30th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, VA.


Dine outdoors on the Terrace overlooking the Inn’s beautiful English gardens and fountained lake with the accompaniment of the Inn’s jazz band. Enjoy an exciting assortment of Virginia barbeque, fresh grilled to order steaks, seafood and tempting desserts. A selection of local craft beers and Virginia wines is also available.


Adults: $22.95; Children 5-12: $7.95. Children 4 and under are free.

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Founders Inn and Spa Joins Stash Hotel Rewards Program | March 2013

FOUNDERS INN & SPA JOINS STASH HOTEL REWARDS PROGRAM
Largest Independent Hotel Loyalty Program in U.S.

(Virginia Beach, VA; March 2013) – The Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach, Va., has joined the Stash Hotel Rewards Program, the largest independent hotel loyalty program in the United States, with more than 200 great independent hotel members across North America including the Caribbean and Hawaii.

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Hop On Over to The Founders Inn and Spa for Easter Fun for the Whole Family | March 2013

HOP ON OVER TO THE FOUNDERS INN AND SPA FOR EASTER FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

MEDIA ALERT – CALENDAR LISTING | PHOTO/TV OPPORTUNITY

WHAT: Easter Brunch and Family Fun Activities
-Egg and omelet brunch station; hot and cold buffets; chilled seafood; carving station; The Kids Corner; house-made desserts and pastries; chocolate fountain
- Live Music
-Children’s Activities: Egg Decorating, Egg Hunt, Strolling Magician, Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castle and a children’s movie in the auditorium at 11am to 4pm

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The Founders Inn and Spa Announces Arrival of New General Manager Sascha Hemmann | June 11, 2012

The Founders Inn and Spa Announces
Arrival of New General Manager Sascha Hemmann

Virginia Beach, VA (June 11, 2012) – The Founders Inn and Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sascha Hemmann to the position of General Manager.

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The Founders Inn and Spa Announces One Year Anniversary of Capella Hotel Group Management Firm | May 1, 2012

The Founders Inn and Spa Announces
One Year Anniversary of Capella Hotel Group Management Firm

Virginia Beach, VA (May 1, 2012) – Capella Hotel Group began managing The Founders Inn and Spa May 1, 2011. Since that date, objective guest surveys recorded by Unifocus and Meeting Scope have consistently shown superior ratings from both travelers and group meeting planners scoring customer service, hotel cleanliness and staff professionalism at the highest levels of excellence.

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Heart of the Garden | Jan 31, 2012

Heart of the Garden
Exclusive Romantic Table for Two in the English Garden

Swan Terrace Restaurant on Valentine’s Day
Virginia Beach, VA (January 31, 2012) – As Valentine’s Day approaches, lovers search for extravagant ways to express their inimitable affection: a man looks for the perfect setting to propose; a married couple desires a romantic way to celebrate their timeless love; a military spouse wants a welcome home worthy of honor.

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The Founders Inn and Spa Announces Management Company Name Change | Dec. 16, 2011

The Founders Inn and Spa Announces
Management Company Name Change

Virginia Beach, VA (December 16, 2011) – West Paces Hotel Group, the fastest growing luxury hotel management company, has been renamed Capella Hotel Group to capitalize on the successful luxury brand it has created in Capella hotels and its expanding global operations. In addition, Capella Hotel Group announced that it has formed a partnership with Stoneleigh Capital, a private equity firm with an expertise in hospitality investments to offer a new model to owners and developers and accelerate its growth strategy. Capella Hotel Group manages The Founders Inn and Spa, luxury hotel and conference center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Delicious Thanksgiving Buffet Designed by New Executive Chef Scott Simpson | Nov 16, 2011

Delicious Thanksgiving Buffet Designed by
New Executive Chef Scott Simpson

Virginia Beach, VA (November 16, 2011) – Thanksgiving and dining is synonymous with an extravagant meal unsurpassed in flavor, variety and freshness served by warm-hearted people. This Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, at Swan Terrace, the new Executive Chef Scott Simpson serves his fabulous buffet from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost for each adult is $39.95, for children 5-12 it is $19.95 and children four and under dine free. Reservations are required. Call 424-5511.

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Founders Illumination and Singing Santa Celebrate Anniversaries in Harmony This Christmas | November 9, 2011

Founders Illumination and Singing Santa
Celebrate Anniversaries in Harmony This Christmas


Virginia Beach, VA (November 9, 2011) – The Founders Inn and Spa shines the light on twenty years of Christmas celebration this year, continuing its tradition of brightening holiday spirits with Founders Illumination, November 27 from noon to 8 p.m. A gift to the community, and one wrapped with the stunning presence of Singing Santa Claus - celebrating his tenth year anniversary - Founders Illumination celebrates and thanks the community, an event free and open to the public. Local choirs, thousands of brilliant lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, a thirty five-foot, decorated tree will usher in Christmas. Call 757-366-5700 or visit www.FoundersInn.com.

For the entire press release, please click here.

The Founders Inn and Spa Presents Traditional Easter Brunch, Egg Hunt in Colonial Gardens | Apr 7, 2011

The Founders Inn and Spa Presents Traditional Easter Brunch,
Egg Hunt in Colonial Gardens

Virginia Beach, VA (April 7, 2011) -- The Founders Inn and Spa presents an
exceptional, traditional Easter brunch at Swan Terrace and Virginia Ballroom,
Sunday, April 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. All children attending the brunch
may search for Easter eggs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Colonial Gardens,
weather permitting. A VIP bunny will be socializing throughout the day. Cost per
adult is $37.95, kids 5-12 years $15.95, 4 and under are complimentary.
Reservations are recommended, call 424-5511.

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Awards and Accolades

Swan Terrace Receives National Accolade for Wine List | Sept. 22, 2011

Swan Terrace Receives National Accolade for Wine List

Virginia Beach, Va (September 22, 2011) – Swan Terrace restaurant at The
Founders Inn and Spa is the recipient of the 2011 Wine Spectator Award of
Excellence, as listed in the August 31, 2011 issue.

For the entire press release, please click here.

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