Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel is taking all-inclusive to a whole new level by applying it to group meetings.

The hotel—the first casino to open in Atlantic City and managed by Mohegan Gaming Advisors—is offering customized group packages that start at $199 per person, per night and inclue upgraded guest rooms, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, WiFi, three meals a day and more.

“Resorts’ all-inclusive package makes the meeting planner’s job much easier,” says Mark Giannantonio, president/CEO, Resorts Casino Hotel. “One price per person keeps the expenses within a budget and, at the same time, provides tremendous value for their investment.”

The hotel has 64,000 square feet of meeting space, making up 27 meeting rooms, four ballrooms and a multipurpose showroom. For entertainment and more, there are nine dining options, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, a health club, a swimming pool and more.

A recent multimillion-dollar expansion of its convention space added 12,000 square feet of event space with 11 new conference rooms.

"Resorts Casino Hotel is adapting to the market conditions by investing in new conference space and capitalizing on the variety of food and beverage choices we offer our guests. It is all part of our commitment to transform Atlantic City into a more vibrant, profitable destination with offerings beyond casino gambling," says Giannantonio. “We've already seen success in our meetings and convention business, with bookings up nearly 25 percent over the past two years. We're thrilled to leverage that success and build upon it with this expansion."

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

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Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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