WILMINGTON, DELAWARE PROPERTY EST. 1913 January 15, 1913, saw the opening of Wilmington’s Hotel du Pont, one of the most lavish hotels of America’s Gilded Age and an immediate rival to Europe’s finest hotels. In its first week, 25,000 visitors toured the elegant rooms to see their rich woodwork, mosaic and terrazzo floors, handcrafted chandeliers, and gilded hallways, which had been created by a host of French and Italian craftsmen. Breathtaking scenery and a wealth of history and cultural attractions are a short drive from this magnificent 12-story Renaissance-style hotel. The Hotel du Pont has hosted Prince Rainier of Monaco, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Bertil of Sweden, President John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Henry Kissinger. ORIGINAL HOTEL LUXURIOUS SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR RENAISSANCE REVIVAL AMENITIES 217 luxurious guestrooms, including 11 elegant suites. Each beautifully appointed with plush linens and bathrobes, service bar, inlaid leather desk, wireless Internet access, in-room safe, daily newspaper, and oversized bath with deep-soaking tub and separate shower. Fitness club, business center, valet parking, gift shop, and Broadway touring shows and other entertainment at The Playhouse Theatre. DINING The recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award for over 30 years, The Green Room serves French cuisine in an elegant setting; music is played frequently from the musicians’ gallery, an original feature of the hotel. The sophisticated contemporary-style lobby lounge serves light fare, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The Grill is an informal restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. 24-hour room service is available. LOCATION In the historic Brandywine Valley, close to the Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library; Delaware Art Museum, Longwood Gardens and Conservatories, Hagley Museum, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, and other attractions; 2 hours to New York and Washington, DC, and 60 minutes to Baltimore. Philadelphia Int’l Airport: 20 miles, 25 minutes. 11th & Market Streets Wilmington, DE 19801 T 302.594.3100
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