First New Hotel To Open In Downtown Wilmington In Almost 20 Years

Wilmington’s Mayor Mike Purzycki, yesterday, joined City Council President Hanifa Shabazz, Canon Patel of Canon Hospitality Management, other public officials and business leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new 96-suite Residence Inn by Marriott. The City’s newest hotel is located at the site of the former Beneficial Bank Building at 1300 North Market Street.

The new Residence Inn by Marriott, which opened for business on March 22, is owned and operated by Canon Hospitality Management and is the first hotel to open in downtown Wilmington in almost 20 years.

“The latest Delaware Today cover story notes that Wilmington is back, and the Canon Hospitality Management group is part of a new aggressiveness and confidence which is taking hold in our City,” said Mayor Purzycki. “We wish Canon and his family and company much success and thank them for being one of the new great things happening in the Downtown District and across the City as a whole. The hotel boom that began here on Market Street is continuing along the Christina Riverfront and is a sign of more good things to come.”

“We are honored to bring this brand new upscale Marriott brand to the City of Wilmington,” said hotel owner Canon Patel, “and we are committed to participating in the city’s growth initiatives.”

The all-suite extended-stay upscale hotel offers both studio and one-bedroom suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a coffeemaker, microwave, dishwasher and other residential-sized appliances. The hotel also has a fitness center, two meeting rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. A bar and restaurant are set to open soon. The Residence Inn Wilmington Downtown offers guests convenient access to The Grand Opera House, the Chase Center on the Riverfront, New Castle County Courthouse, and numerous offices, shops and restaurants.

Source: Mayor’s Office

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