May 09, 2016
Avalon's historic Golden Inn, a local landmark for more than 50 years, has reached the final stages of a $15-million renovation project and will reopen to guests as soon as June, according to a spokeswoman with the hotel's new ownership group.
Last December, the Golden Inn was purchased by luxury hotel management company Icona Resorts, which already owns three premier hotels in Cape May County.
"We chose The Golden Inn because it is the largest beachfront hotel in Avalon," Icona Resorts owner Eustace Mita told PhillyVoice at the time of the purchase. "We believe the market has been understated in South Jersey for a five-star hotel experience."
Renovations at the Golden Inn, completed by Icona's sister company, Achristavest, maintained the hotel's existing structure and upgraded its 155 rooms, beach bar and restaurant. New additions include a wedding venue and ballroom for 350 guests, a new pool and fitness center, a spa, and two new restaurants. One of them, the Avalon Brewpub, will feature locally brewed craft beers.