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The Forum Hotel in Charlottesville
Kimpton The Forum Hotel

Our University of Virginia Charlottesville Destination


Embark on Adventure in Charlottesville

Sitting pretty at the entrance to the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, The Forum Hotel is a just down the hill from Darden’s main buildings. On the grounds of the University, you can enjoy a scenic stroll to several of UVA’s sporting facilities as well as the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Central Grounds, designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. Or, wander through the hotel’s arboretum and botanical gardens towards the 25-mile long Rivanna Trail that connects the North Grounds to the greater Charlottesville area. If you care to venture into the city, you can enjoy a day of shopping and dining in the city’s beloved pedestrian promenade, the Downtown Mall.

University of Virginia

The University is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. The community and culture of the University are enriched by active student self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA Division I Athletics program.

UVA Darden School of Business

A leading institution with an impeccable reputation, UVA Darden School of Business is situated on the North Grounds of the scenic University of Virginia. Having earned accolades such as the best public MBA program in the U.S., the best education experience and the best MBA faculty, Darden draws top talent, from students to professors to distinguished guests.

UVA Central Grounds

UVA’s Central Grounds were designed by university founder Thomas Jefferson and the site of the original grounds of UVA known as the Academical Village. Showcasing renowned UVA landmarks like The Rotunda, inspired by the Pantheon in Ancient Rome, and The Lawn, this section of the university’s grounds was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

John Paul Jones Arena

The home court for the UVA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, John Paul Jones Arena, named after a UVA alum, is also a major entertainment venue, hosting top acts from Thomas Rhett and Reba McEntire to the Harlem Globetrotters.

Downtown Mall

A signature Charlottesville attraction, the Downtown Mall is a charming eight-block long pedestrian promenade offering a variety of restaurants, shops, galleries and performance venues, all housed in historic buildings.