GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 23, 2012 -- Chesapeake Hospitality, one of the country's fastest growing third-party hotel management companies, has transitioned management of the Claymont, Del.-based Crowne Plaza Wilmington North hotel to its growing full-service management portfolio. Kim Sims, president of Chesapeake Hospitality, made the announcement.
Formerly the Holiday Inn Select Wilmington/Brandywine, the Crowne Plaza
Wilmington North has undergone an impressive $8 million renovation. As
a result of this renovation, the only Crowne Plaza property in
Delaware, now offers guests 189 oversized, completely renovated guest
rooms, all featuring Crowne Plaza's Sleep Advantage, which offers
guests luxurious bedding, soft pillows and other selected amenities
designed to ensure a great night's sleep. In addition to the extensive
room renovations, the hotel features a new exterior and 12,000 square
feet of updated meeting space.
"We are looking forward to putting our skills, experience and proven
processes in all areas of hotel management to work immediately," said
Sims. "Our number one goal is ensure that this one-of-a-kind property
offers each guest the most memorable experience possible."
Owned by China-based Minmetals, Inc., the addition of this property to
the company's portfolio continues Chesapeake Hospitality's impressive
growth story. The company offers a full range of management services,
including: operations, revenue management, asset management and
development, and has an outstanding proven track record of successful
operations in all phases of the hotel economic cycle.
"We trusted Chesapeake Hospitality's deep experience and track record
of success when determining our management partner at the Crowne Plaza
Wilmington North," said Andrew D.J. Liu, president of Minmetals, Inc.
"Due to their streamlined processes for delivering both financial
success and unmatched guest experiences, it was clear they were the
right choice to manage this outstanding property that serves travelers
visiting the Wilmington area for both business and pleasure."
The Crowne Plaza Wilmington North is located in the heart of Brandywine
Valley and directly off Interstate 95 across from the Pennsylvania
state line, in close proximity to some of the area's top corporations
and visitor attractions. The hotel offers complimentary wireless
Internet and two executive floors with a private lounge, a 24-hour
fitness center, business center and an outdoor pool. Embers Restaurant
features breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service, and nightly happy hour.
About Chesapeake Hospitality
Headquartered in Greenbelt, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.,
Chesapeake Hospitality is a mid-sized, third-party hotel management
company with a proven track record in both full- and select-service
hotels. Ranked in the top 50 largest independent operators, the company
manages properties under the Hilton, Starwood and InterContinental
Hotel Group brand families. For additional information, visit the
company's website: www.chesapeakehospitality.com.