Marriott is planning to build a 105-room Residence Inn hotel in Brick Township, Mayor John Ducey said at a township council meeting held Tuesday night.
The hotel would occupy a triangular, 10-acre plot of land on Route 88 near the highway’s intersection with Burrsville Road, near Jack Martin Boulevard. The company is planning on submitting an application to the planning board within the next two months, Ducey said, and the project will also include some retail space and apartments.
“It’s retail with some residential above some of the retail,” said Ducey.
Ducey said he met with representatives from Marriott who expressed their desire to build a hotel in Brick, and the Route 88 site was recently selected. A new hotel in Brick will be a much-appreciated asset in town, the mayor said.
“I know people who have gotten married, I got married in 1999, and there was no place for anyone to stay,” he said. “They had to stay in Point Pleasant Beach, Wall, but now we’ll have a centralized place in town for people to stay.”
A hotel was a long-sought addition to the township, which required the construction of a full-service hotel in a redevelopment plan hatched for the former Foodtown site on Route 70. But the redeveloper, M&M Realty Partners, claimed that the market would not support such a hotel and refused to build it, ultimately requesting the township council allow condominiums, apartments and retail space to be built at the site. The township moved to terminate the redevelopment agreement with M&M earlier this year, and deadlines for M&M to comply with portions of the agreement are up in late December, Ducey said.