The Cape Resort's Story

More than 25 years ago Curtis Bashaw renovated and opened a small seaside hotel called The Virginia in Cape May, New Jersey. Comfortable, sophisticated and appropriate to its historic seaside setting, The Virginia has become recognized as the finest hotel in New Jersey and recently was named as one of the top 25 hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. In 1995, Mr. Bashaw teamed up with partners and formed Cape Advisors to acquire the iconic Congress Hall and restore it as the heart and soul of Cape May. New projects soon followed, including the Beach Shack, Sandpiper and Star Inn in Cape May and the 67 room Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor which opened in May of 2015.

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

Curtis Bashaw is a seasoned hospitality executive working in the industry since 1982. Known for his vision and creativity, with expertise in adaptive reuse, resort and urban development, Mr. Bashaw is both a developer and a hotelier. His projects have earned various commendations from Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Legislature for their preservation and economic redevelopment impacts and awarded accolades by Condé Nast Traveler, Zagat and numerous other publications. Mr. Bashaw served as the Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and currently serves on the Boards of the Tribeca, NY based New York Academy of Art and of Stockton University in New Jersey.

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