The Voters Have Spoken. The Chamberlin is awarded 4- Top Awards for Hampton & Poquoson, Virginia in the 3rd Annual Daily Press Choice Awards.

HAMPTON, Virginia -October 14, 2011

For more than 3 years, Daily Press, a Hampton Roads, Virginia local newspaper, has enlisted its readers and local consumers to vote for their local business of choice based on business excellence. The Daily Press Choice Awards serves as a leading barometer of the most valued business, venues, and services across the local area.

The Chamberlin, professionally managed by Drucker & Falk LLC, is chosen for the Best Senior Independent Living & Best Retirement Community in Hampton/Poquoson, Virginia as well as the Best Historic Destination and Best Brunch.

The famous Chesapeake Dining Room, the Chamberlin’s public dining venue, has not only been awarded by voters of the Daily Press Choice Awards for Best Brunch in Hampton/Poquoson, but has also won a second award for its second consecutive year in the Best Brunch category for the Hampton Roads Magazine.

About the Chamberlin

2 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA 23651
757 • 637 • 7200

The Chamberlin – Waterfront Senior Living Apartments boasts a rich and colorful history. Located within the nation's oldest military base, Fort Monroe, the original hotel to occupy the Chamberlin site was called The Hygeia. Named after the Greek goddess of health, the Hygeia offered well-heeled guests the opportunity to experience a refreshing and invigorating vacation. Built on this magnificent spot surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, the Hygeia opened its doors in 1820. The hotel welcomed a steady stream of important visitors, including Edgar Allen Poe, who recited "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" on the Hygeia's porch in September 1849, just one month before he died.

After serving as a hospital during the Civil War, the Hygeia was torn down. Another hotel was placed on the site, followed closely by the first Chamberlin Hotel.

After a fire in 1920, the beautiful and dramatic Chamberlin Hotel still standing today was built in its place. In its earliest days, the hotel drew visitors with promises of an ideal climate, due to the cool Chesapeake breezes. The indoor swimming pool was described as "so perfectly ventilated and radiant with sunlight that you are really bathing out-of-doors." The formal dining room provided breathtaking vistas of the Chesapeake Bay, treating travelers to a feast for the eyes, as well as the palette.

Today, The Chamberlin is managed by Drucker & Falk Real Estate and is proud to offer residents the same breathtaking views, the same delicious dining opportunities, and enhanced services for health, recreation, and wellness. Building on the tradition that began with the Hygeia in 1820, the Chamberlin is proud of both its history and its renovation as a premiere senior living community.
About Drucker & Falk

Drucker & Falk is a full service investment real estate services firm, offering multifamily fee management, commercial fee management, commercial sales & leasing, senior living, and advisory services. Drucker & Falk's operations are concentrated in the Mid Atlantic and Southeastern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Established in 1938 by A. Louis Drucker and Emanuel E. Falk, the company is now owned and operated by third generation members of the Drucker and Falk families- Wendy Drucker, Kellie Falk-Tillett and David Falk, Jr.