Atlantic City News: Claridge Hotel Reopens and Waterpark Plans Are in the Works

Several Jersey Shore beaches opened back up in time for Memorial Day weekend. The governor still wants us to keep socially distancing in mind while at the beach. City officials roam the Atlantic City beach and boardwalk to remind everyone about this. Another bit of Atlantic City news that indicates we are trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy at the Jersey Shore came out last week. The Claridge Hotel officially opened back up for business. Plus, it appears that the owner of the Showboat plans to create a waterpark next to their property.

Here's some positive Atlantic City news that should make you happy. The Claridge Hotel opened its doors last weekend and plans for a a $100M waterpark next to the Showboat are in the works.

The Claridge Hotel Opens Back Up for Business

Search Jersey Shore homes for saleThat’s right. Weeks after the governor shut down New Jersey hotels and other businesses around the state due to COVID-19 concerns, the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City reopened its doors to the public on Memorial Day weekend. For over 90 years, they have welcomed guests to the Jersey Shore with elegance and class. They continue that tradition now. With their guests’ safety in mind, they adhere to all CDC and Department of Health guidelines. As you can imagine, reservations fill up quickly. Either visit their website or give them a call at 866-431-4430 today to make your reservation for a fun summertime getaway.

$100M Waterpark in the Works for Atlantic City

In other Atlantic City news, we could see a new waterpark rise up in our fair city soon. In an effort to bring more families to the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk area, Showboat’s owner applied for a state tax credit so that he could build a waterpark next to their hotel. With Wildwood being the closest waterpark to Atlantic City, this will be welcome news for area residents and summertime visitors. Las Vegas shirked off its less-than-desirable beginnings over the last couple of decades by installing more family-friendly adventures in town. Local officials want to do the same for Atlantic City.

Now, we have heard about the possibility of waterparks coming to town before. The Marina District entertained talk of a waterpark and sailboat-shaped hotel in 2012. And developers bandied about a redesign of the Atlantic Club property to allow for a new hotel and waterpark just three years ago. Unfortunately, neither project came to fruition. But we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for when they break ground on this new waterpark next to the Showboat.

Sherri Lilienfeld, Apex Prime Realty, Your Source for Jersey Shore Real Estate