WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center is officially open in the city’s Convention District.
Situated along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, the Aloft has seven stories and 125 rooms. Amenities include a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, full-service restaurant (Atlantic Restaurant & Wine Loft, slated to open in 2022), ground level bar (WXYZ), rooftop bar and bistro (aView), specialty coffee and pastry café (Aloft Coffee Bar), meeting rooms, banquet rooms, guest services, outdoor terraces, a fitness center, service kitchen, and an outdoor pool. Guests can host weddings and private events on the rooftop looking out across the river. One of the hotel’s more unique features is a pedestrian- and pet-friendly “Front Yard.” The outdoor space offers seating, a firepit, and music, and it is connected to WXYZ bar for outdoor beverage service.
It is connected to the 100-year-old Coastline Center, which was renovated as part of the project. The historic building now houses the hotel’s lobby and an additional 3,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Coastline Center was constructed in the late 19th century for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad and was used as its headquarters from the early 1900s to the 1960s. The restoration and conversion of the building began in 1989, preserving the historic character of the building while providing the services and amenities available for today’s guests and events.
“The Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center blends historic charm with modern services and amenities, just like Wilmington’s riverfront setting, so we are especially excited to add the new property to our Convention District offerings,” said Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As meetings and events begin to return, we are well positioned to fill the demand for groups looking for less-crowded destinations, an abundance of outdoor activities and open space, and venues that offer outdoor meeting and event space.”