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Wildwood to Debut Two New Resorts this Summer

Thank you to the Press of Atlantic City for sharing our story! We’re thrilled to become part of the Wildwood Crest community and to uphold the legacy of two beloved pieces of iconic doo-wop style architecture that have been cherished by visitors for decades. Here’s to an exciting Summer ahead!

Original article written by Shannon King, Press of Atlantic City

WILDWOOD — The redevelopment of two local properties is expected to be completed in time for the busy tourism season, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority said last week.

The new Madison Resort Wildwood Crest is slated to open in the spring, while the Vibes Hotel Wildwood is scheduled to open this summer, the authority said in a news release.

“The Wildwoods offer excellent opportunities for business success and an unmet demand for business growth, with attractive commercial and residential real estate corridors that are perfectly located in a Jersey Shore seaside setting,” said Louis Belasco, executive director of GWTIDA. “Resort officials are continuously working to attract developers while encouraging the growth of small, locally owned businesses in our region.”

Madison Resorts recently acquired the 54-year-old Royal Hawaiian Motel in Wildwood Crest for $13.4 million. The owners plan to pair the beachfront property with the neighboring Oceanview Motel, which was also acquired by Madison Resorts in 2022 and is undergoing its own multimillion-dollar renovation, according to the authority.

The combined hotels will operate under the moniker Madison Resort Wildwood Crest, with the Royal Hawaiian renamed the Royal Tower and the Oceanview Motel renamed the Ocean Tower.

When finished, the property will be the largest resort in Cape May County, with 200 hotel rooms, two pools, three restaurants, two fitness centers and rooftop event spaces, according to the authority.