Aloft Hotel Grand Opening in Ocean City

Aloft Hotels, in partnership with East Coast hospitality specialists Blue Water Development and Real Hospitality, opened its newest hotel for the next generation of travelers, Aloft Ocean City, with a cocktail reception on May 21. Taking a design-driven, tech-forward approach to modern hospitality, this 120-room, pet-friendly hotel is located in the 45th Street Village on the bayside of Ocean City.

Aloft Ocean City will be equipped with beautifully appointed common areas; a state-of-the-art fitness center; an indoor and outdoor pool, including a poolside bar and private balconies overlooking Isle of Wight Bay. It will also feature two bay-facing event spaces totaling 3,250 square-feet, ideal for both business functions and weddings, as well as a 380 square-foot space perfect for corporate meetings and other intimate gatherings. The hotel is one of the first examples of the refreshed design approach for Aloft Hotels globally; with modern features such as check-in pods, light and airy loft-like guest rooms, public spaces designed for live music events and the latest technology.

“As Blue Water’s first new construction in Ocean City, it’s been thrilling to watch the Aloft come alive and reflect our vibrant coastal atmosphere,” said Todd Burbage, Blue Water co-owner. “The sleek design and energetic vibe can’t be found anywhere else in Ocean City, so we can’t wait for our guests to begin enjoying the Aloft lifestyle in this popular resort town.”


Photography by Todd Dudek


Todd Burbage, Blue Water Development co-owner
Leighton Moore, Jack Burbage and Nick Lambrow
Antwyne Delonde, Bruce Rogers and David Stack
Rafael & Lindsey Correa
Todd Burdeshaw and Lynn Rykowski
Doug Church and Ashley Church
Joel Todd and Pamela Correa
Rafael Correa Sr. & Veronica Correa
Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan with Dale Cathel
Bill Stoops and Mike Cavey
Jodie Noonan, Tammy Patrick and Taylor Stone