Category: Hospitality

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…

Ups and downs par for the course for golf industry

By Jim Finnegan Special to Delaware Business Times While the golf industry (both nationally and here in Delaware) continues to show signs it may have weathered the economic storm that rolled in around 2007, the landscape looks a lot different now than over a decade ago — when Tiger’s star illuminated the sport, and new…

Freeman sets the stage for summer entertainment

10-year-old venue has grown into major mecca for performing arts at the beach By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times You’d expect to see comedian Jay Leno, The O’Jays, Ben Harper, Chicago and Blues Traveler in Philadelphia. It would be a coup to catch even a few of these acts at the Grand Opera…