May 11 was a memorable day for Montreal Beach Resort – the day that we celebrated our 50th birthday with area officials and close friends. We also cut the ribbon on the all-new Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, and the place has been buzzing with activity ever since.
Much to our surprise and delight, the media has also been abuzz about our milestone and new restaurant. The attention has been welcomed – although humbling – as we look back on the 50 year history of this great family-owned Cape May Hotel, and look ahead to the promise that perhaps, four generations and beyond will continue the legacy that the great Harry Hirsch began half a century ago.
We were delighted to have Fox 29’s Kathy Orr as a special guest to our event. Kathy “grew up” vacationing here – and is the author of the foreword to our 50th anniversary commemorative book, “A Cape May Story.” She also posted a live video of the event with us on her Facebook page.
Philadelphia news station CBS-3, came for the May 11 celebration and rolled out for its viewers a touching tribute to the hotel and its founder. As Reporter Vittoria Woodill put it, “through perseverance but preservation” three generations of family have made the Montreal a Cape May landmark and made hundreds of friends along the way. Check out the story here.
SNJ Today was also on-hand to cover our dedication ceremony and aired this story.
Additional stories about our Cape May hotel and its legacy include:
Survivor family celebrates 50 years in the hotel business – The Jewish Voice
Keeping Business All in the Family – The Jewish Exponent
The Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May, New Jersey is magnificent – The Examiner.com
Harry’s in the News
Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille is also making headlines – receiving shout-outs for its views, location, food and great drinks!
Feet in the Sand, Cocktails in Hand – NJ Monthly
We are proud to share that our Cape May hotel received a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful reviews!
We were also honored to be awarded a 3G and Beyond Award by SNJ Business People (SNJBP). The Award recognizes South Jersey area, third-generation (and beyond) family-owned businesses for their dedicated commitment to making South Jersey the best place to work, live and raise a family. Our matriarch Harry would be so proud.
We can’t thank the community and our valued guests enough. Here’s to another 50 years!