• Atlantic City Reports Strong First Quarter

    POSTED April 24, 2015
    Photo credit: Courtesy of DO AC

Atlantic City remained a popular destination for events during the first quarter of 2015

During the timeframe, the Meet AC sales team brought 30 conventions and meetings to the Atlantic City Convention Center and 19 to hotel properties—a more than 25 percent increase from 2014’s first quarters.

“Conventions and meetings are an important part of Atlantic City’s economic base throughout the winter,” says John Palmieri, executive director, CRDA. “We look forward to adding in the near future Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center and Resorts’ expanded convention space to the available venues for meeting planners throughout the region.”

At Boardwalk Hall, 135,000 fans attended 13 different events, making a jump of 29.3 percent from 2013’s first quarter. Additional business from this year’s Q1 show 19,000 guests stopped at the Visitor Information Centers. More than 532,500 unique visitors browsed the CVB’s website, and 72 percent of them were new to the site.

 “Several large-scale, new attractions should stir significant interest in Atlantic City from new and returning visitors throughout 2015,” says Palmieri. “Bass Pro Shops, The Playground renovation of the Pier Shops, Tropicana’s retail and Boardwalk entertainment areas and Borgata’s outdoor concert facility are just a few of the exciting additions visitors will be able to enjoy this year.”

Washington D.C.’s up-and-coming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is the ideal backdrop for Thompson Hotels’ new 225-room property set to open this winter. Thompson Washington D.C. will flaunt 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views.


Pestana Hotel Group has announced that it will be opening its first property in New York. The new hotel, Pestana Park Avenue, is located at 23 E. 39th St. between Park and Madison avenues and within walking distance from Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations Headquarters, Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and many more attractions.


Situated in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Despite being just an hour and half from Pittsburgh and 40 minutes from Morgantown airport, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort can be found nestled in the pastoral countryside, surrounded by expansive landscapes of mountains, forests and waterfalls.