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A landmark hotel with waterfront views

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Hotel Ballast, located on the historic Downtown waterfront, is a celebration of Wilmington’s time-honored maritime past. With many original characteristics, including an original spiral staircase and impressive drive aisle, our uniquely uplifting hotel pays respect to the local history – all complemented by modern Southern hospitality.

Amenities

Perfect for

Take it all in.

  • Set in the bustling Downtown Historic District, we’re within walking distance of shopping, monuments, nightlife and over 50 restaurants. Enjoy the water taxi which leaves from our dock at scheduled times throughout the day. Our staff are on hand to provide local knowledge so you can uncover the hidden Wilmington and revel like a resident off-the-beaten-track.

Total rooms 272
Total Meeting Space 18840 sq. ft.
Check-In 4 pm
Check-Out 11 am
ParkingSelf Parking: $12 Valet Parking: $16
PetsService animals only
100% non-smokingNo smoking on the premises
Hotel currencyUS Dollar ($)

Rooms with water views.

Inspired by the nautical history with natural elements from the Cape Fear and the surrounding areas.

Standard Guest Room Historic View Sleeps 2-4

Standard Guest Room Historic ViewSleeps 2-4

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Wake up to charming views of historic downtown Wilmington. The space features local artwork and granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • One king or two double beds
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Desk and Herman Miller chair
Standard Guest Room River View Sleeps 2-4

Standard Guest Room River ViewSleeps 2-4

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Get a feel for our neighborhood with panoramic Cape Fear River views. Perks include granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • One king or two double beds
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Desk and Herman Miller chair
Junior Suite Historic View Sleeps 5

Junior Suite Historic ViewSleeps 5

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There’s more room to relax in this junior suite. Enjoy the separate living area with sofa bed, and granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • Two double beds
  • Extended living area
  • Sofa bed
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Desk and Herman Miller chair
One Bedroom Suite Sleeps 3

One Bedroom SuiteSleeps 3

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This comfortable and stylish suite features a parlor area with adjoining bedroom. Additional benefits include granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • One king bedroom
  • Separate living area
  • Two LCD TVs
  • Sofa bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work area
One Bedroom Suite Historic View Sleeps 3

One Bedroom Suite Historic ViewSleeps 3

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Admire historic city views from your one-bedroom suite with a separate parlor. Additional benefits include granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • One king bedroom
  • Separate living area
  • Two LCD TVs
  • Sofa bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work area
One Bedroom Bridal Suite Sleeps 2

One Bedroom Bridal SuiteSleeps 2

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This ninth-floor suite, with historic city views, is the perfect addition to any celebration. Get ready in style in the parlor with three lit-up vanities.

  • One king bedroom
  • Two separate living areas
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • Two LCD TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Additional half-bathroom
Mobility Accessible Guest Room River View Sleeps 2

Mobility Accessible Guest Room River ViewSleeps 2

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Tranquility awaits in this mobility accessible room with river views. The space features local artwork and granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • Roll-in shower
  • One king bed
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Desk and Herman Miller chair

Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Mobility Accessible Guest Room City View Sleeps 2-4

Mobility Accessible Guest Room City ViewSleeps 2-4

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This mobility accessible guest room comes with more space and artwork by Wilmington locals. Additional benefits include granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Accessible tub
  • LCD TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work area

Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Mobility & Hearing Accessible Suite Sleeps 4

Mobility & Hearing Accessible SuiteSleeps 4

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Your mobility and hearing accessible suite comes with more space and artwork by Wilmington locals. Additional benefits include granite bathroom worktops with lit-up vanity.

  • Accessible tub and notification devices
  • Two double beds
  • Separate living area
  • Two LCD TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work area

Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Mobility & Hearing Accessible Suite River View Sleeps 3

Mobility & Hearing Accessible Suite River ViewSleeps 3

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This accessible suite offers serene views of Cape Fear River. Enjoy extra space and a granite bathroom worktop with two lit-up vanities.

  • Roll-in shower and notification devices
  • One king bed
  • Separate living area
  • Sofa bed
  • Two LCD TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work area

Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Every room features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hilton Serenity bed
  • Coffee maker
  • Alarm Cube
  • Telephone
  • Workstation with ergonomic chair
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • LCD TV
  • Evening room service

Hotel Ballast Wilmington,

Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Cotton Exchange Shopping & Dining0.1 miles
Historic district0.3 miles
Wilmington Water Tours0.5 miles
Chandler’s Wharf Shopping Mall0.5 miles
Bellamy Mansion Museum0.6 miles
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours1.4 miles
Airlie Gardens8.6 miles

Location and attractions

Southern Downtown charm meets upscale attractions as Wilmington’s sleepy cobbled streets, boutique shopping and lively festivals unite. All within easy-reach of the hotel, visit restaurants, nightlife or meander on along the famous Riverwalk. Hop on a water taxi, rickshaw or the free trolley to see the sights in a new way.

Nearby places

  • Cotton Exchange Shopping & Dining – 0.1 miles
  • Historic district – 0.3 miles
  • Wilmington Water Tours – 0.5 miles
  • Chandler’s Wharf Shopping Mall – 0.5 miles
  • Bellamy Mansion Museum – 0.6 miles
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours – 1.4 miles
  • Airlie Gardens – 8.6 miles

Hotel Ballast Wilmington,

Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Directions

Free shuttle to and from Wilmington International Airport (ILM), just seven miles from the hotel.

From ILM Airport:

  • South on 23rd Street to Market Street
  • Right onto MLK
  • Parkway to Downtown
  • Right onto Walnut Street
  • Turn left onto N. Water St. The hotel is on the right.

From I-40 E:

  • Head south on I-40 E.
  • Continue onto US-117 S/N College Rd.
  • Turn right onto US-74 W/Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy (signs for Wilmington/Downtown)
  • Continue straight onto N. 3rd St.
  • Turn right onto Walnut St.
  • Turn left onto N. Water St. The hotel is on the right.

From US-74 E:

  • Head east on US-74 E.
  • Merge onto US-17 BUS N.
  • Take the exit toward Front St. N. Merge onto S. Front St.
  • Turn left onto Princess St.
  • Turn right onto N. Water St. The hotel is on the left.

From US-17 N:

  • Head east on US 17 N.
  • Take the exit toward Front St. N.
  • Merge onto S. Front St.
  • Turn left onto Princess St.
  • Turn right onto N. Water St. The hotel is on the left.

Offers and packages

AAA Members Save 5%

AAA and international club members get a 5% discount at participating hotels (subject to availability).

Terms & Conditions

Valid for current AAA/CAA members only. Subject to availability at participating Hilton portfolio hotels. Must present your current and valid AAA/CAA card at check-in. The 5% discount rate relates to the hotel’s Best Available Rate. Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase,  is unrestricted,  non-qualified,  and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. Additional restriction may apply.

This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offer or discounts and is not valid for existing reservations or groups. Offer components are non-transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be used during future stays. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call +1-800-HHONORS (446-6677) or view all Hilton Reservations Worldwide phone numbers. If you are making this reservation by phone, please request Plan Code “AAA Rate” package.

AARP Members Save 5%

Plan your next getaway with great hotel deals in thousands of destinations, including 5% off for AARP members.

Terms & Conditions

Valid for current AARP members only. Subject to availability at participating Hilton portfolio hotels. Must present your current and valid AARP card at check-in. The 5% discount rate relates to the hotel’s Best Available Rate. Best Available Rate is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase,  is unrestricted,  non-qualified,  and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites. Additional restriction may apply.

This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offer or discounts and is not valid for existing reservations or groups. Offer components are non-transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be used during future stays. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call +1-800-HHONORS (446-6677) or view all Hilton Reservations Worldwide phone numbers. If you are making this reservation by phone, please request Plan Code “AARP Rate” package.

Military Family

Save up to 10% with our discount available to military members and their families.

Terms & Conditions

Offer subject to availability at participating hotels in the Hilton Honors portfolio within the Americas. Valid only for guests with valid US or Canadian military ID including active duty, reserve, and retired service members and their spouses and families. Rate valid for leisure stays only and not official government or military travel. Must present your current and valid military identification card at check-in. Rates are valid for single/double occupancy and are exclusive of all taxes, incidental charges, gratuities and resort fees where applicable. Each hotel has a policy addressing deposit requirements, cancellation policies and/or blackout dates that may apply. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call our Internet Customer Center at +1 800 Hilton Honors or view a complete list of Hilton Honors Reservations phone numbers. Please request the “Military Family Rate” or Plan Code “MFR/PGMFR1” at time of booking.

The discount rate relates to the hotel’s Best Available Rate. The Best Available Rate (“BAR”) is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including, but not limited to: membership, corporate, government, promotional, group, packages, unpublished or rates only available on auction websites.

Hilton Honors membership, earning of Points & Miles and redemption of points are subject to Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions.

Park, Stay and Go

Stay at a participating hotel with the Park, Stay & Go Package, and you’ll get parking plus shuttle service to and from select airports. Enjoy peace of mind and great value.

Terms & Conditions

*Offer is subject to availability at participating properties in the Hilton Portfolio of Brands in the Americas. Rates are valid for single/double occupancy and exclusive of all taxes, incidental charges, gratuities and resort fees where applicable. Blackout dates, deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Parking is valid for up to one (1) passenger vehicle per room and complimentary shuttle service to/from airport and/or select cruise port when applicable per registered Guest, per room, per stay upon availability.

Additional fees may apply. Parking for more than 7 days and cruise port shuttle service may be an additional cost. Guests should confirm shuttle schedule and fees with hotel. Additional restrictions may apply. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call our Internet Customer Center at +1 800 HHONORS and request Plan Code PGO or RPPGO1 or the “Park, Stay & Go Package.” Click here to view a complete list of Hilton HHonors Reservations phone numbers.

Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms & Conditions.

Honors Discount Advance Purchase

Book the Advanced Purchase rate and get up to 15% off.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is valid for stays and subject to availability at participating properties in the Hilton portfolio, excluding Tru® by Hilton, throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Package amenities and inclusions for this offer vary by brand and may include daily breakfast, Premium Wi-Fi access, late check-out, on-property retail shop credit or Honors Point Bonus.

Breakfast is valid at hotel-designated restaurants only and excludes alcoholic beverages, in-room dining and gratuity. Breakfast offered and valid for all registered guests at Hampton Inn & Suites™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™, and Embassy Suites Hotels™ and Canopy® by Hilton hotels. At minimum, daily continental breakfast is provided to all registered guests at participating Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Tapestry Collection by Hilton™; at Hilton Garden Inn™, a full breakfast is offered to guests registered to room(s) booked under this rate plan. Late checkout, up to 2p.m. local time, is subject to availability. Where available, guests will also receive daily, in-room Premium Wi-Fi access. Standard in-room Wi-Fi access will substitute where higher speed Wi-Fi is not offered. At properties with mandatory or resort fees, Wi-Fi is not free but is included in the mandatory or resort fee.

Guests staying at Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton, will receive up to $10 in retail credit with each paid night of stay, which will be applied to the folio in the value of credit earned. Credits may be used towards on-property retail purchases made at qualifying outlets, as defined by property. For properties operating in non-U.S. currencies, the prevailing exchange rate equivalent of $10USD to local currency (as determined by the property) will apply. Total retail credit awarded is based on both the number of completed nights and the accumulated total retail spend throughout stay period, whereas the final total credit awarded will not exceed total sum of all retail purchases. Folio credit may be applied towards hotel charges excluding room rate, corresponding taxes, gratuity, or non-qualifying incidental spend as deemed by hotel.

Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. Rates will vary based on individual hotels and specific travel dates selected. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges and resort fees (if applicable). To book by phone within the U.S. or Canada, please call +1-800 4HONORS (446-6667) or view Global Reservation phone numbers. When booking by phone, please request the “Ultimate Escape” Package or Plan Code “HPHWE2/ H1W”. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for groups. No credits or refunds permitted for unused benefits.

Hilton Honors™ membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Honors Terms and Conditions.

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Essential Extras

Enjoy daily breakfast, premium WiFi*, and late checkout**.

*Includes premium Wi-Fi where available.
**Late checkout subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is valid for stays and subject to availability at participating properties in the Hilton portfolio, excluding Tru® by Hilton, throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Package amenities and inclusions for this offer vary by brand and may include daily breakfast, Premium Wi-Fi access, late check-out, on-property retail shop credit or Honors Point Bonus.

Breakfast is valid at hotel-designated restaurants only and excludes alcoholic beverages, in-room dining and gratuity. Breakfast offered and valid for all registered guests at Hampton Inn & Suites™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™, and Embassy Suites Hotels™ and Canopy® by Hilton hotels. At minimum, daily continental breakfast is provided to all registered guests at participating Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Tapestry Collection by Hilton™; at Hilton Garden Inn™, a full breakfast is offered to guests registered to room(s) booked under this rate plan. Late checkout, up to 2p.m. local time, is subject to availability. Where available, guests will also receive daily, in-room Premium Wi-Fi access. Standard in-room Wi-Fi access will substitute where higher speed Wi-Fi is not offered. At properties with mandatory or resort fees, Wi-Fi is not free but is included in the mandatory or resort fee.

Guests staying at Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton, will receive up to $10 in retail credit with each paid night of stay, which will be applied to the folio in the value of credit earned. Credits may be used towards on-property retail purchases made at qualifying outlets, as defined by property. For properties operating in non-U.S. currencies, the prevailing exchange rate equivalent of $10USD to local currency (as determined by the property) will apply. Total retail credit awarded is based on both the number of completed nights and the accumulated total retail spend throughout stay period, whereas the final total credit awarded will not exceed total sum of all retail purchases. Folio credit may be applied towards hotel charges excluding room rate, corresponding taxes, gratuity, or non-qualifying incidental spend as deemed by hotel.

Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. Rates will vary based on individual hotels and specific travel dates selected. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges and resort fees (if applicable). To book by phone within the U.S. or Canada, please call +1-800 4HONORS (446-6667) or view Global Reservation phone numbers. When booking by phone, please request the “Ultimate Escape” Package or Plan Code “HPHWE2/ H1W”. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for groups. No credits or refunds permitted for unused benefits.

Hilton Honors™ membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Honors Terms and Conditions.

© 2018 Hilton Worldwide.

Breakfast and WiFi

Start your morning off right. Recharge with daily breakfast and Premium Internet access when you book the Breakfast and WiFi package.

Terms & Conditions

Offer valid for stays at participating properties in the Hilton portfolio and is subject to availability. Offer includes breakfast for each night’s stay and daily, in-room Premium Internet access (where available) for the duration of the stay. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call our Internet Customer Center at +1 800 Hilton Honors or view a complete list of Hilton Honors Reservations phone numbers. Request the Plan Code “PGBWF1” in the Americas or “PR14BB” in other countries at time of booking.

Offer includes daily, in-room Premium Internet access (where available). Includes breakfast for two adults for each night’s stay. In the Americas, children under five (5) eat without charge when accompanied with a paid adult. In Europe, Middle East and Africa at all brands, children ten (10) and younger eat from the children’s menu without charge when accompanied with a paid adult. In APAC the maximum age of children varies, please confirm with hotel for specific policy. Breakfast is valid at hotel’s designated restaurant and may vary by hotel. Some hotels may not give actual breakfast certificates for this offer, but the offer remains the same. Certificates are not redeemable for cash. Gratuities and taxes are not included. Certificates not valid for room service, after departure or at another hotel. Other restrictions may apply.

Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges or resort fees (if applicable). Offer components are non-transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be applied toward future stays. Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for groups. Hilton Honors™ membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.

Celebration Package

Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine or cider when you arrive and breakfast for two served in your room.

Terms & Conditions

Celebrate in Style Package is offered at participating hotels. Book Plan Code RP. Limited availability; advanced booking required. Rate will vary by property, length of stay and by date. Availability and rate will be confirmed at time of booking. Rates are based on double occupancy and do not include resort/service fees, taxes, incidentals or gratuities. Rate, taxes, applicable dates, advance deposit, credit guarantee and reservation cancellation policies may vary by hotel; please inquire at time of reservation. Not valid for use during convention or meeting dates. Access to health club where available; excludes spa services. Food and beverage portions of offer do not include applicable gratuities and taxes, or alcoholic beverages. Full American breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meat such as bacon or sausage, toast, juice, coffee and breakfast potatoes. On stays beyond one night, buy one lunch or dinner entrée and receive a second one of equal or lesser value at no additional cost.

*Sparkling wine included in package only where permitted by law to those of legal drinking age; non-alcoholic sparkling cider may be substituted upon request.
†Celebrate in Style Package is subject to availability at participating hotels. One breakfast certificate per hotel stay only. One entrée certificate per hotel stay only to be used at the hotel’s designated restaurant.

Go Out

Enjoy added value as you explore LGBT destinations, or make your own memorable moments.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is subject to availability at participating properties in the Hilton Portfolio of Brands. Rates may vary based upon occupancy and are exclusive of all taxes, incidental charges, gratuities and resort fees where applicable. Blackout dates, early departure fees, and deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offer or discounts and is not valid for existing reservations or groups. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call +1 800 HILTONS (445-8667) or view a complete list of Hilton Reservations phone numbers. When booking by phone, please request the “Stay Hilton, Go Out” package or Plan Code “PBSHG2” at time of booking.

Offer includes daily, in-room Premium Internet access (where available), two welcome beverages per stay, late check-out (at 2PM local time; subject to availability) and one (1) digital subscription to Out magazine per stay. Daily Premium Internet is valid for in-room access (where available) and does not apply to meeting rooms and facilities. Two (2) welcome beverages, inclusive of select alcoholic beverages, provided per room, per stay. Service of alcohol is subject to state and local laws. Please contact hotel directly for specific amenity questions. Must be of legal drinking age. Complimentary Out subscriptions are limited to one (1) per week, regardless of the number of individual stays completed in a single “week” (a “week” is defined the seven day period between Sunday – Saturday). Within approximately eight weeks of completing an eligible stay, notification will be sent to the email address (associated with stay) on file with instructions detailing how to receive one (1) one-year digital subscription [inclusive of ten (10) issues] to Out magazine. Current Out subscribers will be processed as a renewal, adding an additional one year term to commence when the current subscription term expires. Fulfillment of subscriptions by Here Publishing will begin with the next published issue of Out’s Digital Edition. Hilton is not responsible for services offered by other participating companies. Offer components are non-transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be used during future stays.

Hilton Honors™ membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.

Senior Savings

Adventure knows no age limit. If you’re age 65 or older, take advantage of our Senior Discount Rates at participating hotels.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels worldwide and to each hotel’s specific booking terms and conditions. Senior rate applies to persons ages 65 or older; age validation is required at check in. Must use Plan Code PGSRN1 when making reservations.

The Senior Rate is discounted a minimum of 5% off the hotel’s Best Available Rate, which is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public. Rates are per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates exclude taxes, gratuities and incidental charges. Offer cannot be combined with other promotional offers, award stays, or meeting/group stays. A maximum of one additional room may be booked at the senior rate for additional family members. Any modification or cancellation of reservations will be subject to the policy set forth by the hotel where reservation is made. Late check-out not available for rooms booked at this rate.

Hilton Honors™ membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions.