New Jersey Excellence in Tourism Awards

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) received two 2012 New Jersey Excellence in Tourism Awards at this year’s  New Jersey Conference on Tourism: one for its 2011 Partnership/Cooperative Marketing Initiative with the Harlem Globetrotters; and another in the Print Advertising category for their  2011 “Accolades” Advertising Campaign. 

John Siciliano, Executive Director of GWTIDA, accepted the award along with Ben Rose, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, on Thursday, March 15, at The Golden Nugget during the New Jersey Conference on Tourism Awards Ceremony in Atlantic City.

“We are excited to be recognized for our 2011 marketing efforts,” said John Siciliano, Executive Director for GWTIDA. “The exciting and amazing partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters Organization brought a new level of fun to the Wildwoods during our summer tourist season; and the Accolades Advertising Campaign gave us the opportunity to demonstrate, based on third-party recognition, that the Wildwoods are truly the best shore destination on the East Coast.”

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GWTIDA partnered with the Harlem Globetrotters in 2011 to host the Organization’s only summer appearance in North America. GWTIDA and the Harlem Globetrotters Organization equally provided direct funding, marketing, advertising and public relations support for the four-day event, which took place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from Wednesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13.

The success of the Harlem Globetrotters event in the Wildwoods exceeded all expectations and generated a tremendous amount of media for both the Wildwoods and the Harlem Globetrotters.  The Harlem Globetrotters Organization will return to the Wildwoods for another four-day event at the Wildwoods Convention Center in August 2012 from Wednesday, August 8 through Saturday, August 11.

The Wildwoods also received the award in the Print Advertising category for their “Accolades” Advertising Campaign. This fun and exciting campaign highlighted the accolades and distinctions the Wildwoods have earned from prestigious news, travel and online media such as Time.com, AOL, Trip Advisor, Bloomberg Newsweek, Sherman’s Travel, Forbes Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and more using bold messaging paired with a simple, yet distinctive color palette which provided an eye-catching look. Some accolades’ included: Top 10 Boardwalks in America, Best Beach Town in America, Top Ten Waterparks in the U.S., Top Ten Amusement Parks & Boardwalks in the United States and Best Beaches in New Jersey.

The ShopRite LPGA Classic returns to the famed Bay Course at Seaview Resort from May 28 to June 3, 2012. The best players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association will compete for a $1.5 million purse in the 54-hole, official LPGA event, which will again be televised live on Golf Channel. The Tournament, in coordination with title sponsor ShopRite, announced 100 percent of all advance ticket purchases will be donated to charity.

To date, there are 22 charity partners of the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, including AtlantiCare Foundation, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch. Since the LPGA started tracking charitablecontributions in 1981, the cumulative charitable donations from the LPGA and its tournaments has totaled more than $200 million, $24 million of which comes from the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The ShopRite LPGA Classic  ̶  in association with Tanger Outlets The Walk, the Official Ticket Sponsor of the 2012 event  ̶  is offering three ticket options:Good Any-One-Day Grounds Ticket for $15; Weekly Grounds Pass for $30; and Weekly Clubhouse Pass for $60. The Weekly Clubhouse Pass includes access to Seaview Resort, which provides additional dining and hospitality options. Tickets are now available at www.shopritelpgaclassic.com. Additionally, the Tournament announced the continuation of the following free ticket promotions:• Free admission for all spectators Monday, May 28 through Thursday, May 31• Children age 17 and under will be admitted free•      ShopRite Price Plus Members will receive two grounds tickets per day by showing a valid membership card at the Admissions Gate•   All service personnel (military, fire and police) will be admitted free of charge throughout the Tournament with proper ID The success of the Tournament depends heavily on the dedication of nearly 1,000 volunteers. Volunteers are needed to support a wide range of Tournament operations, including player scoring, clubhouse hospitality and maintaining crowd control as a marshal, among others. With the on-going support of AtlantiCare, the Official Sponsor of the Volunteer Program, the Tournament has created a valuable volunteer package. Each volunteer is required to purchase a $40 Official Volunteer Package that includes one official volunteer golf shirt; choice of hat or visor; free parking; Tournament access all week; two Good Any-One-Day Grounds Tickets; breakfast and lunch during days worked; and for those working a minimum of three shifts, a round of golf on the Tournament course (Seaview's Bay Course) for just one $25 cart fee. For Tournament updates, ticket and volunteer information, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com or call the Tournament Office at 609.798.0222.

High-energy dining arrives at Revel, the 6.3-million-square-foot beachfront destination, with One, anew dining concept created by New York-based hospitality company The ONE Group. Bringing the pulse of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to the Atlantic Coast, One combines an edgy rock n’ roll aesthetic with laid-back energy. The crowd’s eyes will focus around One’s colorful central bar with its prominently placed deejay booth, while they nosh on burgers, salads, steaks and side dishes from midday through the wee hours of the morning. From décor to dessert, this American grille-style restaurant will elevate the dining and social experience at Revel.

One joins an impressive roster of culinary partners at Revel. The resort features over a dozen concepts from renowned chefs and restaurateurs who have a vested interest in Revel and bring their signature flair from their regional restaurants in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. Strong entrepreneurial spirits and a tremendous talent to create gastronomic and lifestyle experiences are common threads among Revel’s partners.

The beachfront destination is smoke-free and features over 1,800 rooms with sweeping ocean views. Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, Revel curated a collection of daylife and nightlife experiences crafted to bring the outside in and the inside out. Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and 32,000-square-foot spa provide the guest with a relaxing resort, while an outstanding collection of 14 restaurant concepts, live entertainment, nightclubs, an oceanfront dayclub, a casino that feels like a theatre and a collection of boutiques tailor to guests passions.

“Revel targets the exact demographic we cater our brands to in New York and the other cities across America,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group. “We’re very excited to be among the great group of restaurants opening at the resort.”

The One dining experience will be available all day to Revel guests, with a menu created by The ONE Group’s Corporate Executive Chef Liran Mezan. The restaurant offers breakfast daily, and a “rockstar” brunch on weekend offering options like spiced-up egg dishes and a Bloody Mary bar, begging the question—coffee…or cocktail. At lunch the space takes on a bit more of an energetic vibe as the resort bustles with shoppers and guests passing by. By dinner time, One goes full-throttle with its haute couture crowd meets rock n’ roll design and a deejay spinning Wednesday through Saturday.

The restaurant’s cocktail program is aimed to blend both comfort with curiosity, offering signature drinks such as theCucumber Stiletto (Ketel One Citron, St. Germain, Fresh Lime Juice, Cucumber, Mint) and the One Night Stand (Ciroc Coconut Vodka, Pineapple, Fresh Sour). As guests take in the scene, sip a luscious cocktail and groove to the beats of the deejays spinning, it’s clear that One Rocks Revel®.

One Atlantic City is located at Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information on One Atlantic City, or to book a stay to experience Revel, visit www.revelresorts.comwww.facebook.com/OneAtlanticCity; or @OneAC on Twitter. For the latest updates on Revel, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/revel and follow @revelresorts on Twitter.

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