Hotels & Resorts
In Deadly Storm’s Wake, Major Hotels Appear to Escape Damage
Residents and officials in the Northeast are still assessing the damage from Sandy, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone currently centered over Pennsylvania. The deadly storm has caused billions of dollars in damage and crippled infrastructure along the East Coast, and it continues to inflict heavy winds, rain and snow on an area from the southern Appalachians to the Great Lakes.
While many homes in Atlantic City, N.J., were flooded—the storm surge coupled with high tides put the majority of city streets underwater—NJ.com reports that the casinos escaped major damage. So did most of the city’s famous boardwalk, although a portion northeast of the casinos in the city’s Inlet section was washed away. Winds did damage some casino signs, transforming the Tropicana into the Tropican and Trump Taj Mahal into the Trump Ta Mahal. The resorts are still assessing damage and have not announced when they will reopen. nj.com
In New York, Le Parker Meridien remains empty. Police evacuated the hotel Monday because of the danger presented by a damaged construction crane hanging from a nearby building. Utility workers continue to work on restoring power to lower Manhattan, but several of the evacuated luxury hotels in the area indicated on their websites that they would begin accepting reservations for arrivals Wednesday. hotelchatter.com