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The Virginian Names New F&B Director

Paul Henry was named director of food and beverage for The Virginian, a Fairfax, Va.-based senior living community. In his new role Henry will create a signature dining experience and manage restaurant operations for the resort-style community.

Henry joins The Virginian from The Residences at Thomas Circle, a Washington, D.C., senior living community, where as director of food and beverage he opened the Bistro Café and updated the menu.

“Paul is one of our first strategic hires as we reimagine The Virginian into a best-in-class senior living community,” says Andrew Carle, executive director, The Virginian. “Our vision is to be a true differentiator in dining for prospective residents.  Paul’s background in restaurant and airline hospitality and his understanding of the trends in senior living communities from his work at Thomas Circle will be a big advantage in creating new food and beverage concepts associated with the continuum of care we will provide.”

The Virginian is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, per a company release. The project looks to reimagine and transform the current buildings and grounds into luxury independent living apartment homes and a complete continuum of care, including assisted living, memory care, long-term nursing and skilled nursing. The Virginian will feature all new high-end amenities and programs, including multiple dining venues, a wine cellar and a sports bar.

Renovations will be completed in phases through fall 2022.