Gillis Gilkerson Completes Tru by Hilton—Ocean City’s Newest Bayside Hotel
President Dwight Miller of Gillis Gilkerson recently announced the company’s completion of the new Hilton Tru Hotel at 3401 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland, former home to Planet Maze and Lost Galaxy Golf.
“Project Manager Greg Ennis and Superintendents Bruce West and Chris Deinlein were committed to providing solutions to each challenge they faced amid COVID as the build continued through the summer season in Ocean City,” said Miller. “The completion of a construction project of this scale and magnitude is no small feat, especially during a pandemic.”
“We worked through a number of surprises in the process. Some COVID related and others that were normal in a project of this scope,” said Mike Meoli, Hilton Tru, co-owner. “We were grateful we didn’t have to shut the site down. Gillis Gilkerson was professional in every way and thanks to them we have a wonderful hotel that is now open for business.”
The 53,000 square foot hotel includes five floors with 105 rooms, 104 parking spaces and a designated bus shelter. The Hilton Tru enterprise brand is targeted as an affordable option for millennial travelers that offers smaller, more cost-efficient rooms, an indoor pool and larger community space. The lobby is broken up into quadrants which include pods for workspace, a traditional breakfast area, a gaming section and a social lounge with couches.
“Gillis Gilkerson was great to work with,” said Keith Martin, Hilton Tru, co-owner. “Their communication and follow up was outstanding and the construction timelines were spot on.”
About Gillis Gilkerson
In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.