• Jersey Shore Welcomes First Luxury Five-Star Boutique Hotel this Summer

    POSTED April 5, 2019
    Photo by Nikolas Koenig

Asbury Ocean Club Hotel is bringing the very first luxury five-star boutique hotel experience to the shores of New Jersey. Slated to open by July 4, Asbury Ocean Club Hotel will have 54 guestrooms and a large meeting space that can be divided into three smaller spaces. As a boutique hotel, the space will be ideal for weddings, wedding-related events, business meetings and family gatherings.

The quaint hotel will pay homage to Asbury Park's renowned restaurant scene, including partnerships with Asbury Park Distilling Co., Maiden Coffee and Asbury Park Brewery. A fine-dining restaurant will also join the property's culinary offerings in 2020.

The heart of the hotel's design is the Drawing Room, an awe-inspiring “glass house” floating on a glistening reflection pool at the center of the property that's designed to feel like a home rather than a hotel. The space functions as a living room, open kitchen doubling as a bar, music room and all-day retreat. 

Guests will be able to enjoy a clean, Mediterranean-inspired menu served all day in the Drawing Room, beside the pool, in guestrooms with 24-hour full room service or in The Gallery. On the ground floor will be the restaurant and 22,000 square feet of retail space, which will feature local and national brands, slated to open in 2020.

“There’s a kind of magic to being at the beach, in any season or weather, and that’s what’s captured in every detail of the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel,” says hotel design lead Anda Andrei.  “The hotel conveys a feeling you usually have to travel very far to experience - the peace and relaxation of a one-of-a-kind oasis. With that in mind, our design is focused on connecting every guest with gentle dunes and tranquil reflecting pools.” 

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.


Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”


Hard Rock International has announced its partnership with Clean the World (CTW), a leading organization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). This partnership provides business travelers the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity while giving back to the community by putting together hygiene kits for those in need.