Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

Holiday Inn & Suites

Ocean City, MD

Holiday Inn

Gillis Gilkerson began pre-construction services for the new Holiday Inn & Suites on 17th Street in Ocean City in 1999. In order to meet the owner’s aggressive schedule, this project morphed into a multi-phase project. Phase one included the demolition of an existing hotel on the south side of the property and the start of vertical construction of the new hotel. The team was able to meet the owner’s budget which allowed phase two to commence with the demolition of another existing hotel and vertical construction on the north side. Phase three of the project included an indoor pool, two restaurants and additional ocean view hotel rooms.

The finished product includes 210 rooms, two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor pool, an oceanfront splash park, restaurants, a fitness center and meeting rooms. All the suite style rooms are equipped with sitting areas, full kitchens, a bathroom, bedroom and some include a Jacuzzi style tub.
The team overcame unique challenges in keeping the phase one tower weather tight while joining the phase two section with the phase three portion of the hotel. They also mastered the scope and size of the overall build with tight lot lines and clearances, as it covered an entire ocean front block in Ocean City.

In its time, Holiday Inn 17th Street was the largest hotel in the resort town to offer suite style rooms for visiting families and travelers.

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What Our Clients Say

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your recent generosity of providing the services for the installation of a wheelchair ramp for Ms. Anderson.  This ramp will allow her accessibility to the Wicomico Transit van needed for transportation to Deer’s Head Center where she undergoes kidney dialysis three times a week.”

~ Bill Brill,
Superintendent of Transit
Wicomico Transit

“I want to commend and thank (Gillis Gilkerson) for your firm’s cooperation and commitment to the construction of the City’s new fire stations and headquarters facility … There’s no doubt in my mind that you have indeed established your credibility as a desirable vendor for future City projects. I would recommend your firm to anyone … ”

~ David B. See,
City of Salisbury Fire Department

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

“Gillis Gilkerson has completed three major projects on the Wor-Wic Community College campus since 2006 … We are extremely pleased with and proud of these buildings … beautiful facilities that function as planned … (and we) would be delighted to work with them again.”

~ Murray K. Hoy,
Wor-Wic Community College

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

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