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.

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises hosts more than 550 at Glenpointe, marks 78 years in real estate

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is celebrating nearly eight decades in commercial real estate, a legacy that was on display recently as the firm welcomed a crowd of hundreds to its flagship campus Glenpointe campus in Teaneck.

‘We’ve just scratched the surface:’ Morris sees continued investments in workforce, property as Hard Rock marks five years in Atlantic City

Five years in, the work has only just begun for the team behind the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. That’s according to Jack Morris, the real estate magnate and co-owner of the boardwalk resort, who said the partnership plans to continue the types of investments that have defined the property since it opened in 2018. That includes everything from renovated suites and a new high-end lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to an ongoing focus on rehabilitating and employing former nonviolent offenders in the city.

Weiss unveils plan for Cipriani-inspired venue at historic bank building in New Brunswick

A historic bank building in downtown New Brunswick could soon be reborn as a high-end dining and events venue in the mold of Cipriani’s iconic locations in New York City.

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.