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New Crystal Beach Hotel opens in old Riviera Motel spot

Jun 22, 2017
Gillis Gilkerson construction management and general contracting firm announced it has completed the new Crystal Beach Hotel at 2500 Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City.

(June 23, 2017) Gillis Gilkerson construction management and general contracting firm announced it has completed the new Crystal Beach Hotel at 2500 Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City.

“Contributing to the growth of a family legacy has offered us a unique and rewarding opportunity,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “We are excited this hotel is already attracting attention and visitors for the 2017 summer season in Ocean City.”

“They stayed on track, built it on time, on budget and delivered a great hotel product,” said Patrick Leary, project manager for the owner. “From the concrete and painting to the punch-out man, we were very happy with the professionalism and quality of all of the sub-contractors Gillis Gilkerson brought on board to make it happen.”

The new 54,000-square-foot hotel is located where the Riviera Motel once stood until it was demolished in December 2015. The new hotel accommodates 63 guest rooms on four floors and includes a conference room, restaurant and an outdoor pool complete with a splash zone and tiki bar.  Fisher Architecture designed the building which required them to merge three sites into one.

“The Fisher team was great to work with,” Leary said. “They did a fabulous job at keeping the look of the original hotel in mind yet enhanced it with more modern features that complemented the old design.”

“A family-owned project like Crystal Beach is something our team takes very seriously,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture. “We want to make sure the final product delivers everything they visualized it would be from the beginning. We are glad we could deliver a distinct style that stays true to the original hotel yet makes the structure as a whole, stand out from the rest along the avenue.”

Gillis Gilkerson Project Manager Mike Truitt and Sperintendent Bill Schiavo completed the hotel within 14 months.

The project was done for a returning client, for whom, Gillis Gilkerson previously built the original Crystal Beach Hotel on 25th Street and the Boardwalk, The Haven Hotel on First Street and the Boardwalk and Haven Suites on First Street & Baltimore Ave in Ocean City. For more information, visit www.gillisgilkerson.com.

 

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