• 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.”

The Opus Westchester, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, made its debut in late spring 2021, offering 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Anyone attending a meeting there this summer will want to try this cocktail, a sophisticated warm-weather elixir that’s served exclusively in the Lobby Lounge. 

 

Set along the Massachusetts coast on the Lower Cape of Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers a dazzling variety of amenities and attractions for groups. For starters, the 429-acre property has two distinctive sides: The upscale Mansion, originally built in 1912, offers 121 premium guest units, ranging in size and style from a 480-square-foot guest room to multilevel two- and three-bedroom villas. Meanwhile, The Villages Villas, with 216 guest rooms, including 1,400-square-foot villas, puts guests in the heart of the sprawling property.

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.