Wright by the Sea, for 68 years a family-owned hotel at 1901 S. Ocean Blvd., is being razed July 26 to make way for 19 luxury residences on the almost 2-acre beachfront parcel. The new enclave is named Ocean Delray. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
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End arrives after 68 years for seaside vacation haven
Wright by the Sea has been sold for $25 million and will be leveled in January to make room for condos.
Photos by Rachel O’Hara/The Coastal Star
By Ron Hayes
John Mills was only 5 years old in 195
The 29-room hotel will be demolished to make way for a condo project. Photo provided
By Christine Davis
This will be the last Thanksgiving holiday that Dorothy Gay “GiGi” Wright Vela, her siblings, their children and grandchildren will gather for di
For more than 60 years, Wright by the Sea has been a favorite hotel destination in Delray Beach.
The founder’s daughter, Gay Wright Vela, celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends.
Here, Vela with her grandchildren: (clockwise from front)
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