Hyatt Hotels Corporation reports that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement that will see AC Ocean Walk’s Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City to become part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. Ocean Resort Casino was formerly known as Revel, a $2.4 billion resort that opened in 2012 and had to close in 2014 after filing for bankruptcy.
Hyatt’s Unbound Collection is a collection of unique and independent stay experiences, according to Hyatt. Ocean Resort Casino, which is projected to reopen this summer, is situated on 20 acres of the Atlantic City Boardwalk and, at 710 feet and 60 stories tall, is the tallest structure in Atlantic City.
The 1,399-room resort will have a 138,000-square-foot luxury casino, 160,000 square feet of indoor meeting and convention space with another 90,000 square feet of flexible outdoor special event space, five swimming pools, including a salt-water pool, a sun deck with cabanas, and distinctive dining from premiere restaurant groups Garces Group and LDV Hospitality and entertainment experiences that will feature lively day and nightclubs and a best-in-class sports bar. The resort will include a 32,000-square-foot onsite location of exhale, Hyatt’s newly acquired fitness and spa brand, which will feature 32 treatment rooms, a mind body studio and retail boutique. The new spa will be the first exhale experience to open within a Hyatt-branded property.
Ocean Resort Casino was purchased by AC Ocean Walk in January, and has started an extensive hiring program which is expected to bring 2,500-3,000 new jobs to Atlantic City. It will be the eighth hotel in North America to open as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio, which launched in 2016, joining the recently opened Holston House Nashville in Nashville, TN, The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, and Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The Eliza Jane in New Orleans is expected to join the portfolio, when it opens this spring. In addition, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt properties include The Driskill in Austin, Texas, Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix, The Confidante in Miami Beach, FL, Hotel du Louvre in Paris, and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt has also announced a new hotel development in Hollywood, CA, slated to open in 2019, and that the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France will re-open in spring 2018 under the brand as Hotel Martinez.