PM Hotel Group, a national hotel-management company based in Washington, D.C., assumed management of the historic 217-room Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del. PM Hotel Group also will oversee a multimillion-dollar renovation of the hotel to include preserving historic aspects of the property and its Green Room restaurant.
“The Hotel du Pont and our recently announced Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C., Bethesda North and Canopy by Hilton, Portland Pearl District, further authenticate our expansion into the independent and luxury/boutique space,” Joseph Bojanowski, president of PM Hotel Group, said in a statement. “We have a long and successful track record in this segment, dating back to 2002 when we operated the world-famous Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. We will continue to pursue similar opportunities with iconic and historic hotels that offer truly unique experiences and amenities that cannot be replicated.”
Opened in 1913, the Hotel du Pont has been host to U.S. presidents and other world leaders, first ladies, religious leaders, musicians, artists and actors, professional athletes, tourists and business professionals. The hotel anchors a 950,000-square-foot, mixed-use development that includes the DuPont Building. The entire complex will undergo an enhancement that will update and renovate the existing DuPont Building while adding additional retail, commercial and residential components.
Located across the street from Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, the hotel is within walking distance of the DuPont Theatre and Grand Opera House, Delaware State University Wilmington and Brown Park. The hotel conveniently is a short drive from the Philadelphia International Airport, and minutes from Amtrak and Interstate 95. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Historic Hotels of America, the hotel is home to the Green Room, known for it's high-end design elements such as fumed oak paneling, a coffered oak-beamed ceiling, gold chandeliers, textured draperies, Italian mosaics and original oil paintings. Guestrooms include bathrobes and slippers, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and wired internet access.
“Downtown Wilmington is a growing and thriving area that continues to attract increased numbers of business and leisure travelers seeking unique experiences in vibrant locations that raise the bar on hospitality,” Bojanowski said. “With this growth comes an obvious demand for lodging, and the Hotel du Pont is a one-of-a-kind jewel in one of the most dynamic parts of town. Following the completion of the hotel’s renovation, we are confident the hotel will continue to be the destination of choice for discerning business and leisure travelers to the area.”