We’re happy to announce that our client Madison Resorts has closed on a new property in Wildwood Crest! We’ve been behind the scenes for months designing logos, getting drone videos, working on the press release waiting for this day to come. We couldn’t be happier for Dan and his team of amazing people at Madison Resorts!
Here’s the official press release
Madison Resorts has big plans for the shuttered Oceanview Motel
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. – AUGUST 31, 2022 Get ready for Madison Moments in Wildwood Crest! We’re thrilled to formally announce that Madison Resorts has purchased The Oceanview Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ. The property was purchased for 10 million by the same company that purchased the Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May earlier this year.
The Oceanview Motel is a beach front building that was built in 1964, and at the time was the largest motel ever built in The Wildwoods. The architecture of the Oceanview Motel from the lobby to large blast off roof are the remaining pieces of the doo-wop era that many have been trying to preserve.
Members of the Doo-Wop Preservation League, Wildwood Historical Society and the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association have been vocal about keeping this property intact to retain the architecture that it’s known for. The community has been fighting for the town to restore this property by drafting this letter to the zoning board to save it’s mid-century doo-wop style. Our efforts are now under way to preserve this iconic piece of history and cherish it with the community.
“We are thrilled that Madison Resorts is taking over this mid-century modern gem and restoring it to its former glory but with the modern amenities that today’s sophisticated guests demand. Based on the renderings we’ve seen from the new owners Madison Resort Wildwood Crest will be a Doo Wop showplace and will prove, once again, that today’s discerning traveler wants to visit historic destinations that are incredibly unique, and not just another beige box. ” – John Donio President, Doo Wop Preservation League
We’re so excited to bring the Madison Resorts family to the Wildwood Crest community. We plan to keep the 62+ year old building and restore it to its retro roots along with modern touches throughout the improvement. Upon completion of construction the new, more all-encompassing property will be rebranded as Madison Resort Wildwood Crest.
The redesign has been finalized in all areas of the property. A full renovation to each hotel room, exterior and lobby will be ready for opening in the upcoming 2023 season. The design incorporates the retro era into a modern culture giving the property a look and feel that blends with Wildwood’s rich doowop mid-century history. DAS architects out of Philadelphia put together the design for the property updates. They’re known for projects such as Reed’s in Stone Harbor, The Boarding House in Cape May and The Hyatt Centric in Philadelphia among others. The 12 million dollar renovation budget will be in the hands of BJ Kramer of MCFA construction who will be managing the project.
We can’t wait to welcome guests back home with the reopening of Madison Resort Wildwood Crest on Memorial Day weekend 2023!
About the New Owner
Madison Resorts recently purchased the Montreal Beach Resort & Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille in Cape May. “Our expansion into Wildwood Crest is a homecoming for my wife, Stephanie who was born and raised in Wildwood Crest.” – Dan Alicea, Owner Madison Resorts
Alicea has future plans for the now former Oceanview Motel to include a world-class wedding venue, pool lounge cabanas, hot tubs, with an ocean view, elevated dining experiences, and exciting entertainment.
“Madison Resort Wildwood Crest will bring a modern flare while respecting the architecture of the past.” – Dan Alicea. Since purchasing the Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May, Madison Resorts has made an impact to the community through volunteer efforts including Earth Day with the Cape May MAC, National Night out with the Cape May Police Department and being named Cape May MAC’s Volunteers of the month.
“Our commitment is not only to create Madison Moments at our properties but to ensure we are always keeping the community first in our hearts” – Dan Alicea
Lounge Area / Firepits
Custom and Contemporary Furnishings
Patio Lounge with an Ocean View
Beach Access with Cabana Service
New Lobby and Reception Area
Blast Off Roof over the Lobby
Renovated Guest rooms
108 Hotel Rooms
Built in 1960
90,000 Square Foot Building