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Left: Pool at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Right (top to bottom): Atlantic City skyline; Viking Cooking School
at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City; Atlantic City Convention Center
"If you are a corporate planner
looking to offer a unique
experience, there are so many
choices in Atlantic City."
Let's not forget the Viking Cooking School located within the
hotel. This open-glass school allows groups of up to 16 at a time
to have the ultimate team building experience and create culinary
delights together. Fancy a champagne brunch with smoked salmon
cheesecake, rosemary orange-glazed port tenderloin, spicy brown
sugar bacon and mini berry crumb cakes with streusel topping?
With the recent announcement of Hard Rock International
purchasing the Taj Mahal and plunking down $375 million dollars
for a complete makeover, more rooms and meeting and convention
space will be added to the city's inventory by next summer. And,
by end of this year, Revel, now named TEN, will reopen. Neither
of these resorts is included in the 15,500-room inventory that is
already available for planners to book.
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT FOR GROUPS
One of the most iconic places to bring your group is Docks Oyster
House. Founded in 1897, this restaurant offers classic steak and
seafood with fresh whole steamed lobsters, scallops, fish, steaks
and other meat entrees. It also offers a private dining room, which
can seat 60 for dinner or a cocktail reception with food for 100.
We also dined at Tomatoes restaurant in nearby Margate,
which also features two private dining rooms, one for up to 22
and another for 60 seated. Our group feasted on out-of-this-world
entrees such as Chilean sea bass pan-seared in lemon and soy
with littleneck clams, and Cuban pork chops with spice rub,
pumpkin gnocchi and diced mango. Tomatoes also offers a great
wine selection and the service was warm and accomplished.
Recently opened are restaurants by Michelin-rated chef Jose
Garces including Olon, Okatshe and Bar Olon at the Tropicana
Casino & Resort. These establishments add dimension to Atlantic
City's offerings. And for groups that want to incorporate some R&R,
Wood explains that Atlantic City has a variety of options to consider,
from golf and tennis, team building exercises, recreational events on
their boardwalk and beach events to new and exciting dining and
"If you are a corporate planner looking to offer a unique
experience, there are so many choices in Atlantic City. And with
more meeting space in the coming years, it allows Meet AC to cater
to new and different groups."
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