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Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange to Offer Three Group Packages to Commence 2017

To celebrate the New Year, Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange, N.J., will offer three group-geared packages to peak interest in booking a meeting or wedding block at the hotel. The first package, the Meet and Thrive package, offers a 5 percent room rate discount for groups of 10 or more rooms. This package also includes 2,000 additional Marriott Reward Points and a complimentary AM/PM Coffee Break. The Meet and Thrive package is offered from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Expands GSO Service with MGM Resorts International

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has become the newest member of the Associated Luxury Hotels International. The Atlantic City hotel has been owned and operated by MGM Resorts International since August. The 2,800-room hotel is ALHI’s first member hotel located in New Jersey.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,800 guest rooms and 88,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Event Center has room for a banquet and flexible meeting space. The Music Box has a stage and stadium that can seat up to 1,000 guests.

Meet Megan Buzzetta, Buzz Registration

Megan Buzzetta is no stranger to the meetings and events industry. She started her company Global Planners, Inc. in 2000 and now has grown to 30 employees. Global Planners specializes in full-service and ancillary corporate meeting and conference planning services, but when the economy collapsed in 2010 it was Buzz Registration, a slice of the business, that kept them afloat. 

Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

MPI WEC’s Atlantic City arrival began with a bang at the Opening Night Celebration on the sand. It was a beach party to remember (the flip-flops at the entrance were a definite hit with the heel-wearing female attendees!) A few nights later, Train’s concert at WAV Nightclub was a hit.

Tropicana Atlantic City Unveils New Lounge

The latest entertainment venue to hit Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J., 10 North Lounge, is now offering live music every Thursday. Pianist and vocalist Darin MacDonald will be performing every Thursday from 6–10 p.m.

MacDonald has performed all over the world including in hotels in Singapore and Osaka, Japan. He’s also performed on Carnival Cruise Lines throughout the Caribbean. His style is versatile, ranging from acoustic pop to rock-n-roll. The New Zealand native loves to keep the crowd entertained.

The Wildwoods Tourism Authority’s John Siciliano Named Finalist in NJBIZ CFI of the Year Award

Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City Joins Radisson Brand

Radisson, a world-renowned hotel brand, has partnered with The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Now known as The Claridge—A Radisson Hotel, the hotel was built in 1930; the 24-story hotel was known as the Skyscraper by the Sea and is a landmark reminiscent of the Jazz Age.

Williamstown Launches Website

Williamstown, N.J., has launched a new website to inform people—from residents to developers—about the town. The site (growwithwilliamstown.com) reflects the latest branding and logo for the suburb.

“This new website showcases the growth and prosperity of our town,” says Mayor Daniel P. Teefy. “The main navigational sections of the site outline who we are, where we are and what incentives are offered to ease the new business process here in Williamstown.”

Local Wine Bars Hit the Spot for Meetings and Events

You don't need the knowledge of a sommelier to enjoy a fine glass of wine, and in New Jersey, you don’t even need to go to a vineyard or upscale restaurant to try different varieties, as there are numerous wine bars throughout the state offering hundreds of selections.

For those looking to add a little elegance to their meetings or events, a wine bar is the perfect venue. Here are six spots pouring terrific wine in inviting spaces.

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