PM Hospitality Strategies along with officials from a joint-venture ownership group comprised of Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital, have opened the 180-room Westin Wilmington in Delaware.
The hotel is connected to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. 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.
"The opening is another important step in the revitalization of Wilmington's riverfront, and we are 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 Michael Purzycki, 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.”
Combined with the adjacent Chase Center on the Riverfront, the hotel/convention center complex has a total of 92,000 square feet of conference space and a 24-hour business center.