Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Wilmington, a newly constructed hotel at the heart of the city’s revitalized Riverfront district. Owned by a joint venture between The Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital, and managed by PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc., The Westin Wilmington is directly connected to The Chase Center on the Riverfront and features 180 spacious rooms, full-service dining at The River Rock Kitchen, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and function space. Guests will also enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown Wilmington skyline and the entire Delaware Valley.
“We are thrilled to debut Westin Hotels in Wilmington’s dynamic Riverfront district, which has been transformed 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.”
Conveniently located at 818 Shipyard Drive, The Westin Wilmington provides direct access to the Chase Center on the Riverfront, the city’s premier meeting and convention facility. The new Westin is within close proximity of the restaurants, shops, entertainment and cultural venues in the Riverfront district including Frawley Stadium (home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks), Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Children’s Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the 15-screen Penn Cinema, featuring IMAX offerings. Also nearby are the offices of numerous Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Barclays, IBM and JP Morgan Chase.
“The opening of The Westin Wilmington is an important step forward in the redevelopment of the Riverfront district,” said Dave Pollin, Co-Founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “The new Westin will inspire wellbeing with its spectacular views, world-class amenities and innovative brand-led programming.”
Guests will enjoy a wide variety of American cuisine in a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere at The River Rock Kitchen. Combined, the Westin Wilmington and the adjacent Chase Center on the Riverfront offer 92,000 square feet of market-leading meeting space ideal for weddings, social galas and business functions, as well as a Legal Center serving law firms needing secure space while trying cases in Delaware. Additional facilities include a WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio, indoor pool and 24-hour Business Center.
The sensory-rich environment at Westin provides a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. The Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience. All guestrooms and suites at The Westin Wilmington offer the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests will revive in the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, and in-room and high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodsRX® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate.
Westin Hotels & Resorts, like all brands within Starwood’s robust portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. SPG® offers members the ability to redeem awards at more resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties than any other hotel program.
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