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Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Build Hilton Tru in Ocean City, Maryland

Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Build Hilton Tru in Ocean City, Maryland

SALISBURY, MD – June 10, 2019 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted Construction Management, General Contracting and Development firms on Delmarva, today announced the start of construction on the new Hilton Tru Hotel at 3401 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland, former home to Planet Maze and Lost Galaxy Golf.

“It’s exciting to be a part of the team that is introducing a new Hilton brand to Ocean City,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Deep Blue Hospitality and building a comfortable and cost-efficient space for millennial visitors to enjoy.”    

The 53,000 square foot hotel will include five floors with 105 rooms, 104 parking spots and additional space designated as a 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 social area with sofa and couches.

“We are on track to open by late April / early May of 2020,” Mike Meoli, Deep Blue Hospitality, LLC.  “Our experience working with the Gillis Gilkerson team has been positive and we look forward to seeing the hotel come to fruition in the near future as we can continue to build through the summer season in Ocean City.”

Gillis Gilkerson project manager Greg Ennis and superintendents Bruce West and Chris Deinlein are making progress on the hotel’s foundation and are on schedule to complete the 15-month project on time and on budget for the client.

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 35th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted Construction Management and General Contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new building construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries, including medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, retail and schools. Gillis Gilkerson’s full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turn-key project management, permitting and approvals, property management, marketing, purchase, leasing and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


What Our Clients Say

“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

“Palmer and Dwight personally came to see me to talk about the development. I am very comfortable working with Dwight and know that Gillis Gilkerson has a reputation for getting things done and getting them done on time.”

~ Todd Ferrente,
Park Place Plaza

“I have not seen anyone as professional and great to deal with than your company and the people work for it, from you [Palmer] to the that person who’s a laborer. I’ll share that from my heart with our community.


~ Tony Taphipour
Owner of Pure Fitness

“The original roof was only seven years old so finding out that we needed a whole new roof – the hard way – was disappointing. The team from Gillis Gilkerson addressed every single concern we had from the very beginning. They even called me on July 4th when we had bad storms in the area and asked if they could get inside the church to make sure everything was safe and secure. Now that’s commitment.”

~ Bruce Glisson,
Executive Pastor,
Allen Memorial Baptist Church

“Gillis Gilkerson is always a pleasure to work with. They assisted with the permitting process from the beginning and have a great reputation for being on time and on budget while delivering a quality product. Delaware is growing and Rt. 113 is a hot spot making Millsboro the crossroads of Delmarva. We are excited to build a new business for locals and travelers alike.”

~ Michael Abercrombie,
Kitchen Owner,
Popeyes Louisiana

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