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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Georgetown Microtel Hotel of Year honor from Wyndham brand

  Microtel Inn & Suites in Georgetown  has been honored as “Hotel of the Year 2018-2019”, the same award this hotel earned in 2015-2016.  Microtel has  320 properties, 90 of which ranked in the “Best...

Guest view: Local government adds lodging tax, ignores Airbnb and pockets the...

(The following guest column is from the  Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association. Your comments are welcome. Simply hit reply to this newsletter and type out your thoughts) Sadly, the governments all areas of Delaware have...

Green Room to return as a French restaurant after January closing and refresh

The Hotel  duPont's  Green Room restaurant will host its last day of service on January 1, 2020, prior to what is termed as a  "reconceptualization." In its place will be "an entirely new French restaurant,"...

Lighthouse Cove opens new public Baywalk in Dewey

The Lighthouse Cove Development Company announced that  public amenities constructed as part of its ongoing mixed-use Lighthouse Cove redevelopment in Dewey Beach are now open to the public. The amenities include a first-ever ADA-compliant public...

It’s Alive: Zombie Fest marching to Dewey after snub from Milton

The Milton Zombie Fest will rise from the dead and head to the beach next month. On Monday morning, Milton Theatre announced the event will move to Dewey Beach. The popular pre-Halloween fund-raiser for the town...

Ribbon cutting slated for Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro area

On Thursday at 1 p.m.,  Delaware Botanic Gardens and the Bethany–Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct the gardens’ grand opening ribbon cutting. The event is open to the public with the gardens open until...

Former Delaware Art Museum Director Rice dies

Former Delaware Art Museum Director Danielle Rice died late this week. Rice led the museum through a difficult eight-year period that ended in 2013. That period included a deep recession that further reduced corporate support.  The...

A lodging tax dilemma for Kent County & Dover

Good afternoon, We are beginning to see a debate in Dover over the lodging tax that should have occurred at Legislative Hall. Over the past year the General Assembly signed off on giving counties and municipalities...

RVs and a recession

Good afternoon, If you have driven by Elkhart, Indiana, you can’t help but  notice the fleets of  recreational vehicles and travel trailers  parked outside assembly plants awaiting shipment The city, a short drive from the University of...

American Airlines to add nonstops to Iceland, Morocco in June 2020

American Airlines will add two nonstop international routes —  Casablanca, Morocco, and Reykjavik, Iceland — from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in 2020 . The seasonal routes will both takeoff beginning June 4. “This is exciting news...