by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 03, 2018
The 1,399-room Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the hotel chain's collection of unique properties. The former Revel resort, which has been closed since 2014, was purchased earlier this year by AC Ocean Walk and is slated to reopen this summer.
 
The expansive 6.4 million-square-foot luxury resort has a 138,000-square-foot casino; 160,000 square feet of indoor meeting and convention space with another 90,000 square feet of outdoor event space; and five swimming pools, including a salt-water pool and a sun deck with cabanas. It will have dining outlets by restaurant groups Garces Group and LDV Hospitality and entertainment experiences that will feature nightclubs and a sports bar, as well as a 32,000-square-foot on-site location of Exhale, Hyatt's fitness and spa brand, which will feature 32 treatment rooms, a mind-body studio and a retail boutique. The new spa will be the first Exhale to open within a Hyatt-branded property.
 
"We are excited to be affiliating Ocean Resort Casino with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, and to be introducing Hyatt to Atlantic City, one of the nation's most visited resort and casino destinations," said David Tarr, senior vice president of development, Americas, Hyatt. "AC Ocean Walk's spectacular resort will establish a new standard on Atlantic City's storied Boardwalk, making it a fitting addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio."
 
"It is an honor for us to join forces with one of the world's most renowned hotel brands -- Hyatt," said Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk. "Hyatt has an incredible 60-plus-year legacy in the industry, and its loyal global customer base will have access to an authentic way to experience all that makes Atlantic City attractive and popular. We are thrilled and proud to be joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio as we prepare for the resort's opening this summer."