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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Meyer praises signing of bill clearing way for New Castle County hotel tax

Gov. John Carney signed a bill that will allow New Castle County to enact an up to three percent room tax. County Executive Matt Meyer issued the following statement after  House Bill 377 into law: “Yesterday, the governor...

Sale of the DuPont Country Club closes

The sale of the  DuPont Country Club  has been completed, co-owner Ben duPont confirmed via Facebook. The sale was handled by CBRE. The purchase price was not disclosed. Jeff Woolson, an executive vice president with CBRE who serves...

Convention & Visitors Bureau expands meeting incentive program.

The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a  new Incentive+ Program for meeting planners considering New Castle County for their next corporate meeting, association event, youth sports tournament and other mid-sized gatherings.  The program...

Buccini/Pollin breaks ground on new riverfront hotel

The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), PM Hotel Group and BPGS Construction  broke  ground on Tuesday  for Homewood Suites Wilmington, a 120 room extended stay suite hotel  at 820 Justison Street.  Speakers included Gov.  John Carney, Wilmington...

Ground to be broken on Tuesday for another hotel on Wilmington Riverfront

The Buccini/Pollin Group will break ground on Tuesday for a new Homewood Suites hotel on the Wilmington Riverfront. Homewood is a Hilton brand. The Philadelphia Business Journal  (paywall) reported the $30 million project will generate...

Delaware plans to launch sports betting in June

The Delaware Department of Finance, in consultation with the Attorney General’s Office, has determined that there are no legal obstacles to moving forward with full-scale sports betting in Delaware, including head-to-head-betting, which permits single-game...

Holiday Inn Express in Newark area wins top award

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington- Newark received the IHG  (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2017 Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award for a second consecutive year.          The Holiday Inn Express...

Riverboat Queen to return on Sunday

The Riverboat Queen will once again make her return to the Riverfront later this month, offering guests the chance to cruise the   Christina River and enjoy food and drink. Beginning on May 13th,  the...

State tourism office previews virtual reality tour

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, Gov. John Carney, Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and Delaware Tourism Director Liz Keller showcased a virtual reality tour of the state. The reality tour includes the...

Municipalities may get chance to impose hotel room tax under proposed bill

Proposed legislation that would give New Castle County the authority to levy a room tax of up to three percent may open the door to other cities and counties seeking the same revenue source. The...
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