Category: Hospitality

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,…

TKo Hospitality today announced a series of projects coming up in 2018. The Newport, Delaware-based firm’s portfolio stretches throughout the mid-Atlantic region. New projects include: • Ocean City, MD – The Monte Carlo Hotel Group – These properties include the Hotel Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Oceanfront, The Monte Carlo Suites and White Marlin Inn. All…

New builds and renovations heat up hotel sector

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times If you’ve visited the Wilmington Riverfront recently, you’ve likely noticed the construction next to Big Fish Grill. Another dining venue? Not quite. The project does include a banquet center, but it will link to a 114-room Hyatt Place Hotel. The Hyatt is part of a flurry of…

Tenon Tours, a tour operator specializing in custom European vacations, has opened a new headquarters in Lewes, Delaware. Founded near Boston, the company has added 12 new jobs in Delaware over the last two years and plans to add five more in the next year. Tenon has worked with the University of Delaware’s Hotel, Restaurant…

Restaurants tackle workplace woes with HR push

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times With four restaurants and counting, Carl and Lisa Georigi of Wilmington-based Platinum Dining Group have a lot of personnel on the payroll. But managing human resources in multiple fast-paced environments takes more than bookkeeping skills. It also involves recruitment, performance-management measures and employee relations. In 2016, the Georigis…

The Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association last week held its 2018 “Stars of the Industry” award ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Newark. The annual awards honor hotel employees, managers and community supporters of the industry in several categories. Hotelier of the Year, which honors general managers, went to Denis Dowse of Homewood Suites Brandywine Gerry…

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…