Wilmington, DEL...Here's the latest Update on
the Wilmington Area including the addition of new hotels and exhibitions, both ongoing and
Area Adds Four New Hotels
Wilmington Hotel is now operational.
The full-service 10-story, Leed-certified hotel with 180 rooms and
suites is physically connected to the Chase Center on the Riverfront,
Wilmington's largest multi-purpose event facility with 87,000 square feet of
flexible meeting or exhibition space and plenty of free parking. The hotel has 5,000 square feet of meeting
space including a 2,100 square foot Legal Center, and features an upscale
restaurant and bar, oversized indoor pool and fitness center.
The Hampton Inn
& Suites Wilmington/Christiana celebrates its grand opening this
week. This new hotel offers 136 guest
rooms and suites, 720 square feet of meeting space, complimentary hot
breakfast, free high-speed Wi-Fi and 24-hour Suite Shop!
Points by Sheraton in Newark and Fairfield Inn in New Castle are expected to open before the end of
Winterthur's blockbuster exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey continues through January 4, 2015. A
co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece, it depicts life in the
fictional British household of the Earl and Countess of Grantham contrasting
and comparing it to the world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and
his contemporaries during the first half of the twentieth century. Forty authentic costumes from the television
show are on display in Winterthur's largest gallery space and integrated with
videos, photographs and vignettes. Timed
tickets may be purchased on line at www.winterthur.org/admission or
by calling (800) 448-3883 or (302) 888-4600.
Meets Science: Introducing Nylon is on display in Hagley
Museum & Library's Visitor Center through January 25, 2015. This fascinating exhibit shows how nylon has revolutionized
the fashion industry since its introduction by the DuPont Company in
Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life opens
at Winterthur on March 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016. This exhibition includes an exceptional
assortment of fraktur, decorated manuscripts, textiles and pottery including
recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar
Frederick S. Weiser.
A special exhibition on Tiffany Glass is expected to open at Winterthur in September, 2015
and will be on display until January, 2016.
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.