The Flanders Hotel

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The Flanders Hotel
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The Flanders Hotel in 2010.
The Flanders Hotel is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
The Flanders Hotel
The Flanders Hotel is located in New Jersey
The Flanders Hotel
The Flanders Hotel is located in the US
The Flanders Hotel
Location 719 East 11th Street, Ocean City, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°16′29″N 74°34′36″W / 39.27472°N 74.57667°W / 39.27472; -74.57667Coordinates: 39°16′29″N 74°34′36″W / 39.27472°N 74.57667°W / 39.27472; -74.57667
Built 1923
Architect Vivian Smith
Architectural style Spanish Mission Revival
NRHP Reference # 09000939[1]
NJRHP # 4933[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 20, 2009
Designated NJRHP August 20, 2009

The Flanders Hotel is located in Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 2009. The Flanders Hotel is named after Flanders Fields in Belgium.[3]


The hotel was built in 1923 by the Ocean Front Hotel Corporation. The architect Vivian Smith designed the building in the Spanish Mission Revival style. The building was constructed using steel girders and concrete.[3]

The hotel was originally managed by J. Howard Slocum until 1932 when Elwood F. Kirkman took over ownership of the hotel. James M. Dwyer purchased the building in 1996.[3] The hotel was converted into luxury condominiums for daily rentals operating as a "Condotel" in 1997. Mr. Dwyer suffered several financial setbacks, including tax liens and personal bankruptcy. As a result of the bankruptcy, Mr. Dwyer was removed from his involvement with the hotel. In December 2005 a new board of trustees were installed and Peter Voudouris was named President of the Board of Trustees and also assumed the responsibilities as General Manager. He presently holds the title of Director of Hotel & Banquet Operations.

In 2009 the Flanders Hotel by a unanimous vote was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Presently the Flanders is a thriving destination for guests all year round. The accommodations range from Luxury Suites to Spectacular Penthouses. The Flanders is the only full service hotel in Ocean City that includes elegant ballrooms & meeting rooms, full service restaurant, Specialty & Clothing Shoppes, Salon & Spa, Fitness Center, Business Center and heated outdoor pool.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Cape May County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 6. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "History". Flanders Hotel. Retrieved March 3, 2011.