The Williamsburg Lodge, one of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s original Colonial Williamsburg hotels, is undergoing a significant expansion and renovation process. The Ashby and Custis Guestshouses opened in July and provide guests with charming southern comforts even as the project continues. Registration check-in for the hotel has been temporarily moved to the former Craft House adjacent to the Williamsburg Inn. The project's completion will mark more than $100 million in capital investment in recent years in Colonial Williamsburg's official hotels. Features and benefits include: entirely new conference center with 44,000 square feet of flexible space and 32 versatile function rooms. Advanced audio/visual resources and high-speed Internet connectivity throughout including all guest rooms. Increase to 323 guest rooms and suites with all the comfort and convenience desired by conferees. Food preparation moves "center stage" with a display/finishing kitchen restaurant providing guests with an entertaining "interactive" dining experience. Nine additional Colonial Williamsburg restaurants, including four historic dining taverns, within walking distance or complimentary shuttle access available. Closest to Colonial Williamsburg's famed Historic Area, home to the world's largest living history museum and "the town that changed the world." Adjacent to the renowned Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, home to 45 holes of championship golf designed by course architect legends Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones. Steps from 26 Shops of Colonial Williamsburg and 40 boutiques of Merchants Square.