VIRGINIA’S CAVALIER HOTEL TO JOIN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION AFTER MASSIVE RENOVATION

By Matt Alderton

The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club has been a fixture in Virginia Beach, VA, since 1927, when it opened just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Ninety years later, the hotel that once hosted famous guests such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Elizabeth Taylor — not to mention at least 10 U.S. presidents, from Calvin Coolidge to Jimmy Carter — is preparing for a rebirth: In December, it will unveil the fruits of a $75 million renovation and restoration when it reopens as a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, it announced this week.