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Subject: Hotel News in Wilmington, DE

Westin Hotel Riverfront

One of the most exciting developments is the decision to build the new Westin Hotel in the City of Wilmington's revitalized Riverfront immediately off Interstate-95 and less than one mile from the Amtrak Train Station. Ground was broken in July and the hotel is expected to be fully operational by early 2014. The hotel is being constructed on property adjacent to the Chase Center, the city's largest multi-purpose event facility with 87,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and plenty of free parking.

The 10-story, LEED certified, full-service hotel is budgeted at $37 million. Buccini/Pollin is coordinating the construction and PM Hospitality Strategies will operate the hotel. All 180 rooms and suites will be equipped with 42" flat panel, high definition televisions, oversized work stations, high speed internet access, laptop-safes and spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel itself will have 2,000 square feet of flexible function space including a ballroom suitable for meetings or events with up to 200 guests. Other amenities include a permanent board room, hospitality suite, Law Center, Business Center, fitness center, oversized indoor pool and upscale restaurant and bar.

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware has just completed a full lobby renovation which is designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize while they are on the road. Additions include "The Bistro" for casual breakfasts and dinners and "The Market", a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries. The lobby is also equipped with a "Go Board", a 42-inch LCD touch screen which is packed with local information, maps, weather and news about business and sports headlines. Guests also have access to free WiFi and complimentary computer terminals in the lobby. Guests also have access to free WiFi and complimentary computer terminals in the lobby.

Comfort Inn & Suites Newark

The former Inn at Christiana/Hampton Inn Wilmington-Newark has changed flags and is now Comfort Inn & Suites Newark. The property's exterior and interior have been completely renovated; bedding, furniture and furnishings have also been updated.

Crowne Plaza - Wilmington North

The former Holiday Inn Select in Claymont, DE has changed flags and is now the Crowne Plaza - Wilmington North. Major renovations have been made to the public spaces, meeting rooms and 189 guestrooms. Furniture and furnishing have been updated throughout the hotel and the exterior has been completely remodeled.

Doubletree Wilmington Downtown - Legal District

Doubletree Wilmington Downtown - Legal District has renovated their lobby and restaurant area.

Sheraton Wilmington South

Sheraton Wilmington South opened in December, 2011. The 24 million hotel property is located at 365 Airport Road in New Castle, DE immediately off I-95 and just south of the City of Wilmington. It has 192 spacious guestrooms, primarily suites with separate living/working and sleeping quarters. With more than 9,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space and its convenient location on the I-95 corridor midway between NYC and DC, the hotel is being marketed as a special event and meeting venue.

The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in 1978, chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington. Its mission is to serve as the community's customer-focused destination marketing organization, generating economic growth through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively marketing attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.