by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2012
Meeting Hotels 
Meeting and incentive properties include the 2,590-room Harrah's Resort Atlantic City; 2,133-room Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort; 2,032-room Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel; 2,000-room Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa; 1,800-room Revel; 1,756-room Bally's Atlantic City; 1,331-room Showboat Casino Hotel; 1,140-room Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino; 942-room Resorts Casino Hotel; 904-room Trump Plaza; 809-room ACH Casino Resort; 800-room Water Club, a Signature Hotel by Borgata; 728-room Golden Nugget Atlantic City; 502-room Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, and 331-room The Chelsea.

Outside the city proper, in nearby Galloway, is the 297-room Seaview.

Convention Center
Atlantic City Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 486,600 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 45; (888) 222-3683

Luxury tax, 9%; sales tax, 4%; occupancy fee, 1%; tourism promotion fee, $2 per room for casino hotels, $1 per room for others; total tax on hotel rooms, 14%, plus tourism promotion fee

Airport Transit
Atlantic City International Airport, about 10 miles northwest of the Boardwalk. Transfer cost by airport shuttle, $13; by taxi, $25-$35

Group VenuesCentral Michel Richard restaurant
Revel resort
 has 14 dining outlets, three of them by Washington, D.C.-based chef Michel Richard. All three -- O Bistro and Wine Bar, O Bistro Dining Room and Central Michel Richard -- feature sophisticated takes on comfort foods (try the lobster burger and 72-hour short ribs at Central) and are available for private events. (855) 348-0500

Groups of up to 20 people can create, and afterward indulge in, a themed meal at the Viking Cooking School at Harrah's Resort. Participants help prepare fare from flavorful regions such as New Orleans and Southern Italy, or take cooking classes customized to the group's style or meal of choice. (800) 242-7724

The Atlantic City region offers superb golf facilities. Among those that welcome groups are the Atlantic City Country Club (609-236-4400), Blue Heron Pines (609-965-1800), Harbor Pines Golf Club (609-927-0006), The Links at Brigantine Beach (609-266-1388), Mays Landing Golf Club (609-641-4411), McCullough's Emerald Links (609-926-3900), Sand Barrens Golf Club (609-465-3555), Seaview Pines Course and Bay Course (609-652-1800), Shore Gate Golf Club (609-624-8337) and Twisted Dune Golf Club (609-653-8019).

Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, (888) 228-4748