Category: Hospitality

The commercial casino industry in the U.S. reached an all-time high of $41.7 billion in 2018. That’s up 3.5 percent from the previous year, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) State of the States 2019: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry. Key findings include: The commercial casino sector—with 465 casinos—logged its fourth consecutive…

Driftwood Acquisitions and Development has announced its plan to redevelop 1220 N. Market Street in Wilmington into a 136-room IHG-branded hotel. The Florida-based firm, which purchased the 10-story building March 1, was the first to qualify for tax benefits under the Wilmington opportunity zone. These federally designated zones offer long-term tax benefits for investments in…

Bill Clifton, executive chef and co-owner of The Counting House restaurant in Georgetown, faced off with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on The Food Network Thursday night, getting to the final round before he… Lost with his signature dish, Corn and Crab Chowder with a Corn Fritter and Chive Oil.  But he did take time to…

New York couple buys Baymont hotel in Newark for $5M

By Peter Osborne An upstate New York couple looking to move closer to their families have purchased the Baymont by Wyndham hotel near the University of Delaware for $5.05 million. Tarpan and Anjelie Patel, who own two midscale hotels in Rochester, New York, have taken ownership of the 82-room hotel at 630 College Ave. and…

By Kathy Canavan Delaware hotels are hustling to woo millennials — 83 million potential customers between the ages of 22 and 38 — with fresh interior design, technology upgrades and a savvier approach to social media. Drew Di Fonzo is a hotel manager who knows exactly what millennials want. He’s 29 himself. The Hyatt Place…

The 161,000 square-foot 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington held its opening night game last night. The Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, narrowly lost to the Memphis Hustle, 110-106. “I hope that we [continue to] get the same kind of energy and enthusiasm that we did tonight,” said head coach Connor…

State and local officials on Monday celebrated the topping out of the 120-room extended stay suite hotel located at 820 S. Justison Street in Wilmington. Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel is a project of Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), PM Hotel Group and BPGS Construction. Guests had the chance to sign the last piece of structure steel, before…