World-Class Experience

Downtown Norfolk's newest destination will be kicked into high gear as construction begins on the world-class, $147 million, mixed-use entertainment, meeting, dining and hotel destination at the corner of Main & Granby.

World-class Collaborators

The collaborators include Cooper Carry, with more than 150 design awards as the lead architects, King Design and Baskervill on interior spaces, Streetsense on restaurant concepts, Gold Key | PHR Hotels & Resorts as the developer and the City of Norfolk. We took inspiration from some of the finest destinations around the country to move Norfolk into a top-tier choice for leisure and business travelers.



Eat & Drink

Downtown's Newest Dining Destination

We will add three new restaurant venues to Downtown's growing 'foodie' status in an area already known for local, chef-inspired fare.

Shellfish · Seafood · Spirits

On the ground level will be a hip, urban space featuring the region's finest fresh seafood and an impressive array of craft beers. The restaurant will feature old-world detailing and materials. It flows from lounge to bar to a dining area for a variety of experiences. The bar area will be built with a stone mosaic floor and pewter bar top with both a raw and sushi bar. The kitchen and fish-cutting room will serve as a backdrop to showcase a fresh seafood display complete with lobster tanks. Overlooking the entry and bar is a 2000-bottle wine display and glassed-in private dining room. Black distressed millwork and large globe lighting throughout give a masculine yet comfortable feel to the dining room, with areas of exposed brick hinting at the integration of the historic Decker building into the structure. Two additional private dining rooms are available in the rear of the restaurant.


Take the escalator up to the second floor for a lounge, wine and piano bar, Varia, serving upscale trattoria-inspired Italian fare. The initial space is a wine lounge with more than 100 bottles of wine and 50 by the glass and is anchored with a piano bar. The dining room includes an open kitchen, exposed pizza station and intricate detailing and finishes. The center of the dining room includes a seating area adorned with a reclaimed chandelier from the Historic Cavalier Hotel ballroom. The dining area culminates in a large millwork library featuring hidden doors in the bookshelves leading into an ultra-private room.

Roof Garden & Lounge

For a more casual experience, the roof garden and lounge on the fifth-floor will offer an exclusive bar and is designed to bring the inside out and the outside in. Large garage doors on both sides of the space open to terraced patios with trees and lighting to invoke a backyard garden vibe. This space includes an oversized fire pit that doubles as a stage for live performances and spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. Other amenities include a large lawn chess set and billiard room. and indoor/outdoor spaces for parties and events.


Meet at the Main

The Exchange includes 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, centers for leadership and tiered conference rooms. There will also be two ballrooms in the Hilton, the largest will accommodate groups of up to 1,500. All together, you’ll find an environment that will stimulate your group to confront, educate and collaborate.

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Weddings & Events

The Main Event

For weddings or any other event to be truly memorable, The Main is it. Guests will have full use of a grand ballroom and a variety of inspired spaces throughout the destination. The Roof Garden and Lounge, at 12,000 sq ft, is big and stylish enough to throw an unforgettable bash as your guests mix moonlight and views of the Elizabeth River.

Rooms & Suites

Hilton Norfolk at The Main

The Main also includes a 23-story luxury Hilton hotel, known as The Hilton Norfolk at The Main. The 300 guestrooms include 11 luxury and two presidential suites. A contemporary, urban design features the finest luxury appointments and stunning views of the Elizabeth River and Downtown. The interiors will pamper guests with luxury appointments and timeless design. Everything from the furnishings, linens and bath products will reflect the highest quality finishes characteristic of other top Hilton properties around the world. Amenities include Empyrean Level Club, Concierge Lounge, indoor pool, business center, car service, a grand ballroom capable of accommodating 1,500 guests and a junior ballroom.

Meet Norfolk. Meet the Main.

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Interested in Joining Our Team?
Hilton Norfolk The Main is expected to open in early 2017 and will post positions for hiring top talent. In the meantime, we are currently accepting resumes for interested applicants. To view our open positions and apply, please visit http://goldkeyphr.com/careers.


For questions or high resolution images, please contact:

Kristi Kastrounis
Marketing Communications Manager
Gold Key | PHR


September 4, 2014

Lodging Magazine | Hilton Norfolk Design a Nod to Virginia's Shipbuilding Heritage

June 4, 2014

Commercial Property Executive | City of Norfolk, Gold Key | PHR Launch $126M Hotel/Conference Center Project

May 30, 2014

Hotel Interactive | Norfolk Breaks Ground on THE MAIN Convention Center and Hotel Project

PilotOnline.com | At the corner of Granby & Main

May 28, 2014

MeetingsFocus.com | Conference Center Highlights Downtown Norfolk Project

May 25, 2014

PilotOnline.com | Q&A with John Lawson, CEO of W.M. Jordan

May 23, 2014

NorfolkTV | VIDEO: The Main on Granby

AltDaily.com | Norfolk Live News: 10 Burning Questions about the Hotel & Conference Center, and More

WAVY.com | Construction for The Main kicks off with groundbreaking

WAVY.com | Photos: Norfolk's Newest Downtown Destination

WVEC.com | Photos: Groundbreaking for Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in Norfolk

PilotOnline.com | Beach developer moves into weak Norfolk hotel market

Daily Press | The Main in downtown Norfolk to open in 2017

Norfolk Live | A Glimpse Of Downtown Hilton Hotel and Conference Center

May 22, 2014

Inside Business | Bruce Thompson unveils downtown Norfolk project

May 12, 2014

Inside Business | Developer Bruce Thompson says there could be horses and bourbon at the Cavalier plus a jewel of a hotel downtown


May 22, 2014

The City of Norfolk and Gold Key | PHR Hotels & Resorts Officially Launch The Main, Downtown Norfolk's Newest Destination

Corner of Main & Granby • 100 Main St • Norfolk, VA 23510 • 757.763.6200