Encounter 2016 – The Venue

The Sheraton Wilmington South hotel is the setting for the Brandywine region’s Encounter 2016, which will be held August 10-13, 2016. This is the first time that there has been an Encounter held at a hotel in Delaware. This hotel was completely renovated 3 years ago and is a fantastic venue. The entire 2nd floor that overlooks the huge lobby is being taken up by our group, with Hospitality, Regalia, Registration and tech sessions in close proximity to each other. The Brandywine group has plenty of events planned for the area. Call for reservations. Here is the information:

Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel
365 Airport Road
New Castle, Delaware, 19720
Phone: (302) 328-6200 for reservations.
Mention “Austin Healey Encounter” to get the special rate of $119 plus taxes. Deadline for the room block hold: 10 July 16

The hotel is located right on I-95, just south of Wilmington, in New Castle, Delaware. You can see it from I-95. If you don’t fancy taking the Healey on the interstate, try the back road route – from the north I like to take PA route 100 south to Delaware State Route 141, which goes right by the hotel. It is a twisty road through some rural areas.

The hotel has designated Healey parking in the large outdoor lot, and for a mere $20 for the entire event, you can have indoor overnight parking for your Healey. The parking garage will be opened up for 1 hour in the evening and one hour in the morning for you to store and remove your car. If you need to go in or out at other times, you can make arrangements with the hotel staff. The staff can send someone down to check you into or out of the garage, which is underneath the hotel. There are only 45 spaces available, so send in your registration form early to make sure that you get a space. They are available to the first 45 to register and reserve a spot. I suggest that you book now to get your overnight parking space. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle that can be booked to take small groups to local attractions.

There are three classes of rooms that have been reserved for us. The traditional double room, which is a regular hotel room that you can have with one king bed or two double beds. The junior suite has a king bed, and also has a refrigerator and microwave. The Deluxe Suite has one king bed plus a pull-out couch. It also has an oversized bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower, and many provide a dining table for four. If you are bringing the family, you can combine a Deluxe Suite with a traditional double room for a 2-bedroom suite experience. Complimentary wifi is provided in all of the hotel rooms.

GET THIS – ALL OF THE ROOMS ARE THE SAME PRICE! That’s right, just $119 per night for any of the rooms or suites. They are available on a first-come, first served basis. I suggest that you book now to get your choice of room.

Double Room

Double Room

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

King Suite

King Suite