Crowne Plaza Wilmington North Launches New Program to Accommodate Collegiate Sports Teams

Industry: Hotels

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North has created a custom version of its nationally recognized WOW Program to target the unique needs of collegiate sports teams and coaches.

Wilmington, DE (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2017 

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North (CPWN), which is ranked #1 in TripAdvisor’s guest reviews of hotels in its market, has created a custom version of its nationally recognized WOW Program to target the unique needs of collegiate sports teams and coaches.  The hotel’s WOW Program is an exclusive guest services initiative that has helped CPWN to achieve high guest satisfaction ratings, top reviews on Google and Expedia, and the InterContinental Hotel Group’s Year Over Year Improvement Award.


“When teams stay with us for their games or matches against colleges in Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, and northern or southern Delaware, we fully understand their specific pre-game and post-game needs,” says Alison Walter, Sales Manager at Crowne Plaza Wilmington North.  “We’re then able to deliver a variety of full service perks that make their visits more comfortable, enjoyable, and productive than they’ve ever experienced in their away game or tournament travels.”

CPWN’s service offerings for collegiate teams include:

●     A welcome table with complimentary team-customized water bottles, trail mix packs, and snacks

●     Lobby decorations featuring the team’s colors, logo, and mascot

●     Separate, private areas for team and coaches meetings

●     Post-game dinner with a team-themed menu featuring selections and dishes that accommodate players’ training diets (high protein, low and/or high carbohydrate, etc.)

“We’ve stayed at a lot of hotels for our away games, and we’ve never had the kind of first class treatment that Crowne Plaza Wilmington North delivered,” says Tom Glynn, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Nichols College in Dudley, MA, who was recently named the 2016-17 Worcester Area College Basketball Association Coach of the Year.  “The greetings and attention that we received, the meeting areas that our players and coaches were able to use, and the ability for us to eat at the hotel and not have to travel to off-premises restaurants made everything easier for the players and coaches, and totally eliminated any stress during our four day stay in March ‘17 for an NCAA Tournament.  The fact that our players shared their positive experiences at the hotel on social media was proof of how much they enjoyed it.”

For more information about CPWN's programs for collegiate teams and their coaches, contact Alison Walter (302-791-4611, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

About Crowne Plaza Wilmington North

Located near the Philadelphia International Airport, Crowne Plaza Wilmington North is in Claymont, DE, just north of Wilmington. Our hotel, which is ranked #1 in TripAdvisor’s customer reviews of hotels in the market, is in a perfect location for business and leisure travelers with the amenities to please both. With over 190 comfortable rooms and suits, a top rated restaurant, complimentary WiFi, a sparkling outdoor pool, and a health and fitness center, you’ll find whole new ways to relax and recharge when you stay at our hotel. Release


Inaugural Splendor Fest Benefiting DC’s Local Homeless Community


            (Washington, DC) -  Meant 2 Live Foundation and IMPACT Collective have partnered to host their Inaugural Splendor Festival that will take place on July 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Franklin Square in Washington, DC. This free event will provide a unique experience consisting of live music, inspirational speeches, and aid D.C.'s homeless community.


            Through an effort to give back, homeless attendees are provided transportation to and from shelters to the event. These special VIP guests will be greeted with free haircuts, warm catered meals, ice cold beverages, and a game truck for their amusement. Blessing bags containing toiletries, healthy snacks, and other necessities will be gifted.


A mobile health clinic will offer medical screenings for all guests. The Department of Employment will be available at the event for training sessions, focusing on job readiness and occupational skills. The Department of Human Services will be aiding attendees with housing support and services.


            Entertainment for the festival will feature inspirational guest speaker, Pastor Marcus Gill and live music ranging from Contemporary, Gospel, Rap, to the Top 40. Performing during the festival will be Special Occasions, Nehemiah, Tamika Moore, Tony M-Band, and Jason Saitta.


            Founder of Meant 2 Live Foundation, Eddie Fam, began Splendor Ministry to benefit and bring together the local community. Taking the initiative to help the growing number of individuals that find themselves homeless, Fam provides a chance to impact those that are disadvantaged through Splendor Fest. Fam expresses, “The purpose of this event is to be a hope to the hopeless, and to bring a bright light into the darkest areas of our Nation’s Capital.”


            With their partnership, IMPACT Collective and Meant 2 Live Foundation created Splendor to serve homeless families, at-risk youth, prisoners, and those facing addictions. As a revival mission of utilizing the universal power of music, they give those impoverished a VIP experience. Through Gospel and worship concerts they impact lives by bringing inspirational and hopeful messages to those who are in the greatest need of encouragement.


For more information on this event or how you can get involved please visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Paige Shahryary

IMPACT Collective | Director of Operations 

1100 N. Glebe Rd. #1010 Arlington, VA 22201
Tel # 703.224.8039 

Programs Manager: Meant 2 Live Foundation 
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