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City Council gets peek at Convention Center hotel

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Embassy Suites is on track to come to the Port City.

Today Wilmington City Council got a look at the latest rendering of the hotel that will be attached to downtown's Convention Center.

The hotel will house 176 rooms for guests and be complete with a restaurant, bar, terrace and ballroom.

"We're excited," Mayor Bill Saffo said. "Obviously this has been a long process, and they've worked very hard on trying to fit a very nice hotel on a small lot."

The hotel is expected to be done in 2014.

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So, council got a look at the "latest rendering" ?

That's what ... rendering number 2,402,036?

Every time they see another drawing, council members run around like fools proclaiming "The hotel is coming! The hotel is coming!"

2014 is a long way off in this never-ending hotel saga. A hotel, by the way, designated to service a convention center that'll never turn a profit.

Chef

Yeah after all these attempts I think I'll hold my enthusiasm until they break ground.
The hotel stands a better chance at turning a profit as opposed to the convention center. Tourists not affiliated with an event might want to stay at a down town place as opposed to the higher priced beach hotels.

Of course Embassy is still trying to arrange financing which is a crap shoot in today's economy. This is why I will keep my enthusiasm in check for now.

Best Regards
Vog

The hotel stands a better chance than the convention center ...

... if it never even gets built.

Will look Great

Neighbor to the Stadium,welcome!

Duke

And who and when was it determined the stadium would be down town?

Tell you what - I'll give my total approval to the stadium if it costs the taxpayers as much as the hotel did to develop. How's that?

Vog

"Consolidate"

They could also use the ball field as a KOA campground and solve the hotel issue...off season of course. On season...the RV's would have to form a line around the outer perimeter of the field and have "NO" glass windows in case of a Home Run ball!!
Pipe Dreams...they come and then they are gone (Over the fence) :-(

random unncecessary quotation marks

Why should they have "NO" glass windows? Why can't they just have no glass windows? Do the caps and qt marks add something that I'm missing?

Sorry...I meant to write

Sorry...I meant to write "Know" glass windows. How's that?

Hey Vog

Why would it be anywhere else,hotels,convention center and stadium probably makes too much sense for you.
Let it happen,Downtown has never looked better.

Hey Duke

How much should the city spend on the stadium?

I hope council is paying attention
$0 110 votes or 80%

OOOOooops
Seems as though baseball supporters have a problem.
Not many want the city to pay anything for it
Not $20M
Not $30M
Not $42M
Nothing. Zero Zilch Nada

Read the poll yourself........
Got it?
Good.

Best Regards
Vog