Shamin Hotels, last week, announced the acquisition of the Holiday Inn Koger Center and will be converting the hotel and convention center to a Doubletree by Hilton.
Headquartered in Chester, Shamin's offices occupy a site off Route 10, just east of Interstate 95 and behind its local hotels: Marriott, Homewood Suites and Holiday Inn Express. The company is once again expanding its reach by adding the Koger Center.
PC Amin, who founded Shamin and who started his climb to one of the largest hotelers on the east coast, started humbly with a small hotel in Walthall where car dealerships now line Interstate 95. He told the Village News over 10 years ago that he financed the hotel with credit cards. With 3,300 rooms in 29 properties across three states, Shamin Hotels is today recognized as the largest hotel management company in Central Virginia.
The Koger Center has served the greater Richmond area and Chesterfield County for 26 years as a Holiday Inn, and has become known for outstanding staff longevity, long-term customer loyalty through repeat business, and their generosity in terms of community service. The Koger Center has been one of the most sought-after conference hotels in Richmond with 26,000 square feet of diverse conference space. The Koger Center’s new ownership and new franchise partner began operations as DoubleTree on July 1.
Guests of the new Doubletree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian can expect to find upgraded room amenities such as gourmet Coffee Bean Coffee and Green Leaf Tea, remote printing services from guestrooms, new jumbo bed pillows and luxury linens, plush new ergonomic desk chairs, Crabtree and Evelyn bathroom products, and according to Shamin management, a better night’s sleep with the famous Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience. The hotel rooms already provide brand new microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms, gourmet coffee creamers, to-go and ceramic cups, lightning fast free internet hook-ups, wide-screen HD TV’s, and refreshed guestroom designs.