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AC’s Ocean Resort Unveils Holiday Pop-Up Events, New Rooms

Ocean Casino Resort has been making waves in Atlantic City.

The towering and elegant structure located on the shore recently unveiled its new, contemporary 463 square foot Blu Rooms, inspired by the ocean and giving guests a taste of summer, even in the colder months.

Airy new rooms, along with recent restaurant additions, pop-up foodie events and a diverse entertainment lineup have helped the Jersey Shore property rank third in gambling revenue in Atlantic City, behind the Hard Rock Hotel. in second place and Borgata leading the pack.

For Halloween, spooky cocktails will be sold through Monday at the hotel’s Lobby Bar as well as Nola’s Bar & Lounge. They include the Frida(y) the 13, a mixture of smashed cucumber, Patron Silver, Pablano Verde, lime juice and agave, topped with cucumber soaked in Tajin seasoning and a rim of chamoy sauce. Vampire’s Kiss is also on the holiday drink menu, made with American Harvest Organic vodka, cranberry and lemon juice, grenadine and a sugar rim.

The building that houses Ocean first opened as Revel in 2012 but closed, along with several other Atlantic City hotels in 2014, after going bankrupt. After changing ownership and some failed starts, it finally reopened as Ocean Casino Resort in 2018 and has been thriving ever since.

Ocean rolled out more than $85 million in property developments over the summer, including $72 million spent building the new contemporary Blu rooms and suites in a space that was never completed in the massive building. .

The hotel has always embraced its boardwalk location, with common areas and restaurants overlooking the ocean, and the more than 460 new rooms “are inspired by the colors and patterns of the shoreline,” according to Ocean.

“Beach-inspired floors and wallcoverings create a soothing atmosphere, while soft-touch fabrics mimic the style and shapes reminiscent of this modern yet iconic building,” the hotel added. Pops of color complement the breathtaking ocean views, while luxurious bathrooms feature marble floors, double sinks, and oversized showers.

“Continuing the aesthetic of the beachscape, the newly constructed suites offer elevated interior finishes and additional amenities such as a dining area, wet bar and generous lounge seating allowing guests to host small gatherings .”

Ocean also lost $5.2 million on a new sports betting site in the middle of the casino that debuted in July, called The Gallery Bar Book & Games. It features an elevated circular bar and lounge in the center of the room, as well as huge LED screen walls, video poker, blackjack and roulette tables.

Decadent desserts and entrees are served at Serendipity3, which recently opened in Atlantic City.
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The hotel added a fun, laid-back spot to its lineup in June with an outpost of Serendipity3, known for dazzling desserts like Frrrozen hot chocolate mugs and a massive cotton candy celebration tower that can double as a centerpiece. of table. Lunch and breakfast are also served here with options like a buffalo chicken sandwich, salmon with fries and medley, and s’mores waffles.

And the resort recently expanded its casual Asian restaurant, Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi, adding an additional 1,000 square feet of dining space.

Amada, a tapas restaurant in

The Ocean has long been home to ‘Iron Chef’ winner Jose Garces’ hip tapas spot, Amada, offering ocean views and a variety of Spanish small plates. The elegant American Cut steakhouse and Italian hotspot Dolce Mare also round out the fine dining here.

Notable casual spots include Wahlburgers, the burger joint of brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg, and Makai, which serves Hawaiian-style fare like a Hula Burger, Tuna Poke Bowl, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Expect fun upcoming events like a pop-up Jingle Bell Bar, which will open Nov. 25 and run through Jan. 1 at 1927 Lounge, right next to the casino. Festive cocktails, decor and entertainment are on the menu.

As for concerts, Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies are set to play at Ovation Hall next Friday, followed by an afterparty at Villain & Saint Bar which will feature live music and select $7 cocktails and $5 local beers. $.

“My Big Gay Italian Funeral,” a sequel to the Off-Broadway comedy, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding,” will be released at Ovation Hall on November 12, while rapper Flo Rida will perform there on November 26, and the musical ” Cirque Dreams Holidaze” will warm up the room on December 11.