City Council gets peek at Convention Center hotel

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Submitted: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 6:34pm
Updated: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 6:35pm

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.


  • Vog46 says:

    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

  • ChefnSurf says:

    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.

  • 1981duke says:

    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.

  • Guest Reply says:

    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) :-(

  • Vog46 says:

    How much should the city spend on the stadium?

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

    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?

    Best Regards

  • Guest of the cousin to air quotes says:

    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?

  • Guest Reply says:

    Sorry…I meant to write “Know” glass windows. How’s that?

  • ChefnSurf says:

    … if it never even gets built.

  • Vog46 says:

    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?


  • 1981duke says:

    Neighbor to the Stadium,welcome!

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