Exterior Brings Low-Maintenance to Seaside Resort

Bethany Beach has been an idyllic beach escape on Delaware’s Eastern Shore since 1901, with its famous boardwalk, charming shops and attractions and a quaintness that echoes its founders’ charter as “a haven of rest for quiet people.” In recent years, a surge in tourism created the need for more hotel rooms, but with designs that met the town’s goals for charming facades that blend seamlessly with the seaside environment. To meet this need, Marriott Hotels proposed a unique version of its Residence Inn brand – Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, a resort hotel with the same quaintness and cottage comfort that the shore town is known for.