Client: Resorts International Holdings
Location: Atlantic City, NY
Size: 1,000,000sf
Program: 750-key hotel, Casino, Pool/deck, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Roof Park, Structured Parking
Cost: TBD
Status: Canceled

Key Roles: Anthony Fieldman, former Principal and lead project designer, Perkins+Will; Cory Zwerlein, former project designer, Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will, Architects of Record








The Refuge at Atlantic City Hilton will be a new landmark destination for entertainment and repose. Its iconic 750-room 5-star hotel tower is uniquely shaped to maximize panoramic views of the ocean and bay while minimizing views of adjacent buildings – yielding a tower with floor plates that grow consistently larger with height – in fact twice as large at its apex than at its base. The 400-foot high ‘Atmosphere’ restaurant and nightclub have panoramic 360º views of Atlantic City and unparalleled views of the beach. In the tower’s base, guests arrive at the property at a large, covered porte-cochere beneath an enormous upside-down fountain that rains from the overhang into a reflecting pool at the building’s entrance. Once inside the podium, a series of immersive environments draw on the latent natural assets of the physical context: ‘Ocean’ – a check-in aquarium; ‘Dunes’ – the beachfront night club and seafood bar; ‘Beach’ – a pool, spa and 365-day sand beach and wave pool with retractable roof; and ‘Refuge’ – a fully serviced, two-acre private roof park atop the podium that allows guests to take a morning run, have coffee overlooking the ocean; rent a day cabana set among the beach grass; or take in a concert at the seasonal outdoor amphitheater.  The entire podium is clad in a living topiary screen made of seasonal and evergreen flowering ivies.

Taken in sum, the immersive environments and the hotel’s signature geometry make the Refuge a unique property in the NorthEast – and perhaps the country.

Image credits: Perkins + Will unless otherwise noted

Structual Analysis: Guy Nordenson and Associates