About Cape Resorts

The Cape Resort's Story

More than 20 years ago we had a vision that people wanted a place that gave them the authentic charm of a bygone era with all the comforts and amenities of today; classic beachside ambience with room service, air-conditioning and comfortable beds. In 1986 we bought the 24-room Virginia Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey and made our vision a reality. Our success at The Virginia allowed us to buy the iconic Congress Hall Hotel and restore it to its original grandeur.

More projects in Cape May soon followed including The Star Inn, the Sandpiper Beach Club (a hotel condominium) and The Beach Shack. In 2008 Cape Resorts opened Atlantic City’s first true boutique hotel, the 331 room Chelsea Hotel, bringing mid-century glamour back to the boardwalk.

Today Cape Resorts manages six distinctive hotel properties with several more under development. Each property offers a unique lodging experience supplemented by dynamic restaurants, exciting nightlife destinations and successful retail and wellness outlets.

While currently focused on the New Jersey shore, the brand has recently purchased its first hotel in Sag Harbor, New York—due to open Spring 2014—and is planning to expansion into other American resort destinations where its distinctive approach to hospitality will thrive.


Curtis J. Bashaw
Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner,
Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group

Curtis Bashaw is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Advisors, Inc., a high-profile real estate development firm operating out of New York and New Jersey, as well as Cape Resorts Group (a division of Cape Advisors), a hotel operating company focusing on classic American resort properties. Curtis Bashaw earned a Masters of Business Administration at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Bashaw currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and on the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Art. He has served on the Cape May County Planning Board, the New Jersey Governor’s Tourism Advisory Council, and as a Trustee of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.
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