Atlantic City is doing its part on the most romantic day of the year. Throughout At The Shore this week, you can find all of the events, parties and dining options from casinos and Atlantic City businesses.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, OpenTable named Atlantic City “4th Most Romantic City in the United States.”
The online restaurant reservation service calculated the ranking based on the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to diner reviews, the percentage of tables seated for two and the percentage of people who dined out last year on Valentine’s Day.
A.C. ranked higher than Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and other major cities. San Antonio, Texas; St. Louis, Mo.; and Providence, R.I.; were the Top 3.
Standout Valentine’s offers in Atlantic City worth checking out begin at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which is offering four hotel packages customized for couples and singles to accompany other holiday-themed events and specials.
For couples, The Chocolate Covered Romance package starts at $188 and include an overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata or Club room at The Water Club on Thursday, Feb. 13, or Friday, Feb. 14; and choice of one Valentine’s Day Spa Experience that includes a chocolate-covered strawberry wrap or strawberries and champagne couples retreat with strawberry masks and chocolate massages complemented by champagne black current truffles.
The For Lovers Only package starting at $569 includes two Golden Circle tickets to see R&B performer Maxwell on Friday, Feb. 14; overnight stay in Classic or Club room; and breakfast in bed courtesy of $50 in-room credit.
For singles, the Single & Fabulous package starting at $269 and available Friday includes overnight stay in Classic or Club room; and VIP entrance for up to four guests to mur.mur nightclub with music DJs MOS and KISS.
The Ladies Night Out with Maxwell package starting at $399 includes two tickets to see Maxwell; overnight stay in Classic or Club room; and VIP entrance to mur.mur.
Guests can also participate in the “Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes” on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, where each day several lucky players will be awarded prizes ranging from $250 Borgata Gift Cards to the grand prize of $10,000 cash by simply inserting your My Borgata Card into any slot machine or submitting it at an open table game.
Caesars Entertainment offers plenty of heart-themed action, too.
Harrah’s Resort’s Special Occasions package priced at $899 Sundays to Thursdays and $1,500 Fridays and Saturdays includes complimentary valet parking, overnight stay, VIP check-in, $100 dining credit, light show, limo ride and champagne.
Caesars Atlantic City’s Qua Baths and Spa is offering special spa packages including the Chocolate Temptation ($581) with full body exfoliation of sea salts, decadent chocolate wrap, scalp massage and choice of chocolate scented lotion and spa lunch; Cupid’s Seduction ($550) with side-by-side 75-minute massages and lunch; and Red Hot Valentine ($475) with 50-minute couples hot stone massage with aromatic oils; and Special Friends ($244) with 30-minute deep-cleansing facial, 40-minute classic massage and lunch.
Two-time Grammy winner Marc Anthony put on a hell of a show for a near-capacity Boardwalk Hall last weekend, but he wasn’t the only star in town.
Reality star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola from the VH1 series “Mob Wives” hosted Friday night at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort, posing for photos with fans.
KISS invades Hard Rock
If you’re a KISS fan, you will want to head to the Hard Rock Cafe at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort to pick up the latest Signature Series T-shirt and pin that benefit City of Hope.
The 32nd edition of the series features the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees with original designs by KISS.
“Charity and giving back is everyone's obligation. Here's a great way to give and get something great in the process. Everybody wins!” says KISS frontman Paul Stanley.
A portion of the proceeds benefit City of Hope in their worldwide effort to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
The shirt ($26) features an image of the current members of KISS with signatures of each KISS member on the front. The pin ($12) features a cutout of the KISS members with the Hard Rock logo.
Industry Night begins at Nugget
Haven Nightclub's industry night debut, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 20, due to wintry conditions. DJ Sid Vicious will headline the event Feb. 20.
Haven Nightclub, the newest Atlantic city dance experience inside Golden Nugget Atlantic City will debut its new industry night, MisBeHaven on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The new party night will offer $200 bottles of Patron, Ultimat Vodka, Moet Chandon and Pyrat Rum. Other specials include $8 Patron Silver shots, $4 Patron X.O., Patron Dark Cocoa and Patron Citronge shots, as well as $59 room rates and free self and valet parking.
To kick off the big new night, the Aussie duo Stafford Brothers will join infamous nightlife photographer KirillWasHere.
Haven will also offer S.K.A.M. artist Tony Arzadon on Friday, Feb. 14, Arzadon and Robbie Rivera on Saturday, Feb. 15, and a special night on Sunday, Feb. 16, with DJ Five and a special opening set by Will Smith’s son Ace.
A Super job
Jim McDonald, director of operations at Boardwalk Hall, was a major part of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford last weekend after he was named project manager for a team of stadium experts for the event.
The Philadelphia resident and Global Spectrum employee worked at Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., when he was director of operations at the University of Phoenix Stadium. He is involved in preparing for Global Spectrum’s involvement in Super Bowl XLIX, which returns to Phoenix in 2015.
Local radio personality Marc Berman was recently honored at the Elephant Talk Indie Music Awards at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City when he was named Indie Press Man of the Year.
The event, which paid tribute to top indie music artists, promoters and media who “made forward strides in the past year” was produced by Jerry Ryan, who also presents the Elephants for Autism Musical Festival, which returns May 16 to 18.
Berman, who says the indie scene offers “the best music you’ve never heard,” thanked the artists who defy all odds to continue and perform their music. The Atlantic City resident can be heard on “The Marc Berman Show” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays on WOND-AM 1400 or on TuneIn.com.