A full-service Embassy Suites, located adjacent to the Wilmington Convention Centre, has officially begun welcoming guests.
Thanks to the addition of the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront Hotel, meeting and convention attendees now have the option of staying at a hotel adjacent to the convention centre and located in the heart of Wilmington’s Convention District.
“We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of a convention centre hotel since the Wilmington Convention Centre opened, so this is a very exciting time for us,” said Wilmington mayor Bill Saffo.
“The new Embassy Suites will allow us to satisfy the demand for larger groups in the downtown River District area and in on-site accommodations from a wider variety of groups and conventions.”
The new Embassy Suites features 186 two-room guest suites, all with first class amenities and service.
All guest suites (except the one-room kings) include a separate sleeping room, bath, living area, mini bar, refrigerator, microwave, two flat screen TV monitors, cosy seating, dining table, desk and Wi-Fi internet options.
Guests to the hotel are welcomed with a complimentary made-to-order breakfast and two-hour manager’s evening reception.
The hotel occupies a total of 162,866 square feet, 6,600 square feet of which is meeting space.
The first floor features an indoor pool and fitness centre, snack/coffee area and an atrium with seating, as well as a ballroom and pre-function space.
The second floor includes a riverfront restaurant, boardroom and three small meeting spaces.
Floors three through eight house the guest suites.
There will be a 4,003-square foot roof deck and bar located on the ninth floor.
The hotel’s 160-seat restaurant – Steam Restaurant & Bar – offers hotel guests and non-guests alike sweeping views of the river, as well as an indoor/outdoor terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Wilmington’s Convention District, located riverfront and within the city’s walkable River District, connected by a nearly two-mile scenic Riverwalk, combines Wilmington’s historic charm and rich past with modern design and new attractions.
A walkable downtown, easy access to more than 200 restaurants, shops and attractions, plus three nearby beaches, all come together to create a meeting location that feels like a vacation.
The Convention District is anchored by the Wilmington Convention Centre – the largest convention center on North Carolina’s coast – and is further strengthened with the addition of new hotels, several restaurants, a marina and an event pier.