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The Cambria Hotel, located on the site of the former Cropper concrete plant, just north of the Route 50 bridge, is open to visitors.

(Sept. 25, 2020) The newly designed and constructed Cambria Hotel sitting on the site of the former Cropper concrete plant, just north of the Route 50 bridge, is open to visitors.

With private balconies overlooking the bay, the Cambria Hotel offers luxuries including an indoor heated pool, seasonal outdoor infinity pool with cabanas, a tiki bar, outdoor fire pits, fitness center, meeting space and business center, and a rooftop restaurant and bar with a view of Assateague Island, Isle of Wight Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

“The design of the hotel is inspired by its location,” said Keith Fisher of Fisher Architecture. “It’s coastal designs, elegant textures and modern finishes capture Ocean City’s true beach town charm.”

“There is definitely a WOW factor when people walk into the lobby,” said Tauhid Islam, managing partner, Ocean One Hospitality. “Now when people drive across the Route 50 bridge, they see a jaw-dropping hotel that will deliver a phenomenal Ocean City experience.”

The Cambria Hotel project contains many of the architectural features consistent with Ocean City’s downtown design standards, said Glenn Irwin, Ocean City Development Corporation executive director.

“Such features include light siding colors, full porches and pitched roof,” he said. “It can be very challenging to make a tall structure comply with these design standards, but the Cambria Hotel owners and Fisher Architecture did a very nice job. We look forward to this project becoming a focal point for people entering Ocean City and our downtown district.”

The visual impact on Ocean City’s downtown had been a highly debated topic of discussion from the beginning of the project.

The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission ended up approving a new site plan that reconfigured its alignment to reduce the impact on the downtown view and neighboring properties and significantly minimized the square footage of lot coverage.

“While there is quite a story behind this project with the hurdles we faced before breaking ground, the evolution of the property is a proven success in the eyes of the town, the local community and Ocean City guests,” Fisher said.

Cambria Hotel Ocean City – Bayfront was recently awarded the “New Construction Award” by the Ocean City Development Corporation. This marks the fourth OCDC award for Fisher Architecture.

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC, visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.

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