The Danville-Pittsylvania area, with a current hotel occupancy rate of 62%, anticipates a surge in visitors due to the opening of Caesars casino and resort in 2024. Although Danville’s 850 hotel rooms will see an addition of 45 rooms with ...
Danville region works to increase lodging as casino brings in more visitors
Danville breaks ground Wednesday for defense training center
The U.S. Navy’s Advanced Training Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) program in Danville is expanding with a new 100,000-square-foot Regional Training Center, set to train 800 to 1,000 students annually in accelerated four-month programs. ...
More than a year after breaking ground, Caesars Virginia casino is on schedule for late 2024 opening
Since breaking ground in August 2022, the Caesars Virginia casino resort project is still expected to be complete in late 2024. The hotel tower is being built, with work underway on the third floor, said Caesars Virginia General Manager Chris ...
Dan River Falls construction project continues to make remarkable strides
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — It’s been a little over 6 months since construction started on the White Mill restoration project, and the city is getting closer to transforming it into the crown jewel along the Dan River. The 550,000-square-foot ...
Builders sought for Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit as registration deadline nears
The registration deadline for the Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit is inching closer. The daylong event is planned for Oct. 17 at the the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research located at 150 Slayton Ave. in Danville. Organizers ...
Expecting increase in visitors, Danville officials to hire consultant to evaluate lodging demand in region
There were 18,914 nights spent in hotels per month in Danville in 2022-23, compared to 12,234 in 2019-20. The city saw 13,546 and 17,107 nights per month in 2020-21 and 2021-22, respectively. There are more than 850 hotel rooms in the city of ...
Toy store coming to River District
An independently owned toy store will open up in the River District soon. Amy Pruitt will have toys for all children with a variety of interests and offer eco-friendly, sustainable toys for those with sensory issues. Her store will sell products ...
Visitor center manager helping to carry out Dan River Region’s vision for tourism
Lisa Greer brings more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, retail and marketing to her job as manager of the Danville Visitor Center.