• The Asbury Hotel Named Best New Hotel In America

     
    POSTED February 2, 2017
     

The newly opened Asbury Hotel, located in Asbury Park, N.J., is already making a name for itself as the new hotel hotspot—it was recently awarded the number one spot on USA Today’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards Best New Hotel in America list.

“We are thrilled to be named the best new hotel in America,” says David Bowd, Salt Hotels, part owner and operator of The Asbury. “The success just inspires us to continue to develop programming that will excite and draw visitors all year long.”

In addition to being named the Best New Hotel in America, the hotel recently revealed an interactive art exhibit, “Transparent,” with Danny Clinch, photographer and director. The popup will go through April 2017 and features images from Clinch’s career.

Its winter programming just kicked off, which includes an ice rink open on weekends, and seasonal food and beverage offerings. The opening winter event occurred on Jan. 21, and benefitted Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit that supports kids fighting cancer.

Summer programming will include burleque shows, open mic nights, trivia, acoustic nights, and drag brunches.

“The success of The Asbury from its launch into the winter season further validated our confidence in Asbury Park’s potential to be a year-round destination,” says Brian Cheripka, senior vice president,  Land and Development for iStar. “We look forward to the many exciting updates 2017 will bring, both for the hotel and our upcoming projects in the city.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.