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 The 21st Century Satellite Motel preparing for launch in The Wildwoods

A new version of a lost Wildwood Doo Wop icon - once named one of the "150 Best Buildings and Places in New Jersey" - forthcoming; opportunities to dedicate parts of the motel, plus other perks, offered presently



December 23, 2013

The 21st Century Satellite Motel - a reincarnation of the classic, original Satellite - is to come in The Wildwoods. The initial Satellite Motel - a 1958 Mid Century Modern masterwork that the American Institute of Architects declared to be one of the "150 Best Buildings and Places in New Jersey" – was unfortunately demolished in October 2004. The 21st Century Satellite will help to fill the void left by the original motel's absence, with a design that honors its predecessor, and by way of its amenities and service attending to the modern day traveler.


The 21st Century Satellite will provide approximately 50 units in a mid-rise form, giving the look and feel of vintage Modernist hotel/motel architecture. In creating the design, careful consideration was given to what has endured well since the original period, with new items at the motel all having evolved from this aesthetic. The look of the original Satellite's lobby building during its earlier years returns anew, though with some changes distinguishing it and allowing it to best fit as part of the new motel. Fresh, ultra-modern design compliments it throughout the rest of the facility, with the main building drawing on cues from the original Satellite. Interiors will be a seamless extension of the exterior. Various room types will be available, including two-bedroom apartments, pet-friendly one-bedroom units, and luxury suites. Notable amenities include concierge service, poolside restaurant, lobby with second floor lounge, salon, gym, business center, and wireless internet throughout. Meetings, group functions, and special events will be accommodated. A range of perks are being offered now, such as rate lock-ins, discounts, on up through the opportunity to dedicate a room.


The 21st Century Satellite Motel returns the presence of a landmark to the Doo Wop Capital of the World - Wildwood, New Jersey. It also shows what is possible in creating a new hotel/motel faithful to the Mid-Century Modern style. To learn much more about the 21st Century Satellite and see its renderings, please visit http://21stcenturysatellite.com/. The 21st Century Satellite is slated to begin orbit in Spring 2016.


Click HERE for a color pdf file (including photos) of this 21st Century Satellite Motel press release or HERE for a plain black & white MS Word file of it.