• In this Monday, April 25, 2016 photo, construction employees work at The Asbury hotel in Asbury Park, N.J. The Asbury, the first new hotel in more than 50 years is set to open in Asbury Park at the end of May. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen’s debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered a slum by the sea is now a destination with a bright future.