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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport Opens!

September 3, 2000

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.

TCC 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.

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.

Embassy Suites Grand Opening

March 15, 2018

Hotel intended to help attract larger events to Wilmington convention center

Harmony Hospitality Staff Appointments and Promotions

September 20, 2017

Virginia Beach-based Harmony Hospitality makes a number of staff appointments and promotions within its family of 12 hotels in Virginia and North Carolina.


Click below for media release and staff photographs.

Zachary Brigman Appointed General Manager, Alan Nelson F&B Director for Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront

September 13, 2017

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront announced that Zachary Brigman has been appointed General Manager and Alan Nelson appointed Food and Beverage Director. 


Download a media release and photographs of Brigman and Nelson.


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.



May 22, 2017

Melissa Fallis has been appointed director of sales marketing at The Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, owned and operated by Harmony Hospitality Inc. of Virginia Beach. Fallis has more than 11 years of hotel sales and catering experience. She recently worked at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside where her experience included association sales manager 

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,

March 22-23, 2017

Take a photo tour of the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Wilmington Riverfront

Hotels beside Norfolk outlet mall construction site sold

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.

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.

Port City Daily, Wilmington, NC

February 12, 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.

Wilmington, NC Groundbreaking

February 12, 2016

Harmony Hospitality, Inc. broke ground on the Convention Center hotel on February 12. The city has an agreement with Harmony to construct a 186-room, full-service Embassy Suites Hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. The privately-owned $36 million hotel will include a full-service restaurant, rooftop bar, pool and additional meeting space. The hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2017. 

Wilmington, NC

February 12, 2016

Groundbreaking for the new Embassy Suites Wilmington Downtown Hotel at the Convention Center will take place on February 12 at 11 a.m. 

Wilmington, NC

July 22, 2015

The final potential legal hurdle for the Wilmington Convention Center hotel was cleared on July 21 when no appeal was filed to the NC Supreme Court. 

Wilmington, NC

June 16, 2015

The state Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in the city of Wilmington's favor in a legal dispute involving the planned convention center hotel, city officials announced Tuesday.

Wilmington, NC

December 3, 2014

On December 3, the City of Wilmington finalized the land sale for a $33.6 million Embassy Suites Hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. 

Wilmington, NC

June 6, 2014

The City of Wilmington received notification on Friday, June 6 that NC Superior Court Judge Paul L. Jones ruled in the city’s favor regarding a challenge about the city’s conformance with a 2006 legal agreement outlining how the convention center hotel could be built. 

Norfolk, VA

February 11, 2014

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

Wilmington, NC

February 5, 2014

Opinion: Hilton’s Owner Shouldn’t Try To Block The Convention Center Hotel

Wilmington, NC

February 4, 2014

Years after Wilmington began seeking a developer to build an upscale hotel next to the downtown convention center, the city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a deal for a $33.6 million Embassy Suites on the riverfront.

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