OTO Development Opens Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront Along Maryland Coastline
June 7, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront has made its debut along the Maryland coastline. The 12-story, 170-room property reopened Friday, May 26, following an extensive renovation that brings an elevated aesthetic — and a new brand identity — to the heart of a city widely acclaimed as the East Coast’s favorite vacation destination.
The new Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront is owned and operated by South Carolina-based OTO Development, which is part of The Johnson Group.
The new Hilton Garden Inn comprises 170 rooms, each with a spacious ensuite balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and all designed with soft furniture and thoughtful conveniences to ensure guests feel right at home. Amenities include an indoor pool, a well-equipped 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.
Solstice features a chef-curated menu centered around market-fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
Local flair is likewise incorporated throughout Hilton Garden Inn’s fresh new look. The custom-built reception desk, for example, is highlighted by an overhead art installation by Jeff Auxer of Berlin, Maryland, featuring nearly 200 glass plates that portray a school of fish. An intriguing, abstract ceiling installation resembles the sand dunes of the beach, creating depth and texture while reminding travelers why they’ve come.
OTO partnered on the Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront project with //3877, designer; First Finish, interior general contractor; Valcourt Building Services, exterior general contractor; and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), structural engineer.
Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Beachfront is located at 2800 Baltimore Ave. in Ocean City, Maryland. The property is in the heart of a destination that attracts more than 8 million visitors every year. A popular drive-market destination for travelers from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, among others, the town features 10 miles of beach, 2.5 miles of classic boardwalk and 17 golf courses. It’s also home to the annual White Marlin Open fishing tournament.
Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Beachfront is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 19 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their rooms and access their rooms using a Digital Key.