FENWICK ISLAND, DE—Real Hospitality Group Inc. (RHG) has opened an upscale hotel on Fenwick Island. The 65-room Fenwick Shores, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay with views and beach access. The island is home to some of the region’s most pristine beaches and charming collection of shops and dining. Designed to celebrate the island’s unique past, Fenwick Shores honors the local history of merchant ships and the tradition of extending hospitality to travelers with nautical details, textures and finishes that are woven into the guest experience. In keeping with the rich history of the island, interior designer Susan Kirkpatrick reached out to several local artisans and historians who were engaged to contribute. Town Historian Dale Clifton and Winnie and Tracey Lewis provided detailed accounts that inspired the names of the lounges and event rooms.
“Fenwick Shores is a distinctive resort-style hotel that is perfect for today’s leisure traveler who wants a getaway that is within driving distance to their home,” said Ben Seidel, CEO/president, Real Hospitality Group Inc. “The hotel’s location on the Delaware Coast makes it easily accessible for families along the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast who want to vacation in a captivating destination. We worked carefully with the residents of Fenwick Island to assure that the hotel complements the history and charm of this small resort town.”
The opening of this property marks the continued growth of RHG’s portfolio which has added seven additional properties and more than 1,300 guestrooms in the past six months to its management portfolio.
Located beachfront on historic Fenwick Island, the hotel is close to Fenwick Island State Park, Discoversea Shipwreck Museum, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse and the Fenwick Boardwalk. The focal point of the hotel’s public space is a custom-crafted blown glass chandelier by artist Jeffery Auxer. The large guestrooms and suites are designed to accommodate families with kitchens, a sectional sleeper sofa and private balconies with ocean or bayside views.
For dining, Mooncussers has American dishes or guests may enjoy the more casual Shipwrecked, for poolside dining and signature cocktails. Resort amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, beachside lounge chairs, a fitness center and 24-hour market. Some 1,560 sq. ft. of well-appointed event space provide a venue for events and small meetings.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fenwick Shores is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay. The new standards under Hilton CleanStay include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to show that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, additional cleaning of common areas and items, contactless check-in, innovative disinfection technology and flexible housekeeping options.