Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City to join Hyatt brand

By Emily Bader
Atlantic City | Apr 2, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel Casino Hotel, is joining the Hyatt brand, officials announced Monday.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. and AC Ocean Walk announced that the property at 500 Boardwalk has entered into a franchise agreement with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.

The resort, which has 1,399 rooms, will be suituated on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

It is slated for completion in summer 2018 and will be operated by AC Ocean Walk.

“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.”

Ocean Resort Casino is the eighth hotel to open in North America as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio, which launched in 2016.

“It is an honor 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 6.4 million-square-foot resort will feature a 138,000-square-foot casino, 160,000 square feet of indoor meeting and convetion space, and 90,000 square feet of flex-space outside.

It will also include a 32,000-square-foot onsite location of exhale, Hyatt’s newly-acquired fitness and spa brand. 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.”

Ocean Resort Casino was purchased by AC Ocean Walk in January. The new owner said the reopening is expected to bring 2,500-3,000 new jobs to the area.

“The unique value Ocean Resort Casino brings to Atlantic City is the overall attention to detail and investment made in its design, fixtures and features, which will be optimized as we develop the overall guest experience,” said Deifik. “The resort’s prime location on Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk will offer guests the best of this vibrant destination.”

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