Category: Hospitality

Lodging tax a hot topic in hotel sector

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times A lodging tax is very much on the minds of area hotel operators and legislators involved in House Bill 377. Passed by House of Representatives and headed to the Senate, the bill allows a county government with a population or more than 500,000 residents to impose and…

Buccini/Pollin Group, PM Hotel Group and BPGS Construction yesterday held the official groundbreaking ceremony for Homewood Suites Wilmington, a 120-room, extended-stay hotel located at 820 Justison Street directly along the Michael S. Purzycki Riverwalk . Developers expect construction to finish up in September 2019. They also anticipate the project will create 100 construction jobs and 30…

The hotel industry in New Castle County is facing a direct challenge, driven by New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer’s singling out our industry for a 38 percent tax increase. House Bill 377 is legislation that would allow counties to levy a lodging tax of 3 percent on top of the existing 8 percent in…

SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened today in Newark. The 132-suite hotel, located at 402 Ogletown Road, is just a short drive from the University of Delaware, the STAR Campus, the Christiana Mall and the corporate headquarters for W.L. Gore, Siemens, JP Morgan Chase and Barclay. The nightly rate begins at $179. The Marriott franchise is owned…

Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Council President Hanifa Shabazz yesterday joined Canon Hospitality Management for the ribbon cutting of the first new hotel in downtown Wilmington in nearly 20 years. The Residence Inn by Marriott is located at the site of the former Beneficial Bank Building at 1300 North Market Street. The project drew praise…

The Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association (DHLA) is working with faculty from the University of Delaware to conduct an awareness campaign on the problem of human trafficking in the hotel industry. The basic issue is that human traffickers often use hotels to exploit their victims. Trafficker set up meetings in hotel and motel rooms between…

Movable feast: Delaware chains expand across county and state lines

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times When it comes to expansion, many Delaware restaurateurs are taking a north-south approach. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, for instance, is scheduled to open in Rehoboth Beach in May. The concept started in 1996 in Newark, and until recently, it’s expanded in the Greater Philadelphia region. However,…