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Opening page: Steel Pier at Atlantic City
Left: Pre-function space at Maryland Live!
Below (l-r): Gordon Ramsay Steak opening at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City;
Harth restaurant patio at Hilton Westchester
rated chef Gordon Ramsay, should also be on the to-do list of
visiting meetings groups.
Atlantic City is awaiting the opening this summer of the $500
million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The new hotel,
formerly the Trump Taj Mahal, will feature two separate arenas for
concerts and sporting events, seating 7,000 people. Changes will
include a redesigned interior and casino, along with new food and
beverage outlets. The Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City will be centrally
located within the property and offer beach access, while the hotel's
entrance will be completely reimagined with a new port cochere
located on the famous Boardwalk. The lobby and guest rooms
are undergoing renovations, and meeting space is being updated.
The crowning touch, a full-service spa, will feature relaxing and
recharging treatments. In keeping with Hard Rock's theme, the hotel
will showcase rock-and-roll memorabilia, but in this case it will be
handpicked with a focus on musicians from New Jersey.
The Atlantic City skyline has forever been transformed with the
new $14 million Observation Wheel-the third-largest in the
US-with 40 climate-controlled gondolas that reach an elevation
of 227 ft. Groups of up to 240 can host an event at the wheel, an
unforgettable way to top off an Atlantic City experience. The city
awaits the opening of the 350-ft vertical Polercoaster, which will
debut next year where the Sands Casino once stood.
"Atlantic City's diversification
continues to grow the meetings and
conventions segment-whether it's
a meeting or event for 40 to 40,000."
What better way to see Baltimore than from the water? Groups
can join a lunch, brunch, cocktail or dinner cruise with the Spirit
of Baltimore or Inner Harbor Spirit, or for a truly exclusive
experience, customize a full deck or ship charter with ice sculptures,
live music and their company logo on a large green screen. The
Spirit of Baltimore can accommodate up to 450 attendees and the
Inner Harbor Spirit up to 300 seated or 550 for cocktails.
Attendees who have visited Baltimore before will likely know
the Inner Harbor area, but the lesser-known neighborhoods that
showcase different sides of this multifaceted city are sure to intrigue.
Harbor Point, the former industrial site of the old Allied Signal
chromium plant property, is in the midst of a transformation into
a 3 million-sf mixed-use development with a hotel, office space
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