Hyatt Hotels Corporation in New Jersey has reportedly announced that it will be terminating its short-lived partnership with Atlantic City’s massive Ocean Casino Resort property from the end of the year.
According to a Tuesday report from The Press of Atlantic City newspaper, the pair inked an alliance in June of last year that saw the Boardwalk property’s 1,399 rooms become part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. This purportedly put the 57-story Ocean Casino Resort on a par with such prestigious properties as The Confidante Miami Beach, London’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel and the Hotel du Louvre in Paris and was to allow it to more easily market itself to the hotel giant’s global client base.
However, the newspaper reported that the Atlantic City venue was rarely prominently displayed on Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s website, which meant that prospective guests were often required to search for detailed reservation and booking information on their own.
The Press of Atlantic City reported that Hyatt Hotels Corporation used an official press release to state that the Ocean Casino Resort ‘will no longer be operated as a Hyatt-affiliated hotel or within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand’ from midnight on December 31. It purportedly moreover declared that it ‘remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to our guests during the transition’ and that the majority of existing hotel reservations ‘will not be affected due to this brand change.’
Reportedly read the statement from Hyatt Hotels Corporation…
“After December 31, World of Hyatt members will not be eligible to receive World of Hyatt program benefits when staying at the hotel including earning World of Hyatt points and redeeming World of Hyatt points or free night awards.”
For its part, Ocean Resort Casino reportedly released a statement of its own in which its proclaimed that the arrangement was being ended ‘due to our continued success’ and that its ‘hotel volumes no longer permit preferential booking’ for clients of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Ocean’s statement reportedly read…
“We are grateful to Hyatt Hotels Corporation for the impetus it gave us for our grand reopening and value Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s guests.”
The Press of Atlantic City cited official information from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in explaining that the Ocean Resort Casino had a third-quarter average occupancy rate of 99.6%, which put it second among the seaside city’s nine casino properties.
Previously known as the Revel Atlantic City, the Ocean Resort Casino features a 138,000 sq ft casino offering a collection of some 1,937 slots as well as a sportsbook and 107 gaming tables. The newspaper reported that the venue’s 32,000 sq ft spa, which is owned by Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is not expected to be impacted by the change although some guests may soon find it harder to book a room.