The Hive boutique hotel opens fully in Wilmington after hurricane recovery


The Hive boutique hotel in downtown Wilmington has now opened its doors following a project to recover the business after a hurricane.

The new hotel concept is owned by Robert Rosenberg, who acquired the original building in 2009, and comprises 14 bedrooms situated at 505 North Second St.

The first of six suites opened last year, while the remaining eight rooms were officially launched this month after repair work from Hurricane Florence.

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Rosenberg worked with developer Kaylie O’Connor on the refurbishment project with the interiors designed by Robin Hertzog.

In 2009, the building was initially rented as eight apartments on long-term leases with one used to house Monacares, a former online caregiving program that was founded by Rosenberg.

Eventually, the apartments were used for Airbnb rentals, and as Rosenberg was building six new suites, Hurricane Florence stormed through the region taking the roof off the building and damaging all apartments, requiring the whole building to be gutted.

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