Category: Hospitality

The Hotel du Pont has announced a Nouveau Victorian-inspired Lobby Lounge and Green Room Bar, and enhancements to the Green Room dining experience. While maintaining its historic charm, Du Pont officials said there is a fresher look in the Green Room and new menus throughout each of the dining spaces. New offerings include inventive dishes…

NEWPORT — Discovering Delaware went digital to celebrate National American Beer Day as the Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) unveiled Delaware on Tap, the new smartphone application version of the state’s popular Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail. The office showcased the app, which is available for free download in the App Store and from Google…

University and Whist Club has established a relationship with Dallas-based ClubCorp, the world leader in private clubs. This new relationship will give members of University and Whist Club to  access to more than 350 private golf courses and clubs and special offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues. These privileges for golf,…

HotelCombined, a platform for comparing hotels, today announced its list of the top hotels in Delaware. Dover Garden Suites in Dover won the top honor of Best Hotel. This year’s finalists also included four hotels in Rehoboth Beach: The Bellmoor Inn, The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Canalside Inn Rehoboth, and The Bay Resort. “We’re very pleased to…

Rehoboth summer home for families, movies stars and LGBT community

This one-square-mile city serves it all up. Choice restaurants. Clean beaches. A mile-long boardwalk. More than 50 places to buy liquor. Touted as a Best Beach Resort for Families by Parent’s Magazine and as one of the world’s top destinations for gay visitors by the 10-million-member gay dating app Scruff. This popular beach town started…

University of Delaware hospitality professor Ali Poorani teamed up with Bill Sullivan, managing director of the Marriott Courtyard Newark, to create a new set of metrics for evaluating “human capital performance” in the hotel industry. “The current metrics, such as average daily rates, occupancy percentages, revenue per available room, and various labor costs that hotels…

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Derek Rowe has been driving for Uber for just six weeks, and in that short period, he has encountered a fistfight in his car, had an enthralling conversation with a disabled war vet and was asked to help spy on a man’s girlfriend. But business is booming at the beaches…

Next wave of businesses changing Old New Castle’s identity

Lauren Spinelli owns and operates HedgeApple Antiques in the heart of Old New Castle. She also works full-time in marketing and business development at 1313 Innovation in downtown Wilmington. For her, the tiny storefront is a labor of love. “It was near and dear to my heart to sort of help reinvent and reinvigorate the…