PM Hospitality Strategies Opens First Westin in Delaware
Westin Wilmington to Anchor Chase Center on Riverfront
Officials with PM Hospitality Strategies (PMHS), a leading, national hotel management company, along with officials from a joint venture ownership group comprised of Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital, today announced that the 180-room Westin Wilmington will open April 17. Connected to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Delaware, the hotel is the first Westin-branded hotel in the state and the first new-build hotel in Wilmington since 1980. PMHS will operate the hotel under a long-term agreement.
delighted to play a role," said Joseph Bojanowski, president of PMHS. "This project has allowed us to showcase all of our management skills from planning to brand selection, from construction oversight to pre-opening. With the opening of this four-star hotel, Wilmington and the Chase Center are well positioned to be major players in the meetings and convention industry in the Mid-Atlantic region."
"The new Westin may well be the most important Wilmington project in recent memory," said MichaelPurzycki, executive director of the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware, the state-funded, non-profit corporation which owns and operates the Chase Center. "A catalyst for Chase Center business, it is a symbol of Riverfront's dynamic future, and surely will further enhance Wilmington's reputation as an attractive, regional visitor destination."
"We are thrilled to debut Westin Hotels in Wilmington's dynamic Riverfront district, which has beentransformed into a leading entertainment and cultural center," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien. "Business and leisure travelers are invited to recharge and revitalize at The Westin Wilmington with the help of all the Westin brand's signature programs and amenities, designed to send them home feeling better than when they arrived."
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-designed hotel is within walkingdistance of such Fortune 500 companies as Barclay's, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Capital One and DuPont. The hotel features a 2,100-square-foot, state-of-the-art legal center with private offices and a hospitality area for meals. The center was purpose-built to support visiting legal teams that are participating in legal proceedings at the nearby Wilmington federal courthouse. Combined with the adjacent Chase Center on the Riverfront, the hotel/convention center complex offers a total of 92,000 square feet of conference space and a 24-hour business center.
"The PMHS team has extensive expertise in large, meeting-focused hotels, and we are confident thatthis property will be well received by meeting planners, while still perfectly sized to comfortably host business and leisure guests," Bojanowski said. "The Westin Wilmington can handle and cater groups over 6,000 people in conjunction with the connecting Chase Center. The property also can easily handle more intimate business and social groups."
Located at 818 Shipyard Drive, the four-star hotel is an ideal launch pad for leisure travelers looking toexplore the historic city, numerous nearby restaurants and retail, as well as such attractions as the Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Children's Museum, Penn Cinema IMAX Theater, and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. The Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur Museum Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum of Art are within a short driving distance.
The Westin Wilmington's guestrooms and suites feature the brand's signature comforts, including theworld-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed and the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand's Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access. Guests can maintain their workout regimens in the fully equipped Westin Workout Studio, complete with New Balance gear and running maps that take guests along the Christina Riverfront. The hotel's full-service restaurant, River Rock Kitchen, serving locally sourced and seasonally selected small plates, is led by chef David Lattomus and also will offer the Westin brand's signature SuperFoodsRX® menu.
About Chase Center on the Riverfront
The Chase Center on the Riverfront is the Brandywine Valley's largest special events facility, with morethan 87,000 square feet of meeting space, hosting everything from trade and consumer shows to conference, conventions and weddings. Additional information may be found at www.centerontheriverfront.com.
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About PM Hotel Group
PM Hotel Group was once again named a Top 20 Third-Party Hotel Management Company by Hotel Business magazine in 2017. This award-winning organization operates full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Marriott, and IHG systems, as well as internationally notable independent hotels. Celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2016, PM Hotel Group provides expert leadership in all aspects of hotel operations, including development, technical services, marketing, accounting, and pre-opening. The company manages more than 40 hotel and development projects, comprised of more than 9,000 rooms, throughout the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., PM Hotel Group has participated in the development, acquisition and renovation of dozens of hotels with a market capitalization in excess of $1.5 billion. PM Hotel Group is an approved management company for all leading hotel brands. Additional information about the company may be found at www.pmhotelgroup.com.