About Us

Elegant Cuisine :: Lindsay Docherty Photography

A local landmark, an internationally renowned world-class historic hotel, the pride of Delaware, and world headquarters of a global Fortune-500 corporation, Hotel du Pont has many stories to tell. In Wilmington, Delaware, in the heart of the picturesque and historic Brandywine Valley, the Hotel du Pont is as rich in history as it is in atmosphere. The Hotel du Pont will take you back to a time of craftsmanship and courtesy, a time of ease and elegance, a time of sophistication and style.

The twelve-story Italian Renaissance hotel was commissioned by DuPont Company president Pierre S. du Pont, and opened in 1913, after a two-and-half year labor of love by French and Italian craftsmen who carved, gilded, and painted this exceptional story to life. From the lavish splendor of the hotel lobby, to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, every hue and detail speaks of a thoughtful eye and a gracious mind.

Elegant Cuisine :: Philip Gabriel Photography

Hotel du Pont instantly earned international fame upon opening in 1913, rivalry the finest hotels of New York City and European capitals. Expansion of the property in 1918 brought further enhancements, with the additions of the Gold Ballroom and Du Barry Room, and the DuPont Theatre. Since opening, Hotel du Pont has reigned as the centerpiece of Wilmington Delaware and Brandywine Valley corporate and social life, now approaching 100 years of being the place to see and be seen.

Today Hotel du Pont remains committed to retaining the warmth and splendor that have made us so highly regarded for almost a century. Hotel du Pont offers a variety of world-class amenities and services to cater to your every need including 24-hour In Room Dining, high-speed internet access, concierge services, on-site fitness center, and renowned dining and event facilities that continue to astound and delight.

Hotel du Pont welcomes you to the perfect venue to tell your own story, whether a romantic weekend getaway or an energetic hunt for top cultural and entertainment attractions. Whatever your reason for visiting, you will experience the finest personal service, and prompt attention to every detail. You will see why so many of our guests return to visit us again and again. Hotel du Pont, in the future as in the past, offers award winning cuisine, world-class accommodations, and internationally renowned entertainment all in one place; truly a legendary story.


11th & Market Streets, Wilmington Delaware 19801 800-441-9019 | T. 302-594 3100