Hotel du Pont

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Four Delaware newlywed couples say they've had thousands of dollars' worth of gifts stolen from them during separate weddings at Hotel du Pont.

Three couples told the Delaware News Journal that they think the cards went missing when hotel staff delivered champagne to the locked, unattended bridal suite as the couples socialized with guests downstairs.

The Wilmington Police Department says it's investigating four theft reports from the hotel since October 2018.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - DuPont will sell the historic Hotel du Pont in Wilmington to the Buccini/Pollin Group.

Dupont and BPG announced in a statement Tuesday that they have reached an agreement and the closing is expected on Feb. 28.

The hotel will continue to operate under the Hotel du Pont name and BPG's hotel management affiliate, PM Hotel Group, will operate the hotel. BPG recently announced the acquisition of the DuPont Building that houses the hotel.

The Hotel du Pont is apologizing for abruptly canceling the reservations made for around a half a dozen homeless people to spend the night on Christmas.

The reservation were made by Scott Senge as a gift but three hours before check in the hotel told him the reservations were canceled because of safety concerns for other guests.

Yesterday, another report said that the hotel did not believe the homeless would have the proper identification.

The cost of the room was $639.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware man says he's devastated after a luxury hotel thwarted his plan to give five homeless people a warm bed and a hot shower on Christmas night
Matt Senge of Newark tells WDEL-AM that he booked a two-bedroom suite at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington for $639 on Christmas, and told hotel managers and the reservation clerk about the gift.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Two months after announcing that it was suspending its 2012-2013 season, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra now plans to keep on playing.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that starting in October, the orchestra will perform a four-concert chamber series at the Hotel du Pont. And beginning in January, it will stage at least four additional concerts.