Despite delays and disputes that have clouded the completion of a 150-room Marriott Residence Inn & Suites on 61st Street bayside, the project should wind down this fall.
The eight-story hotel, located on a four-acre parcel that formerly housed the Ocean City Health and Racquet Club, is being developed by the Inns of Ocean City LLC.
Rich Palmer, a managing member of the hotel corporation, said the project hit a snag last fall when problems arose with the original general contractor, Berlin-based general Sens Mechanical Inc.
In late November 2016 contractor Whiting-Turner was selected to shuttle the project to fruition. Palmer credited the bonding company with taking on the responsibilities of general contactor and selecting Whiting-Turner to complete the remaining construction.