Harvey, Hanna announces hotels in Lewes and Kent Narrows areas

A rendering of a typical Hyatt House

Newport-based Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. announced two new Hyatt branded hotels located in Lewes and Kent Narrows, MD.

Hyatt House in Lewes recently broke ground near northbound Highway 1 and Marsh Road – south of Five Points.

The new 105 room extended stay contemporary hotel will be the first of its kind in Delaware. The hotel will feature all-suite rooms with kitchenettes, fitness room, dining/bar area, meeting rooms, indoor lap pool, and an outdoor common area featuring fire pits and gas grills.

A rendering of a typical Hyatt House

The Hyatt House is convenient for patrons in the expanding healthcare sector in Sussex County, the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, and long-term stay guests and resort beach visitors.

The Hyatt House will be the second Hyatt branded hotel located in Coastal Sussex, joining Harvey-Hanna’s  Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey Beach.

Bancroft Construction, Wilmington, will serve as the general contractor for the hotel. WSFS Bank provided construction financing for the project. Hyatt House Lewes is currently scheduled for a Summer 2021 opening.

Hyatt Place in Kent Narrows, MD, recently broke ground at Fisherman’s Village on the Chesapeake Bay.

The new 120 room hotel will feature water views from every room, a 5,000 square foot conference center, bar, indoor pool, modern fitness center, and 44 slip marina with direct access to the waterfront village deck, piers, and docks.

HHA is partnering with Schulz Development based in Kent Narrows. The Schulz family and their various business entities have been operating in Kent Narrows for four generations.

Long-standing destination restaurants and amenities will surround the hotel with a  waterfront location. GGA Construction, Middletown, will serve as the general contractor for the hotel.  Hyatt Place Kent Narrows is currently scheduled for a Spring 2022 opening.

Both hotels will be operated by TKo Hospitality Management, located in Newport.

“We are proud to work with Harvey, Hanna & Associates to continue expanding the Hyatt brand throughout the Delmarva peninsula,” said President  Vince DiFonzo of TKo Hospitality. “We are experienced with managing flag hotels in the region and, more specifically, the Hyatt brand. We have successfully managed and operated the award-winning Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach  and the Hyatt Place in Ocean City, MD.”

TKo currently operates nine hotels with three additional hotels in development, including the Hyatt Place/Hyatt House in Allentown, PA; Hyatt Place in Newark; and a Fairfield Inn and Suites in Chadds Ford, PA.

“After having proudly established the very first Hyatt branded hotel in Delaware, in Dewey Beach, we committed early on to expand the world-renowned Hyatt offerings on the Delmarva Peninsula for our loyal patrons,” stated Thomas J. Hanna, president, Harvey, Hanna & Associates. “While Covid-19 has disrupted the hospitality industry nationwide, we strongly believe in the fundamentals that exist within the mid-Atlantic’s drive-to resort markets. There are more than 30 million people located within a three-hour drive of the Delmarva Peninsula. We are confident in the anticipated post-Covid recovery throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, and we are positioning HHA and its partners for new challenges and greater successes.”