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Historic Ocean City Hotel Getting Makeover

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Royalton Hotel (Photo: WBOC News) Royalton Hotel (Photo: WBOC News)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- The historic Royalton Hotel on 11th Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City was demolished on Tuesday. More than 90 years of beach memories were in the building. 

One of Ocean City's oldest hotels, it provided guests with breathtaking views of the ocean for decades. Owner Virginia Difilippo-Cipollone recalls fond memories at the hotel with her family.

"We grew up in here, we lived here, we worked in here, this was our life. Since 1983 when my parents first came back here from Italy, we actually lived up in room 30, but back then there was no air conditioning and just a small window," Difilippo-Cipollone said. 

Virginia said her family will build a new hotel and store fronts in its place. Yoli Fiore, who owns another business next door, said it is refreshing to see the new business coming.

"We've been looking forward to a beautiful new hotel on our neighboring property for a long time, so I'm really looking forward to this. Any improvement to our community is a plus for Ocean City, so we're thrilled."

The owners said construction for the new hotel is expected to last approximately 13 months. They anticipate the grand opening for the newly named Hotel Monte Carlo Ocean Front to be sometime in spring 2017.

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