Category: Hospitality

Xavier Teixido, owner of Harry’s Hospitality Group, took home the 2017 Ambassador of Hospitality Award last week. The award is given by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation and honors achievement and leadership in the restaurant industry. Teixido, who started cooking professionally in his teens, owns a string of high-end restaurants in the region, including Harry’s…

WILMINGTON – The Buccini/Pollin Group and DuPont today announced an agreement to acquire the historic Hotel du Pont. The ownership transition and closing are expected to occur on Feb. 28. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The hotel will remain Dupont Co.’s preferred hotel for out-of-town business guests and colleagues visiting Wilmington through 2018,…

Darius Mansoory, owner of three of Delaware’s most popular restaurants, died of a heart attack on New Year’s Eve in Cuba. Mansoory, 52 owner of Cherry Hospitality, created Stingray Sushi Bar in Rehoboth Beach and Mikimotos and Washington Street Ale House in Wilmington. He also was an avid collector and repeat guest on American Restoration…

The University of Delaware and its wholly owned subsidiary 1743 Holdings LLC, are seeking letters of interest from potential partners to bring a full-service hotel to the university’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. According to officials, the hotel would include a restaurant and a conference facility and create a partnership with the school’s…

Woman’s place is in the restaurant business

By Kathy Canavan Meghan Lee, who debuted Heirloom in a cedar-shake mansion adjacent to Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in December, said she knew “the female card” would play a role in opening her farm-to-table restaurant, but it didn’t work the way she expected. What Lee thinks is key, because women now are majority owners of 25…

Recession was occasion for them to ‘take control’ By Kathy Canavan What triggered the explosion of new woman-owned restaurants in Delaware? It was a perfect-storm situation, according to Carrie Leishman, president of the Delaware Restaurant Association. • When 2008 dished up a recession, Delaware found itself with a large pool of talented unemployed and underemployed…

Center delivers care and independence at the same time By Rob Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times As the world population climbs past 7.4 billion people and life expectancy eclipses 71 years, the same statistics continue to rise here at home. According to the Delaware Population Consortium, the First State’s elderly population (ages 60 and…

by Jeff Robinson Special to Delaware Business Times  Some of the First State’s most skilled hospitality professionals were honored at the Delaware Hotel & Lodging Association’s Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet held Feb. 26 at the Clarion Hotel near New Castle. Over 150 guests were in attendance, with awards being presented to individuals and organizations for…