BETHANY BEACH, Delaware—Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott will unveil a renovation in May 2023, encompassing newly designed guest suites and public spaces, meeting rooms and an event hall, and a hybrid indoor-outdoor pool. A new restaurant—Via Sophia by the Sea—will be included alongside the renovation. Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is owned and operated by EOS Hospitality.
“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to take Bethany Beach Ocean Suites to new heights of hospitality through this multimillion-dollar investment,” said Kevin O’Leary, general manager. “This makeover will bring new energy to the guestrooms and social spaces. Along with the new signature restaurant Via Sophia by the Sea, which will become one of the most sought-after restaurants in the area, these enhancements will perfectly position the hotel for its next iteration.”
The color palette of the lobby will reflect the beach, with blue and green hues and bursts of orange and yellow. The aesthetic will have lighting with texturized materials and matte finishes for the fixtures. The hotel continued its partnership with Ellen Rice Studio to curate the art for the redesign.
The hotel’s guestrooms will be renovated with new bed frames and headboards, side tables, dining and workspace tables, bureaus, sleeper sofas, and flooring. Guest suites have private balconies. Kitchens and kitchenettes include a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, flatware, and more. Additional amenities include pillowtop mattresses, flat-panel TVs, and WiFi.
The hotel’s meeting rooms and event hall will be updated with new flooring, wall coverings, painting, and lighting. The hotel’s saltwater pool will also be refreshed and will have a retractable roof that allows for both indoor and outdoor use.
Via Sophia by the Sea will be a 164-seat, indoor/outdoor restaurant that will have live entertainment three nights per week. This will be the third Via Sophia to debut on the U.S. East Coast.