Hyatt Hotels Corporation and AC Ocean Walk announced an agreement for the 1,399-room Ocean Resort Casino located in Atlantic City, New Jersey USA.
The US$3 billion landmark property, which was recently acquired by AC Ocean Walk, will join The Unbound Collection, Hyatt’s growing collection of luxury hotel properties. It will be situated on 20 acres of the famous boardwalk and will be the tallest structure in Atlantic City standing at 710 feet and 60 stories tall.
Ocean Resort Casino (formerly known as Revel Casino Hotel) was purchased by AC Ocean Walk in January 2018 and has started an extensive hiring program which is expected to bring 2,500-3,000 new jobs to Atlantic City.
“AC Ocean Walk’s spectacular resort will establish a new standard on Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk”
“We are excited to be affiliating Ocean Resort Casino with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, and to be introducing Hyatt to Atlantic City, one of the nation’s most visited resort and casino destinations,” said David Tarr, senior vice president of development, Americas, Hyatt. “AC Ocean Walk’s spectacular resort will establish a new standard on Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk, making it a fitting addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio.”
“It is an honour for us to join forces with one of the world’s most renowned hotel brands: Hyatt. Hyatt has an incredible 60-plus-year legacy in the industry, and its loyal global customer base will have access to an authentic way to experience all that makes Atlantic City attractive and popular. We are thrilled and proud to be joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio as we prepare for the resort’s opening this summer,” said Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk.
The expansive 6.4 million-square-foot luxury resort will feature a luxury casino, an indoor meeting and convention space with a flexible outdoor special event space, five swimming pools including a salt-water pool, a sun deck with cabanas, and premier dining spaces from groups such as Garces Group and LDV Hospitality. Furthermore, it will offer day and nightclubs and a best-in-class sports bar.
“We are thrilled and proud to be joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio as we prepare for the resort’s opening this summer”
The resort will also include exhale, Hyatt’s newly acquired fitness and spa brand that will feature 32 treatment rooms, a mind-body studio and retail boutique. The new spa will be the first exhale experience to open within a Hyatt-branded property.
“Now, guests of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand can easily maintain their commitment to mind and body transformation without leaving the resort,” said Marc Ellin, global head of Miraval Group and exhale enterprises. “We’re excited to grow exhale locations with the opening of Ocean Resort Casino, as well as continuing wellbeing programming and services in new ways.”
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio launched in 2016 and Ocean Resort Casino will be its eighth hotel in North America. It is expected to open during the summer of this year and will be operated by AC Ocean Walk.