Month: September 2021

White Sands Oceanfront Resort wants more rooms but neighbors say no

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa, one of the borough’s landmark hotels, wants to build more rooms, in a proposal that has drawn the opposition of neighbors.

The plan for the Ocean Avenue hotel involves demolishing two houses next door on Washington Avenue and building a three-story addition with 20 rooms on two floors and covered parking on the ground level, said the hotel’s attorney Robert C. Shea of Toms River.

A hearing before the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to continue on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

Located closer to the southern

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What’s new in Jacksonville, Atlantic beaches

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In 2021, Jacksonville’s restaurant scene continues to grow, with new restaurants opening or planning to open in the coming months. Here’s a look at what’s opening or coming soon to Jacksonville’s beaches, including Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville Beach, as well as the city’s Intracoastal West areas.

The Baker’s Son by Valerio’s 

The Baker’s Son by Valerio’s, a family-owned Filipino opened Jan. 28 at 11957 Atlantic Blvd.

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group Expands Global Footprint Across 10 Key Gateway Cities In Prime Locations

Singapore – Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to grow its global pipeline with 13 new properties across 10 key gateway cities by 2024. More than 3,300 rooms will be added to the Group’s inventory, bringing its portfolio to 48 hotels, resorts, and serviced suites across 29 cities. Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s parent UOL Group Limited is one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies.

This move sees the Group establish its presence in key gateway cities, including London, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dalian, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap.

This expansion started from the recent openings of PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne

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Myrtle Beach hotel occupancy rates for Labor Day higher than past 2 years | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — If summer tourism numbers released recently by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are any indication, vacationers visited the Grand Strand at a record pace on Labor Day Weekend, even amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The chamber said one reason for the surge of visitors is due to various marketing campaigns distributed to multiple states with other experts adding that tourists are ready to travel after quarantines and other measures implemented to slow the spread of the virus, boosting the economy overall. 

'Revenge travel' and how it's played out in SC this summer

“Most national and local indicators show significantly greater demand and sales

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