Hospitality & Tourism

Whether it’s the proximity to New York City or all of the tourist attractions that New Jersey has to offer, the Garden State’s hospitality industry is booming. Hotels are increasingly becoming part of major redevelopment projects.

Kushner adds seafood restaurant, sunglasses shop to Pier Village retail lineup

Two retail tenants will open their first New Jersey locations after signing leases at Kushner’s mixed-use Pier Village property in Long Branch.

Stockton debuts second residence hall in Atlantic City, adding 416 beds to growing campus

Stockton University has opened the doors to a second residence hall in Atlantic City, in another key step toward revitalizing and growing the resort town beyond its historic casino industry.

HWE: Marriott Saddle Brook slated for upgrades after sale to private investor

The longtime owner of a highly visible, 241-key Marriott hotel in Saddle Brook has sold the property, in a newly announced deal by Hodges Ward Elliott.

Joint venture acquires 101-year-old Divine Riviera Hotel in Newark, in LRES-brokered deal

A local buyer has purchased a historic and culturally significant hotel in Newark’s Central Ward, in a newly announced deal by Logistics Real Estate Services.

Borgata’s Water Club to become MGM Tower under $55 million redesign, rebrand

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has kicked off a $55 million redesign and rebranding of the tower long known as The Water Club, with plans to deliver more than 700 renovated guestrooms and a new collection of high-end suites with wraparound views of Atlantic City.

Murphy calls for five-year phaseout of liquor license cap, tax credit for existing holders

Gov. Phil Murphy has revealed new details of a proposal to update the state’s decades-old liquor licensing program, seeking to balance new economic growth with the interests of existing operators.

Veris sells Port Imperial hotels for $97 million, completing exit from hospitality sector

Veris Residential Inc. has completed its exit from the hotel business after selling two Weehawken properties for a combined $97 million, the company announced this week.

Study: Meadowlands convention center, hotel complex would yield $30 billion over 30 years

A new Meadowlands convention center and hotel complex would generate $30 billion in new spending over 30 years, according to a study revealed Friday by supporters of the proposal.

Procida’s 100 Mile Fund achieves 2022 net income of $11.6 million, 9.5 percent return

The long-running 100 Mile Fund managed by Procida Funding LLC achieved net income in 2022 of $11.6 million, the firm announced, representing a net return to investors of 9.5 percent.

Blatstein details $50 million room, common area renovation at Showboat

The owner of Showboat in Atlantic City is detailing plans for a $50 million renovation as construction continues on a massive indoor water park at the iconic Boardwalk property.