Thursday, May 23, 2024

American Resort Management selected to represent Atlantic City’s Showboat hotel in development of new waterpark

The Atlantic City Showboat hotel’s owner plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor waterpark resort located between the Showboat and the Ocean Casino Resort at the north end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The project is on track to break ground in September.

“We intend on building a cruise ship on land, and we searched nationwide for an expert to lead the effort,” said Bart Blatstein, owner of the Showboat Hotel. “The search was a lengthy one, but one name was consistently brought up as the best of the best, Rick Coleman and his team from American Resort Management.”

As owner’s representative, American Resort Management will oversee all aspects of project development. ARM has extensive experience in the hospitality, destination resort and attractions industries, and the team is skilled in tackling the most complex projects and bringing them to fruition on time and within budget.

“This is a significant development for Atlantic City and the Showboat property, and we are beyond thrilled to play a role in helping to transform it into a world-class destination,” said Richard Coleman, American Resort Management CEO. “Our goal is to create the most unique indoor waterpark in the world.”

American Resort Management, along with the properties and parks they manage have earned numerous industry awards from TripAdvisor and the World Waterpark Association, as well as coveted “Best Of” lists in their respective communities. ARM is currently the operator of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, a notably successful, year-round indoor waterpark located in Grand Prairie, TX. On top of providing innovative ideas and best practices, ARM helped Epic Waters earn recognition such as the 2018 Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association for its creativity in the development of new themes, facilities, programs, services and operational concepts in the water attractions industry.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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