OCEAN CITY, MD. — Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront has made its debut along the Maryland coastline, according to a press release by owner and operator OTO Development. The 12-story, 170-room property reopened on Friday following an extensive renovation.
“We’re delighted to bring Hilton Garden Inn’s better, brighter experience to Ocean City,” says Lorrie Miller, general manager, who heads the hotel’s leadership team alongside Lauri Reynolds, director of sales, and Gennady Osipov, director of food and beverage. “It matters where you stay. And staying here means a well-appointed oceanfront room and private balcony, with nothing but sand between you and the water.”
The new Hilton Garden Inn comprises 170 rooms, each with a ensuite balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, an oceanfront rocking chair porch and 3,000 square feet of meeting/event space with a gracious ballroom. There are two onsite F&B venues, too: Coastline Café & Creamery and Solstice Oceanfront Bar & Grill.
“Coastline is nestled in the hotel lobby for fresh, all-day convenience plus a little sweet fun,” said Osipov. “Solstice, meanwhile, makes the most of its on-the- water setting to serve up stunning views with spectacular food.”
Solstice features a chef-curated menu centered around market-fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the release said.
“Solstice specializes in coastal-American dishes with an emphasis on local seafood and signature crabcakes,” Osipov says. “Our indoor- outdoor bar offers a long and merry list of handcrafted drinks: everything from signature cocktails and mocktails to the most delightful dessert concoctions. Our beer and wine lists feature favorites from a local vineyard and several local breweries.”
Locally sourced items include seasonal produce from Baywater Farms, Fifer Orchards and Vessey Orchards; wine from Salted Vines Vineyard; craft beer from Dogfish Head Brewery and Big Oyster Brewery; desserts from Smith Island Baking Co.; and ice cream from Hopkins Dairy Farm. The hotel shop carries a variety of Maryland snacks and beverages along with handcrafted items from popular regional artisans.
“This renovation brings a modern, elevated aesthetic to our property while still paying homage to the iconic Ocean City vibe,” Miller says. “The design exudes a true sense of place via regional artwork and pops of coastal color, texture and style.”