by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 10, 2018
The 186-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront Hotel has debuted adjacent to the Wilmington (N.C.) Convention Center. 
"We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of a convention center hotel since the convention center opened, so this is a very exciting time for us," said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. "The new Embassy Suites will allow us to satisfy the demand for larger groups in the downtown River District area and in on-site accommodations from a wider variety of groups and conventions."
All guest suites (except the one-room kings) feature a separate sleeping room, living area, mini bar, refrigerator, microwave, two flat-screen TVs, a dining table, a desk and WiFi. Guests to the hotel are welcomed with a complimentary made-to-order breakfast and a two-hour manager's evening reception.
The new property features 6,600 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and a fitness center. The Steam Restaurant & Bar offers views of the Cape Fear River and serves seafood as well as Southern-style cuisine. The No. 9 bar and restaurant, which will soon open on the 4,003-square-foot roof deck, will feature views of the river and downtown Wilmington, and will have 25 beers on tap, including choices from many North Carolina and Wilmington breweries, along with a menu of small-plate items.