Reports say Goodwin buying Keswick Hall

One of Richmond’s most powerful and regarded business figures reportedly bought a high-end Charlottesville resort and development last week.

Richmond-based CCA industries — the holding company for the business interests of William Goodwin Jr. — has struck a deal to purchase Keswick Hall, a luxury hotel, country club and surrounding real estate development in Albemarle County, according to reports out of Charlottesville.

NBC 29 in Charlottesville, The Daily Progress and The Hook (a weekly paper in Charlottesville) each reported on the deal and named Goodwin as the buyer.

A message left for Goodwin at CCA’s office on Friday was not returned.

Keswick Hall is owned by United Kingdom-based Orient-Express Hotels, which owns high-end tourist spots around the world including its famous namesake train system.

The deal, which is reportedly expected to close this month, would fit with some of Goodwin’s other holdings of luxury properties that include the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and golf resorts at Hilton Head and Kiawah Island, S.C.

The NBC 29 report cited an email sent to the Keswick Club members: “Orient-Express Hotels LTD., the owners of Keswick Hall, Keswick Club and Keswick Estate, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell the property to an undisclosed buyer.”

A report in the Daily Progress confirmed with Orient-Express that the property has been sold, but the company would not release the name of the buyer.

Goodwin is well known locally for both his wealth and his philanthropy. Some of his business holdings have included AMF Bowling, AMF Baking Systems and the Ben Hogan Company. He and his wife contributed tens of millions of dollars to numerous causes, including the Massey Cancer Center at VCU.

 

One of Richmond’s most powerful and regarded business figures reportedly bought a high-end Charlottesville resort and development last week.

Richmond-based CCA industries — the holding company for the business interests of William Goodwin Jr. — has struck a deal to purchase Keswick Hall, a luxury hotel, country club and surrounding real estate development in Albemarle County, according to reports out of Charlottesville.

NBC 29 in Charlottesville, The Daily Progress and The Hook (a weekly paper in Charlottesville) each reported on the deal and named Goodwin as the buyer.

A message left for Goodwin at CCA’s office on Friday was not returned.

Keswick Hall is owned by United Kingdom-based Orient-Express Hotels, which owns high-end tourist spots around the world including its famous namesake train system.

The deal, which is reportedly expected to close this month, would fit with some of Goodwin’s other holdings of luxury properties that include the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and golf resorts at Hilton Head and Kiawah Island, S.C.

The NBC 29 report cited an email sent to the Keswick Club members: “Orient-Express Hotels LTD., the owners of Keswick Hall, Keswick Club and Keswick Estate, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell the property to an undisclosed buyer.”

A report in the Daily Progress confirmed with Orient-Express that the property has been sold, but the company would not release the name of the buyer.

Goodwin is well known locally for both his wealth and his philanthropy. Some of his business holdings have included AMF Bowling, AMF Baking Systems and the Ben Hogan Company. He and his wife contributed tens of millions of dollars to numerous causes, including the Massey Cancer Center at VCU.

 

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Beth
Beth
10 years ago

Great new! Hard to find a more successful, honorable and charitable businessperson!

Grice McMullan
Grice McMullan
10 years ago

I agree with Beth. A wonderful family, and its great to have them with us in Richmond.

Bruce Hobart
Bruce Hobart
10 years ago
Reply to  Grice McMullan

I have always been impressed with the “Goodwin” business model: quiet elegance.

Scott
Scott
10 years ago

Interesting…Kiawah employees don’t get a raise from 08-11, and now Goodwin buys a new Resort. I don’t think his Sea Pines folks were given one either during this time.

Now unemployed
Now unemployed
10 years ago

Sadly, I guess with all the philanthropy the 22 laid off employees are completely overlooked.