“We’re thrilled that our hotel, and especially the work of our groundskeeper Robert Jones, have been recognized by the Ocean City Beautification Committee,” said Jill Douglas, General Manager of the Commander Hotel & Suites
. “Robert has been with us for seven years, and his hard work and attention to detail consistently make the exteriors of our hotel look great.”
Each year, the Ocean City Beautification Committee searches for properties across Ocean City that are attractive, well maintained, and pleasing to the eye. To show appreciation for this effort in civic pride, the Beautification Committee and the Mayor and City Council selected the Commander to receive the award in the hotel category.
Judging is based on creative landscaping or containers, percentage of flowers and ground cover, percentage of trees, shrubs and grasses. The use of native plants also is encouraged. Even those who have little or no ground can imaginatively use containers, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets, etc., to improve the street-eye appeal of their property. Efforts to disguise unattractive areas such as dumpsters, service entrances, etc., would also be recognized as an endeavor to beautify the Town of Ocean City.
In addition to The Commander, awards were also presented to Beach Plaza/Ocean 13 on the Boardwalk at 13th Street, the Howard Johnson hotel on 12th Street, condos El Capitan, Sea Mist Apts., Braemar Towers and Orleans Court, and the Ropewalk restaurant on 82nd Street, in addition to five residential properties.
In the cover image, Commander Hotel groundskeeper Robert Jones stands next to the hotel’s 2018 Beauty Spot Award plaque.