The Westin Wilmington experience will express a personal and instinctive renewal. The Westin Wilmington opened April 2014 and is a LEED Certified full service hotel. The Westin Wilmington features 180 guestrooms that offer elements of well-being crafted into modern, uncluttered schemes with timeless furniture and design that appeal to a global audience. Combined, the Westin Wilmington and the adjacent Chase Center on the Riverfront offer 92,000 square feet of market-leading meeting space ideal for weddings, social galas and business functions, as well as a Legal Center serving law firms needing secure space while trying cases in Delaware.
The hotel is located directly adjacent to The Chase Center and conveniently approximate to new and renovated office buildings with Fortune 500 (ex: Barclays, Capitol One and AAA) and other corporate tenants; several major residential developments; and retail offerings that include a number of highly successful restaurants. The Riverfront District has truly become a desirable location to live, work and play. The area has many entertainment, cultural, and educational venues, including Frawley Stadium (Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks), Penn Cinema IMAX Theatre, Delaware Children’s Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, Delaware Theater Company, and the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge and DuPont Environmental Education Center.
The Westin Wilmington will bring a new demand of group and transient business to the Riverfront in addition to multi-hotel citywide conventions. The strategy to build awareness is through multiple channels such as Chase Center, CVB and Starwood.
With the addition of the Westin Wilmington, the Chase Center is able to acquire groups that need a connected hotel to their venue. This is already being well received by National and Regional Meeting Planners. The Westin Wilmington is already being nationally promoted as a Convention Hotel within the Meeting Planner Industry.
The strength of the Westin Brand sets us apart from the other hotels in this market.
The Westin Wilmington will stand out based on the pillars of well-being that the brand positioning provides for an enhanced guest experience compared to the competing hotels in the market.
- Sleep Well – Heavenly Bed
- Eat Well – Super Foods Menu
- Move Well – Westin WORKOUT fitness studio and Run Westin
- Feel Well – Design, Sensory Welcome, Heavenly Bath, Breathe Westin
- Work Well – Clutter Free meetings, Super Foods Meeting Breaks and Meeting Chair
- Play Well – Westin Weekend
The Westin Wilmington’s location to superior modes of transportation is one of its greatest attributes. Wilmington is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and is midway between New York City and Washington DC. The Hotel will benefit from tremendous interstate highway access, including I-95, I-495, I-295, and the New Jersey Turnpike / Delaware Memorial Bridge. Along I-95 alone, there is an average of 89,000 cars that pass by Riverfront every day. Amtrak and Septa Rail access at Wilmington’s train station, the nations’ eleventh busiest railroad station, is less than 1 mile away, and the Philadelphia International Airport is only 30 minutes away.
With all of the activity in the area, and superior transportation access, hotel guests will choose the Westin not only because of its proximity to the Chase Center and surrounding demand generators (office tenants, Wilmington Courthouse etc), but because the Riverfront District’s amenities are too compelling to forsake for existing properties in older, less dynamic districts of the city. Our guests will benefit from the Westin Wilmington’s proximity to dining, entertainment and transportation venues.