Chesapeake Hospitality Adds Crowne Plaza Wilmington North to Growing Roster of Properties Under Management

Feb 23, 2012, 10:16 ET from Chesapeake Hospitality

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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:

SOURCE Chesapeake Hospitality