Tuesday was a landmark day for the Holiday Inn property toward the north end of Wrightsville Beach. The property has officially completed its major renovation, renamed Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort.
“The new name is inspired by the rich history of an iconic pavilion built in 1905 to showcase the wonders of electricity while drawing people to the beach,” said a press release from the property owner. , OTO Development, part of the Johnson Group.
OTO Development acquired the Holiday Inn in December 2020 and soon after embarked on the process of renovating the hotel at 1706 N. Lumina Ave.
Three dining facilities debut as part of Lumina on Wrightsville Beach. The main restaurant, Solstice Oceanfront Kitchen + Cocktails, serves “fine American coastal cuisine and signature beverages,” according to the statement. The open-air Surfside Beach Bar & Grille offers “tropical libations and bar bites,” while Longboard Coffee + Market is a combination of drinks, necessities, and souvenir vendors inside the hotel.
The Solstice Oceanfront Kitchen + Cocktails, open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a full bar. The bar closes at 10 p.m.
A sports-themed bar, TwinFins Taproom, is also in the works but has yet to open.
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