Renovation of Dunes Court Hotel in Ocean City, MD Maintains Hip and Friendly Retro Vibe

Dunes Court Hotel's renovations deliver improved guest experiences while preserving the hotel's relaxed, old school charm.

Ocean City, MD (PRUnderground) June 13th, 2017

Dunes Court – a four-star rated hotel by Tripadvisor and Google in Ocean City, MD – has just completed a full renovation of its 49 standard guest rooms and exteriors.  The goal of the project was to enhance and refresh their guests’ experiences while maintaining the property’s fun and relaxed old school charm.

“Dunes Court was bought in the 60s by Thelma and Milton Conner, and the hotel developed an enduring reputation for delivering comfort, a laidback pace, and value for its guests,” says Joanne Cunningham, Director of Sales and Marketing for Dunes Court.  “Our renovation preserves the motel’s original spirit, and brings it – thanks to updated accommodations and amenities – into 2017.”

Upgrades to the Dunes Court’s rooms and guest experience include:

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • An eco-friendly HVAC system, which delivers quiet and efficient temperature control
  • 48” wall-mounted HD televisions
  • In-room irons, hair dryers, refrigerators, safes, and microwaves
  • Raised ceilings, to increase airiness and brightness
  • New faux wood blinds, which provide a bright, beachy look
  • Complimentary ice and coffee in the lobby throughout the day
  • Complimentary family activities (parties, games, music, contests, snacks/drinks) throughout the week and on weekends

“While all of our guests will be extremely happy with the new and improved affordable beach basics of Dunes Court, returning guests smile when they see the ‘Dunes’ roof sign, which is preserved from the original hotel,” says Cunningham.  “It’s a nostalgic reminder of the Dunes Court’s heritage, and that the attention to quality which put us on the map almost 50 years ago is still being delivered today.”

About Dunes Court

When you want a comfortable oceanfront getaway, look no further than Dunes Court, one of Ocean City’s top rated and most affordable hotels.

A permanent fixture of the Ocean City landscape for almost 50 years, Dunes Court was bought by Mr. & Mrs. Milton Conner in the 1960’s and is still owned by the family along with the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites.

We welcome vacationers with oceanfront hospitality and charm. Our excellent location keeps you in the thick of things, and our modern, affordable rooms – all of which are poolside with semi-private balconies – will make you feel right at home.










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Skytop Lodge Recognized With AAA Four Diamond Rating

Less than 6 percent of 28,000 approved properties achieve this distinction, says AAA


SKYTOP, Pa. (June 13, 2017)Skytop Lodge announced today that the property has attained the AAA Four Diamond Rating, ranking Skytop as a premier establishment.


According to AAA, fewer than six percent of the 28,000 approved properties achieve this prestigious distinction.


“We’re honored to receive the AAA Four Diamond award. We’re proud of the property and the level of service we provide to our guests, and this award just reinforces the dedication of our team,” said Skytop Lodge General Manager Jeff Rudder.


In celebration of this distinction, Skytop Lodge is offering AAA members 10 percent off its Bed and Breakfast package, which includes overnight accommodations and a bountiful breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold dishes including an array of pastries, fruit and yogurt, eggs and sides. Guests should use the promo code AAABED when booking on the website.


To be considered for AAA rating and approval, restaurants and lodging facilities must undergo a thorough annual inspection by one of AAA’s full-time, trained professional evaluators. The inspectors conduct an unannounced evaluation and then assign a rating to establishments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Only establishments meeting the extensive quality criteria can receive the AAA Diamond rating.


Skytop has been serving guests for nearly 90 years and offers a wide variety of amenities and activities. The property prides itself on the level of service and experiences its offers to each guest.


For more information, visit the website or call 1-855-345-7759.


About Skytop Lodge

Since opening its doors in 1928, the iconic Skytop Lodge has become the ultimate destination for time-honored traditions and memory-making excursions. The 5,500-acre playground nestled in the Pocono Mountains provides plentiful amenities for guests of all ages.


With 192 guest rooms, suites and cottages, accommodations are comfortable yet refined. There are a variety of dining options sure to please any palate. Guests can unwind in the resort’s spa or play on the championship-level, 18-hole golf course designed to challenge both the experienced and the novice golfer. Skytop Lodge boasts both an indoor and an outdoor pool, as well as a beach with a swimming lake for guests to enjoy. Adventurers can rediscover nature along myriad hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, pristine lakes, mountain vistas and clear streams.


Located in the Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is a short drive from New York City, Philadelphia and other areas in New England. Nearby airports include Avoca and Lehigh Valley.


Skytop Lodge was recognized by USA Today as a top family resort in the “10 Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest and now holds the AAA Four Diamond Award distinction.


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History meets modern day design with the pending completion of the

landmark resort’s multimillion dollar renovations



BLUE BELL, PA (June 13th, 2017) Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center is

excited to announce the addition of a contemporary art gallery in the resort’s conference

center. Old City Philadelphia’s Bluestone Fine Art Gallery will transform the common

areas of Normandy Farm’s conference center into a farm-chic art experience designed to

engage corporate retreat guests and meeting attendees. Conference guests now can

experience active breaks featuring art tours that stimulate the mind for a more productive

day of strategy and business planning.


The opening exhibit will highlight twenty works of contemporary art from primarily local

artists who have achieved national recognition. The artwork will be presented in a range

of mediums, and all of the art will be available for purchase by the general public.

“Our travelling corporate guests crave the education our staff provides on local farms,

local craft breweries, and now the local artists of the region” said Gary Murray, Director

of Sales & Marketing of Hansen Properties, “and it brings us great joy to be able to add

excitement and culture to a day of meetings while simultaneously supporting the

surrounding communities.”


The Bluestone Fine Art Gallery addition is part of a multi-million dollar 2017 renovation

to the property, including upgrades to the hotel rooms, main lobby, meeting space and

connected golf course at sister property, Blue Bell Country Club. The renovations serve

to further establish Normandy as the “Farm of The Future” for corporate retreat guests


“Our goal is to showcase the most engaging works in a welcoming atmosphere” said Pam

Regan, Owner of Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, “the charm of the property is apparent

when you venture behind the white wall at Normandy Farm, and we could not think of a

better space for our Montgomery County expansion.”


Bluestone in Blue Bell will open in early August with an exclusive grand opening event

for members of the press and Normandy Farm’s corporate clients.



Hansen Properties is a private family-owned company with two landmark destinations,

connected by One Historic Experience.


Normandy Farm Hotel and Blue Bell Country Club together comprise one of largest

hospitality centers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Located immediately adjacent to

each other and with common ownership, these facilities are on over 210 acres, with more

than 220,000 square feet of indoor space, and significant outdoor amenities including an

18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and a Philadelphia Business Journal Top

10 Largest Meeting Site. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of experiences, including fine

dining, elegant ballrooms, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, an historic

hotel, championship golf, swimming, and fitness.



Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery has been operating in the

Old City District of Philadelphia. The gallery features original works by contemporary

and traditional artists in a range of mediums, including painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Bluestone’s artists hail from Philadelphia and around the country - many of the city's

most well-known and emerging artists have exhibited their works in group and solo

shows. Each month, Bluestone hosts new exhibitions that kick off during Philadelphia's

popular First Fridays that bring hundreds of art lovers into the neighborhood for special

events and openings year round.