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Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront Celebrates Official Opening
114-room Hyatt Place hotel opens nearby Wilmington’s picturesque Christina River

CHICAGO (October 8, 2019) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Wilmington, Del., is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. The hotel and attached banquet center, Riverfront Events, are a joint venture between Onix Hospitality and Big Fish Restaurant Group.

The hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from the Wilmington Train Station and 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront offers convenient access to several leisure attractions including The Christina Riverwalk, Penn Cinema, The Delaware Children’s Museum, several local restaurants, and much more. Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront is attached to Riverfront Events, catered by the renowned Big Fish Restaurant Group, which offers 5,200 square feet of meeting space. The two properties share 6,000 square feet of patio along the scenic Christina River.

“As Wilmington continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” said General Manager Christopher Berg. “With our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate work and sleep areas, our multitasking guests can easily accomplish what they need to do while on the road.”   

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront offers:

  • 114 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and guestrooms
  • Breakfast Bar, a hot breakfast available daily in the Gallery Kitchen features a variety of breakfast items, including cage-free eggs, all-natural bacon and sausage, fresh-cut fruit, steel cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, artisanal breads, and more
  • The Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
  • The Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Necessities program for forgotten items guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free
  • Event Spaces offer more than 6,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space 
  • Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens and free ear buds

“Wilmington, Delaware is a vibrant city, filled with friendly people, great neighborhoods, and an ever-expanding list of great places to visit and things to do or see,” said Jennifer Coverdale, VP of Hotel Operations, Onix Hospitality. “Our hotel is central to all of them and we are confident Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while visiting our area.”

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Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront is under the leadership of General Manager Christopher Berg and Director of Sales & Events Sarah Timmons. In his role, Berg is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 40 associates and ensuring guests encounter the thoughtful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Timmons is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Wilmington area. 

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World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hyatt Place Wilmington, from October 7 to December 31, 2019, part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

Terms & Conditions

Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts.  Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period.  For each hotel’s offer period, visit To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award.  An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked.  Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer.  Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay.  All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points.  This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program.  Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account.  To join World of Hyatt, visit  Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in.  A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice.  The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy to navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler. Guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed guestrooms featuring distinct zones for sleep, work and play, and free flowing social spaces that offer seamless transitions from work to relaxation. With more than 300 locations globally, Hyatt Place hotels offer freshly prepared food around the clock, efficient service and differentiated experiences for World of Hyatt members. For more information, please visit Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.

About Onix Hospitality

Onix Hospitality has over 20+ years of experience within the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Kennett Square, PA, Onix currently owns and operates eight top performing hotels in the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida. This growing hospitality division operates nearly 1,000 hotel rooms across its properties and serves more than half a million customers annually. Onix Hospitality has been recognized as an industry leader receiving a host of accolades including being featured on Undercover Boss, Eight Time Gold Award Winner, Two Time Platinum Winner, Ambassador of the Year, and Circle of Excellence Winner.

Onix Hospitality’s fundamental approach to success is finding leaders who live and breathe hospitality. We work on enhancing our team’s development and personal growth through hands on training, and education.


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