by Elise Schoening | February 14, 2020

Even with a prime spot along the Jersey Shore, plenty of luxury hotels and casinos to choose from and top-notch restaurants around every corner, Atlantic City continues to up its game to attract events.

A testament to how well the city works with meeting professionals, three entities won Stella Awards in 2019 from Northstar Meetings Group, SM's parent company. The Hard Rock Hotel and Resorts Casino Hotel won gold and bronze, respectively, for best gaming properties in the Northeast. Meet AC, the area's convention and visitors bureau, won silver for best CVB/DMO in the Northeast. The Stella Awards recognize organizations that consistently deliver quality service and innovation for events.

In sustainability news, the Atlantic City Convention Center recently received Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. In order to meet the rigorous requirements, the venue replaced all metal-halide lighting in the exhibit halls with LED light fixtures, installed low-flow plumbing fixtures in the bathrooms to reduce water usage and implemented a robust recycling program that has diverted more than 158.2 tons of materials from landfills.

Read about all the latest updates and venue details in the Atlantic City destination guide at