What happened to The Wilmingtonian?
ARRIVE Hotels and Restaurants has acquired the Wilmingtonian. We are going to reopen the hotel as ARRIVE Wilmington, which will part of the ARRIVE family of hotels that we launched in Palm Springs, CA, in 2016. We’re also going to add a café and bar on the corner that will be geared towards the local community.
What are you doing to the place?
Most of our work involves re-landscaping the property and building out the new café and bar. We're going to restore the property to its historic look, with the facades returned to their early 20th century designs. And we're going to make the property feel more open to the surrounding neighborhood, with a vibe that’s as welcoming to our neighbors as it is to our out-of-town guests.
With the guest rooms, we'll be converting some of the apartment-style units to studios and upgrading all the rooms to have nicer finishes, furniture and bathrooms. There will still be several one-bedroom suites available if you enjoyed those in the past.Read More