PM Hospitality Strategies names Daniel Zwim General Manager of 180-key Westin Wilmington in Delaware
PM Hospitality Strategies (PMHS), a hotel management company, today announced that it has named Daniel Zwim general manager of the soon-to-open, 180-room Westin Wilmington in Delaware. Scheduled to open in spring of 2014, the hotel is owned in a joint venture comprised of Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital. PMHS is overseeing construction, providing pre-opening services and will operate the hotel upon opening.
“David’s longstanding familiarity with the Westin brand, coupled with his regional expertise in the mid-Atlantic area, made him an ideal selection to lead this hotel to become the market leader,” said Joseph Bojanowski, PMHS president. “His leadership style of building energetic, motivated teams that in turn strive to provide the finest service to guests undoubtedly will help make this hotel the destination for business and leisure travelers to this waterfront district.”
A 30-year hospitality veteran, Zwim began his career in food & beverages, holding a number of increasingly important positions within Marriott Corporation that culminated in becoming the company’s executive chef. From there, he moved into operations, holding such positions as room service manager of the Four Seasons Resort Aviara, rooms division manager of the Westin William Penn Hotel and director of operations at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.
“I look forward to introducing the Westin brand and all it can provide both guests and the community to Wilmington,” said Zwim. “Having worked exclusively with the Westin brand for the past 15 years, I believe I have a unique perspective on what this hotel is capable of becoming, and along with my team, we will work towards making that vision a reality.”
Connected to the Chase Convention Center on the Riverfront, the four-star hotel is located at 815 Justison Street, near such local attractions as Frawley Stadium, Delaware Theater Company, Delaware Children’s Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and a 15-screen IMAX theater. The hotel will offer 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, as well as a legal center, full-service restaurant, Westin WORKOUT? Gym, indoor pool and 24-hour business center.