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Subject:  Meetings Related Developments in Greater Wilmington              

There are lots of new developments in the Greater Wilmington, DE Area:

World Cafe Live in the Queen
opened in Downtown Wilmington in April.  The former movie theatre that lay dormant on Market Street for fifty years has been totally restored to its original glory and now functions as a spectacular venue for live entertainment that criss-crosses the entire musical spectrum. It is an extension of Philadelphia-based performance venue, World Cafe Live.  In addition to its main auditorium which accommodates 400, the Queen Theatre houses a 160-seat restaurant and two separate meeting spaces, each of which provides flexible seating for 120 attendees.  The Queen Theatre is rapidly becoming a prime choice for corporate meetings.  Its state-of-the-art sound and audio-visual systems allow clients to incorporate technical amenities into their events.

Sheraton Wilmington South is now open.  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.  The hotel will feature 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.

Cantwell's  Tavern & Restaurant opened in December, 2011 in Historic Odessa's Brick Hotel.  Located just 30 minutes south of Wilmington, Historic Odessa seems untouched by time and features some of the finest examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture and lifestyles.  Five of the town's most unique properties are known collectively as the Historic Houses of Odessa.  They are operated by the Historic Odessa Foundation and include the Corbit-Sharp House (c. 1774), the Wilson Warner House (c. 1769), the Collins-Sharp House (c . 1700), the Brick Hotel (c. 1822) and the Odessa Bank (c. 1853).

The 189 year-old Brick Hotel has once again resumed its role as the town's social center.  The farm-to-table gastro-pub is operated by noted Delaware restaurateur, Robert E. Ashby, and managed by his son, Marc.  The 8,000 square foot facility seats 60+ on the first floor and 50 on the second.  During the warmer months, an outdoor dining patio/bar seats 50+.  Cantwell's functions as an upscale restaurant and event venue with the ambiance and furnishings of a National Historic Landmark site as an additional bonus.

Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a Transportation Incentive to groups or planners booking a minimum of 100 room nights in a member hotel in New Castle County.  A total of $20,000 is available on a first come, first serve basis.  More information about this Transportation Incentive can be viewed at

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.