28 Sep Gillis Gilkerson Completes Tru by Hilton—Ocean City’s Newest Bayside Hotel
SALISBURY, MARYLAND – September 28, 2020 – 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
As award-winning Gillis Gilkerson enters its fifth decade in business on Delmarva, the firm has established a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management, general contracting, and real estate development firms on the Peninsula. The team offers a broad and deep understanding of all commercial asset types, including medical, general office, industrial, hospitality, mercantile, restaurants, retail and more. As a collective of creative problem solvers, Gillis Gilkerson is capable of stepping beyond the call of duty of traditional contractor to assist with more in-depth development tasks, including land purchase, building program development and turnkey project and property management. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, and leasing agents to manage the process of both development and construction from concept to completion.