#RVA Pride is what keeps us in Richmond. #RVAPride is what we love and do in the city. #RVAPride is businesses, people, place, and things that support the LGBT community here in Richmond. #RVAPride is a campaign to help bring LGBT people to Richmond. Get in on the fun, use #RVAPride on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and help grow this city into the space we want it to be.
The Linden Row Inn is an establishment that offers all the amenities of a great hotel, within a suave atmosphere, all saturated in an intriguing history you would expect from a building dating back to the 1800s. For a time Edgar Allen Poe called the land home, and according to local legend the enchanted garden is the one that Poe mentions in his famous poem “To Helen.” In 1988 the buildings were restored and turned into the full service inn it is today. They offer a convenient downtown location close to the Greater Richmond Convention Center, VCU, The National, and numerous other Richmond attractions. Also, Linden Row has seasonal art expositions in the Parlour Lobby and Dining Room for their guest to enjoy. Vishal Savani, Communications Manager for the Linden Row Inn spoke with us about why he and his business have #RVAPride.
Why is Linden Row Inn participating in Pride over RVA?
we’ve been participating in Pride over Richmond in the last three years. We’re a LGBT friendly company and we have a unique policy that we believe that the LGBT community can enjoy.
If you were to bring a LGBT friend of family member, why would you bring them to your establishment and what are some other cool places here that you’d want to take them to?
We’d bring them to our location because of the property’s amazing history; Edgar Allen Poe grew up on the property, we’ve had a number of other well-known Richmonders live and or stay here over the years and It was constructed Pre-Civil War. The other reason I’d bring them to our property is because we offer a unique hotel and we have a partnership with 1708 Gallery so we have a rotating art exhibit every three months in our public area. So there’s a combination of the history and the art and of course, the hospitality. We pride ourselves on being a unique property that provides the best in Southern hospitality.
Why are you proud to support the LGBT community here in Richmond?
We as one of the four downtown hotels, believe in diversity, we believe in including folks of all backgrounds, and we’re proud of them being part of the community and doing everything they do for Richmond.