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.

Kennedy Funding closes $2.3 million loan for beachfront tract in Dominican Republic

Kennedy Funding has completed another loan in the Caribbean, closing $2.3 million in financing to the owners of more than 60 beachfront acres in the Dominican Republic.

Bell Works expands dining, entertainment amenities with new rooftop bar

Somerset Development has opened a new rooftop bar at its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel, marking the latest amenity at the 2 million-square-foot mixed-use property.

Newark Symphony Hall shows off plans for façade, streetscape makeover

Newark Symphony Hall has unveiled designs for an upcoming exterior renovation as part of a five-year, $50 million renovation project to restore the historic venue.

Hard Rock announces $20 million upgrade for Atlantic City hotel, casino

Renovations are coming to nearly 100 suites at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as part of a newly announced, $20 million investment at the boardwalk property.

Blatstein details plan for 100,000 sq. ft. entertainment space at Atlantic City’s Showboat

The owner of Atlantic City’s Showboat property has unveiled plans for an expansion that will create New Jersey’s largest arcade, a sports bar and other offerings at the former casino.

ACDEVCO, stakeholders secure $680,000 award for Atlantic City neighborhood plan

Business leaders have secured nearly $700,000 in state funding for Atlantic City’s Chelsea neighborhood, supporting everything from streetscape improvements to outdoor fitness classes.

FMERA: Developer buys Fort Monmouth bowling alley, plans modern entertainment venue

A local developer has acquired a former bowling center at Fort Monmouth and is now preparing to renovate and reopen the facility as a new entertainment venue, state officials said.

State completes sale of Fort Monmouth marina, restaurant property

The operator of a marina and restaurant property at Fort Monmouth has acquired the parcel, following approval by the agency leading the redevelopment of the former U.S. Army post.

JLL makes two promotions on New Jersey capital markets team

JLL has announced two promotions within its New Jersey capital markets office.

Connell announces three additions to culinary team at Berkeley Heights campus

The Connell Co. has unveiled three key additions to the culinary team at its sprawling business and hospitality campus along Interstate 78 in Union County.