Hyatt Hotel raises the bar in Dewey Beach

Lined up for the ribbon cutting are: in back (l-r)  Linda Parkowski, Candice Meyer,Sen. David McBride, Ted Jabara, Justin Jabara, Bernice Whaley and Vince DiFonzo. In the middle are Thomas Hanna, Richard Jabara and Jim Baeurle. In front are Julienne Smith, Christine Strouss, Bill Meyer, Sen. Ernie Lopez, Gov. Jack Markell, Thom Harvey, David Sills, John Cordey and Kostas Kalogeropoulos. BY DENY HOWETH
November 7, 2013

Gallery tours, musical entertainment, food and beverage stations and peeks at selected rooms the Hyatt Place in Dewey were as grand as grand openings are meant to be. The standing room only crowd Oct. 24 squeezed into the new Dickinson Avenue hotel which features 108 rooms topped by 16 condominium units.

The hotel is the first of a two-phase redevelopment project called Lighthouse Cove, with Dewey Beach Enterprises planning to remake the Baycenter, Que Pasa and The Lighthouse complex - only the iconic lighthouse itself will remain.