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Sessions Hotel now expected to open in 2019

BRISTOL, Va. — All was quiet on a sun-drenched Friday morning in the 800 block between State and Goode streets, where a cluster of long-vacant buildings stand silently.

Developers of the long-promised Sessions Hotel said this week that silence will soon be broken, issuing a new timetable for construction and opening for the 70-room boutique hotel and two attendant restaurants.

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‘You have to have a new ride’

Pipeline of new hotel properties expected to make Virginia more competitive

“It doesn’t feel like we’re in Norfolk anymore,” Dana Jo Decker remarked to friends while standing in line recently to check in at The Main, Virginia’s newest luxury hotel and conference center. “It feels like we’ve been transplanted somewhere else.”

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