Construction on the highly anticipated, new UVA Inn at Darden and Conference Center for Lifelong Learning began in January 2021. Located on the University of Virginia's verdant North Grounds, within a five-acre arboretum with global botanical gardens, the landmark property will be near to, well, everything UVA, and will capture the essence of the beautiful town of Charlottesville, Virginia.
An experience like no other.
The new inn and conference center will create an unparalleled setting for all kinds of experiences — including the world’s best education experience for which the Darden School is so well known. The property will feature:
- 199 hotel rooms and suites
- Over 19,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 6,500 square foot ballroom
- Flat and tiered classroom spaces
- A destination restaurant, with private dining room
- Pub, sports bar and coffee shop
- Five acres of natural green space featuring an arboretum and botanical gardens that will connect the Darden Grounds, UVA School of Law Grounds and the Rivanna Trail
- A rear terrace with an elevated view of the arboretum and an Orangerie
The inn and conference center will feature state-of-the-art learning, meeting and event spaces, including flat and tiered classrooms, a conference center and an executive board room.
The hotel's rear terrace will overlook a five-acre arboretum and a botanical garden showcasing species from around the world. The gardens will feature a pond and an outdoor amphitheater.
All thanks to incredibly generous support.
The construction of the UVA Inn at Darden and Conference for Lifelong Learning would not be possible without the support of the generous donors who are making it possible. Be a part of this important moment in Darden history by supporting the Powered by Purpose capital campaign and make your mark on this signature property.