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Here’s how Hampton Roads has been filling more of its hotel rooms than San Diego, Orlando, Hawaii

The Virginian-Pilot

September 3, 2020

The door to each room is sealed shut with a sticker, not as some sort of movie-style trap to detect a burglar but to guarantee to those staying the night that no one else has dared enter since it was cleaned.

It’s just one of the steps the new Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport Hotel is taking since it opened six months into a global health pandemic that still keeps many people closer to home and on the ground, eschewing air travel for road trips.

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Princess Anne Road Hotel Development

February 7, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city is moving forward with a planned hotel development on city-owned land adjacent to Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus.


Economic Development Director Taylor Adams briefed City Council Tuesday on the proposed two-phase development at the corner of Princess Anne Road and Community College Place.

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New Hotel Concept in Norfolk near the outlet mall and Ikea

November 26, 2018

Harmony Companies, which owns land adjacent to the shopping mall – including an existing Quality Suites and Sleep Inn property – wants to build a 98-room Tru by Hilton hotel, according to an application submitted with Norfolk’s Architectural Review Board. It would be the first Tru hotel in the region.

If approved, the four-story hotel would sit alongside Lake Wright across from the outlet mall and next to the Harmony company’s existing hotels. It would also be near the region’s only Ikea, which is under construction and expected to open next spring. (To continue reading click here)


Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront

Grand Opening

March 15, 2018

Harmony Hospitality opens upscale hotel connected to Convention Center in Wilmington North Carolina. Located on the charming Riverwalk that lines the Cape Fear River, the hotel is adjacent to Wilmington’s downtown, which is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Offering 186 two-room suites with first-class amenities and service, the hotel features Cloud 9, a roof-top bar, on the ninth floor.

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Wilmington finally has its convention center hotel

January 7, 2018

The Embassy Suites hotel, long viewed by city officials as the linchpin to make the Wilmington Convention Center a success, has officially opened.


The nine-story, 186-room hotel, connected to the convention center, hosted a New Year’s party to welcome its first guests, hotel spokeswoman Melissa Fallis said. During a tour of Wilmington’s newest hotel last week.

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Best Western Williamsburg Historic District Hotel Renovation

July 7, 2017

Emerging from a two million dollar renovation, the Best Western Williamsburg Historic District Hotel is now open and welcoming guests. At 351 York Street, the hotel is centrally located to the attractions in America’s Historic Triangle. Whether visiting the colonial capitol for sightseeing, golfing, or shopping, the Williamsburg Historic District hotel is the perfect choice for your accommodations




Download a media release and photographs of the Best Western Williamsburg Historic Hotel.

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Convention Center Hotel on Track to open

Wilmington Biz

May 17, 2017

The Wilmington Convention Center hotel is on track to open by October, an official with the hotel's development company said Wednesday.The $40 million, 186-room Embassy Suites is under construction by hotel owner and operator Harmony Hospitality. Its full name is Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, located at 9 Estell Lee Place.

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Construction Photos of Embassy Suites

Wilmington Riverfront

March 22-23, 2017

Take a photographic tour of the new Embassy Suites by Hiltion Hotel

Wilmington Riverfront

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Hotels beside Norfolk outlet mall construction site sold

The Virginian-Pilot

October 5, 2016

A Virginia Beach commercial real estate firm…has bought the struggling Quality Suites and Sleep Inn beside the Norfolk outlet mall construction site. The new owners have no immediate plans to renovate the hotel. But its proximity to the forthcoming outlets – and an Ikea scheduled to open in 2018 – make the site an attractive one.

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Officials Break Ground

on Convention Center Hotel

Wilmington Biz

March 10, 2016

With the groundbreaking of a Wilmington Convention Center-adjacent hotel, officials say the five-year-old center can meet more of its revenue generating potential.

What’s been a missing piece of the convention center’s attraction puzzle, the coming $36 million Embassy Suites Hotel, is expected to help bring additional visitors to the city. The hotel is expected to attract more – and larger sized group – conventions to the area.

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"How sweet it is": Officials break ground on convention center hotel

Port City Daily 

February 13, 2016

Several dozen people braved cold temperatures and freezing rain Friday morning to attend the groundbreaking of the long-anticipated hotel adjacent to the Wilmington Convention Center.

After years of delays, including a legal battle regarding the sale of the land where the hotel will be built, construction will finally begin on the 162,866 square-foot Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Wilmington Mayor Pro-Tem Margaret Haynes

City sells land for Convention Center hotel

City of Wilmington, NC

December 3, 2014

Today, the City of Wilmington finalized the land sale for a $33.6 million Embassy Suites Hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other city officials joined representatives from Harmony Hospitality, Inc. in signing documents for the final closing at City Hall.

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New name, new look for Airport Hilton

Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot

April 11, 2014

The Hilton Norfolk Airport has a new name: the DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport.

The brand change comes after $2.2 million in renovations were recently completed at the hotel, a 250-room site that sits at 1500 N. Military Hwy. Among other things, the rooms have been redesigned to brand standards, and the entrance and lobby were completely revamped.

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