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.

Maplewood set to welcome new restaurant, KW Commercial says

A new restaurant that offers early American soul food fused with West African and Caribbean flavor is joining the mix in downtown Maplewood, according to a local brokerage firm.

Buyer plans water park at former Atlantic Club casino

Another shuttered Atlantic City casino could find new life under a plan unveiled Monday by a local developer.

Hard Rock, N.J. real estate families to buy and reopen Trump Taj Mahal for $300M

Investor Carl Icahn has agreed to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey real estate families, the buyers said, under a $300 million plan to acquire, renovate and reopen the Atlantic City gaming hall.

High-end event space opens at 2M sq. ft. Kearny redevelopment

A project that calls for redeveloping a historic, 2 million-square-foot former shipyard in Kearny has attracted a Manhattan-based operator that will open a high-end event space at the property.

Pru Center unveils plans for Grammy museum in Newark

An 8,000-square-foot Grammy museum is coming to the Prudential Center, creating a new cultural destination for the Newark arena as it continues to grow its offerings in the city.

Icahn to sell Trump Taj Mahal after spat with lawmakers, despite Christie veto

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, seemingly frustrated by legislation that would have stripped him of his casino license, says he will sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Design firm names partners for the first time

Five top executives at DMR Architects are now partners in the business, marking a new milestone in the 25-year history of the Hasbrouck Heights-based firm.

Design firm lands new planning role with Belmar

Borough officials in Belmar have tapped DMR Architects to serve as its municipal planner, building on the firm’s existing role as the architect for the Jersey Shore town.

Spa complex opens at former Edgewater factory site

A new high-end, 240,000-square-foot spa has opened its doors in Edgewater, completing the redevelopment of another piece of the former Alcoa factory site along the Hudson River.

Well-known Somerset County hotel sold for $30 million, HFF says

A real estate investment firm has sold a Somerset County hotel for $30 million, a decade after acquiring the property through a partnership with a former hospitality company.