By Nancy Trejos
The hotel industry is thriving, with new properties popping up all over the USA. As a result, existing properties are renovating to keep up. This month, USA TODAY takes a look at notable hotel renovations.
The Cavalier in Virginia Beach
Ten U.S. Presidents and celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Muhammad Ali and Frank Sinatra have stayed at The Cavalier. (Photo: The Cavalier)
The Cavalier, a historic hotel in Virginia Beach, is set to complete a $75 million-plus restoration.
Built in 1927, the design of the hotel was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It played host to 10 U.S. presidents and celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Muhammad Ali, and Frank Sinatra. It was also a venue for performances by Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller of the Big Band era.