Congress Hall celebrates 10-year anniversary since reopening

Congress Hall is celebrating its 10-year anniversary since reopning in 2002. The hotel is nearly 200 years old.

On Sunday, June 3, Congress Hall is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of its restoration and reopening.

The historic hotel has been around since 1816, but in 2002, it was refurbished and reopened so that visitors could enjoy the good-as-new facility and its amenities.

Congress Hall will be hosting events all day to honor its history. To close the celebration, Cape Resorts, which owns the hotel, will hold a flag pole ceremony and also will unveil plans for its next renovation as well as a travel package for guests.

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The event will be family friendly as it begins with a sand-castle-building competition. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. visitors can see aspiring artists shaping their sculptures in the sand. Sand-castle-building experts Matt Long and Andy Gertler, aka the Sand Masters, will be on hand to create a presidential salute to Congress Hall.

Judging for the competition is set to take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Long and Gertler will be on the panel of judges for the competition. At 4 p.m., the flagpole dedication will begin.

For guests looking to enjoy some libations during the event, the Brown Room will have signature cocktails including the Sandcastle Margarita and the Congress Spangled Banner.

The Tribeca Band Trio will provide live entertainment after 2 p.m. and cash bars will open at 2:30 p.m.

Guests can also look forward to a special anniversary-inspired travel package. Deemed "The Benjamin," guests will receive a copy of "Tommy's Folly," a book about the history of Congress Hall, as well as a $100 resort credit to spend however the guest wants. This could include dining at the Ebbitt Room, The Blue Pig Tavern, cocktails in the Brown Room or The Rusty Nail, the Sea Spa or coffee and snacks from Tommy's Folly.

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