Blue Water Development Expands Portfolio of Oceanfront Hotels

Ocean City, Md. (May 25, 2018) – Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, announced today a progress report for Aloft Ocean City as well as the acquisition of Atlantic Oceanfront Inn and Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach. This brings the company’s hotel portfolio to eight.

Construction is underway on the five-story, 120-room Aloft, which sits at the southwest corner of Ocean City’s quickly-redeveloping 45th Street Village, in March. Once complete, the open concept luxury hotel will be equipped with beautifully appointed common areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor and outdoor pool, and private balconies overlooking the bay. It will also feature two bay-facing banquet spaces, a total of 4,200 square-feet, will be ideal for both business groups and weddings.

“This is Blue Water’s first new construction in Ocean City, and I’ve loved watching it progress from blueprint to reality,” said Todd Burbage, Blue Water co-owner. “Aloft was designed with a modern, open-air style that incorporates the look and feel of the ocean environment, and I can’t wait for guests to begin experiencing it next year.”

Burbage could say the same about the newest additions to the portfolio, the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn and Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, where guests are already experiencing the winning combination of beachside beauty and Blue Water hospitality.

“We’re excited to add the Atlantic Oceanfront and the Holiday Inn Express to the Blue Water family,” said Jack Burbage, Blue Water co-owner and Todd’s father. “They may be in different states but, like all of our properties, their locations and features provide everything that’s needed for guests to have an exceptional stay.”

At the southeast corner of 45th Street, just down the street from Aloft, the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn offers recently-renovated rooms and suites, half of which are oceanfront; modern amenities including complimentary beach chairs; and a pristine outdoor pool. The Inn is a short walk to many of Ocean City’s most popular restaurants and attractions and, with the ocean just steps away, is the perfect location for a family vacation or long beach weekend.

Half an hour up Coastal Highway from 45th Street, The Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach is ideal for beachgoers or business travelers looking for a locale that’s a bit quieter than Ocean City. The certified-green hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, and 1,400 square-foot meeting room, plus the famous Express Start Breakfast. In addition, the Inn is a stone’s throw from not only the beach but also plenty of great restaurants and outlet stores where guests can tax-free shop ‘til they drop.

Aloft Ocean City will be located at 4501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 and is scheduled to open spring 2019.

Atlantic Oceanfront Inn is located at 4501 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. For reservations or to learn more, visit or call 1-800-641-0011.

Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach is located at 39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. For reservations or to learn more, visit or call 1-888-HOLIDAY.

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