The workers of the previous Clarion Lodge on 101st Avenue — now recognised as the Ocean Town Fontainebleau Resort — are looking in advance to the approaching summer months 2022 time with a number of adjustments in store.
“Everything’s progressing and transferring along,” Fontainebleau Normal Manager Mark Elman said. “Things are going fairly smooth.”
The system is still to maintain off on the most significant alterations until eventually the offseason, but Elman stated that some improvements are underway this sort of as portray the exterior “white with some accent trim” and refreshing the landscaping about the major parking whole lot. He hopes the perform will be accomplished by Memorial Day Weekend, but added that recent adverse weather conditions has slowed development a bit.
The menu at the hotel’s cafe Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant also underwent some tweaks with a new beer, wine and liquor menu. The principal menu is related to what it was just before with steak and seafood alternatives.
“We just slice it down a tiny bit to make it additional consumer-helpful for workers to get it out at a faster pace,” Elman stated.
Elman get rid of some light-weight on what even larger modifications could entail, including the possibility of interior adjustments as they move additional into the renovation system following the summertime season. But for now, the inside is mainly remaining the similar.
Maybe the most important change coming to the hotel’s graphic is a long lasting identify. Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort has from the commence been viewed as a working title, but Elman stated a new name has not been made a decision nor has a day for one been discovered.
“Once they nail down the extent of (renovations), hopefully then they’ll have the new branding in position for the identify following this calendar year,” Elman reported.
The resort had been sporting a pair of draped-about momentary banners on the sign bearing the outdated “Clarion” logo, but high winds blew them down. The strategy is to protect them all over again.
As for occasions, the Ravens Seashore Bash will be coming back from June 2-4. Previous Clarion management had to terminate the yearly celebration the last two a long time because of to covid-19, but new administration has agreed to preserve the mainstay late-spring celebration, Elman explained.
The Clarion was offered by former operator Dr. Leonard Berger to MPV OCMD Operator LLC in February. Berger had owned the lodge considering that 1985. All over the time of the sale, Berger mentioned he prepared to stay on as a advisor for the next a few decades.