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Wanderland Popup Delivers Glamping for Special Events

For those of us looking for something a little more glamorous than the traditional tentand-sleeping-bag experience, there is Wanderland Popup

Jason Thomson and Sonia Jozajtis founded their Asbury Park-based business with the motto “rest wild” in mind. Wanderland Popup offers three unique spaces: the Lotus Bell, the Sibley and the Mobile Guest Room. Perhaps the most popular tent, the Lotus Bell is handmade in New Zealand and was named after its Lotus-like shape. 

Meet Dean Dennis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Dean Dennis was recently hired as the general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center?

The Move Toward Creative Meetings

Hopewell Valley Country Club Hosts Events That are Par for the Course

If you’re looking for a place to host your next event in the greater Mercer County region, look no further than Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club. Offering the Hopewell Ballroom, the Baron Dillon Grille and the golf course Pavilion, Hopewell Valley is the go-to for events of all types.

Cocktail Caravan Bar Puts a Liquid Spin on the Food Truck

Cocktail Caravan Bar is ideal for those looking for a different cocktail experience. Started by sisters Ashley and Amanda Willis of Sisters’ Soiree, LLC, Cocktail Caravan puts a spin on the popular food truck by providing everything in one business: delivery of supplies and ice, connections to liquor stores across the state for a wide variety of selections to match any price point, a staff with attention to detail, clean-up services and of course the bar itself, which makes a great conversation piece, photo backdrop and more.

Signature Drink: Pasternak

Located in the mountains of Northwest New Jersey, Crystal Springs has two hotels, six golf courses, a working farm, two top-ranked spas, cooking classes, four-star Restaurant Latour and the largest wine cellar in the Northeast. Restaurant Latour is the resort’s fourstar dining room; Crystal Tavern is an upscale bistro with New American cooking; Springs Bistro focuses on Italian-inspired dishes; and the seasonal outdoor Chef’s Garden is set within the stunning working organic garden.

Meet Lynne Luongo

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

TEN Announced Executive Board Members

Atlantic City’s most anticipated resort and casino, TEN, has recently announced their new executive board appointments.

“Our executive team is what makes the difference. That is why I am excited to announce our best-in-class executives with unmatched expertise and vision,” says Robert Landino, CEO, TEN. “If the question is ‘how will TEN be different,’ the answer most definitely starts with having an all-star executive team.”

Take a Spin at Pole Position Raceway for 23 Cents

In response to the recent gas tax increase, New Jersey’s Pole Position Raceway is offering a 23 cent race to all of the visitors to their Jersey City location on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The offer is only open to visitors that present a gas receipt as proof of a fill-up between Nov. 1 and Nov. 23.

The 80,000-square-foot facility has two quarter-mile tracks and karts that can go up to 45 MPH. They also offer V.I.P. spaces for private parties and corporate events as well as arcade games, flat screen TVs and authentic racing memorabilia.

Madison’s Stryxe is a Hot Spot for Gatherings

If you haven’t visited Stryxe in Madison yet, it may be time. This facility opened in February 2016 and features a one-stop shop for venue rental space, team-buildings, get-togethers and more. Groups as small as 10 and as large as 500 are equally at home in this space where 12,000 square feet of gathering space includes three private rooms. And for fun? Well, Stryxe has 20 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, plus 31 amusement and parlor games. Gourmet gastropub-style eating is part of the experience.

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