• Sunday , 21 January 2018

Bart Blatstein Reopens Showboat Hotel to Make a Statement

Photos, story by Lou Perri

Bart Blatstein, the President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Tower Investments, a leading developer of retail, entertainment, mixed use, residential and commercial properties, announced the reopening of Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, the largest non-casino hotel in New Jersey.

On Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk, the iconic full-service hotel began its first phase of reopening with 852 oceanfront room and suites, including 38 1,100–square-foot oceanfront balcony suites. The balcony suites include 1.5 bathrooms, a living and dining area, wet bar with fridge and Jacuzzi tubs. The hotel also includes two 1,900-square-foot oceanfront Super Suites that offer the same plush amenities as the balcony suites, as well as a gas fireplace. ACSB Hospitality will manage the property.

“This is an exciting time for us – Tower Investments embraced this opportunity and hit the ground running to make the opening of this hotel happen in time for the prime summer tourist season,” Blatstein told Explore New Jersey. “We are extremely proud of this hotel, the fact we are open for guests now and that we are creating hundreds of jobs in Atlantic City, all while delivering an unforgettable experience for our guests at this iconic destination.”

Located at 801 Boardwalk, the hotel offers a full service bar named Worship Surf Bar on States Ave., the Canal Street coffeehouse featuring quality, fresh brewed coffee and fine pastries and the Atlantic City Eatery (ACE) that serves all-American food and drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“We know that this hotel with its completely refreshed look and new direction will attract new guests to this wonderful city,” Blatstein told a group of media who covered the reopening. “My confidence and belief in the future of Atlantic City has never been stronger. We continue to see exciting momentum and my experience in this city will certainly play a critical role as we restore the Showboat Hotel to what it truly deserves for the future. There has been great interest in this hotel for meetings and other large events and we know that bringing this hotel back to life will have great positive impact on the surrounding areas and other attractions in the city.”

To learn more about Showboat Hotel Atlantic City or to make reservations, please visit showboathotelac.com or call 609-487-4600.

Bart Blatstein, right, his wife, Jil, and son, Ryan, pose for Explore New Jersey, prior to taking questions from the news media.

Bart Blatstein, right, his wife, Jil, and son, Ryan, pose for Explore-NJ, prior to taking questions from the news media.

Aclose up of the familyprior to the news event announcing the reopening of Showboat Hotel.

A close up of the family prior to the news event announcing the reopening of Showboat Hotel.

Bart Blatstein is interviewed by Philly's Channel 10.

Bart Blatstein is interviewed by Philly’s Channel 10.

A Criz family member and her daughter.

A Criz family member and her daughter.

Carmen, left, from Puerto Rico, hugs a staff member. Carmen told Explore New Jersey she was a regular at the hotel.

Carmen, left, from Puerto Rico, hugs a staff member. Carmen told Explore New Jersey she was a regular at the hotel.

The Cruzes from Philadelphia heard about the reopening from his brother who lives in Atlantic City.

The Cruzes from Philadelphia heard about the reopening from his brother who lives in Atlantic City.

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The Super Suite master bedroom.

The Super Suite master bedroom.

Tje Super Suite overlooks the ocean andf Steel Pier.

The Super Suite overlooks the ocean and Steel Pier.

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A Jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom

A Jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom.

The Super Suite main bathroom.

The Super Suite main bathroom.

A section of the Bella Suite, a Super Suite on the ocean front.

A section of the Bella Suite, a Super Suite on the ocean front.

The living section of the Bella Suite.

The living section of the Bella Suite.

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The tro, from Bayonne, New Jersey, ordered the same lunch special.

The tro, from Bayonne, New Jersey, ordered the same lunch special.

A fish and chips plate ordered by a trio of guests.

A fish and chips plate ordered by a trio of guests.

Reporters ask questions f Mr. Blatstein. At right is Atlantic City Council president Marty Small who came in support of Mr. Blatstein's confidence in Atlantic City's future.

Reporters ask questions of Mr. Blatstein. At right is Atlantic City Council president Marty Small who came in support of Mr. Blatstein’s confidence in Atlantic City’s future.

ACE hostesses Naneniah, left, and Todja.

ACE hostesses Naneniah, left, and Todja.

The Eatery menu.

The Eatery menu.

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The bar area in Atlantic City Eatery, formerly the House of Blues restaurant.

The bar area in Atlantic City Eatery, formerly the House of Blues restaurant.

Interviewing the property's general manager.

Interviewing the property’s general manager.

The front desk staff, from left, Holly, Brandy, Cameron, Anah, and Cecilia.

The front desk staff, from left, Holly, Brandy, Cameron, Anah, and Cecilia.

Signage for Freeze, a lobby bar.

Signage for Freeze, a lobby bar.

A canvas close up.

A canvas close up.

The hallway from the Main Lobby shows the hotel is in excellent condition to attract guests.

The hallway from the Main Lobby shows the hotel is in excellent condition to attract guests.

Signage of food and beverage locations.

Signage of food and beverage locations.

Canvas covered some of the casino floor.

Canvas covered some of the casino floor.

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