Claridge Names GM

The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City announced the appointment of Cem Erenler to the position of hotel general manager.

The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, reborn as a non-gaming hotel property after its sale by Caesars Entertainment, announced the appointment of Cem Erenler as its new general manager.

Erenler will oversee all of the hotel operations, guest services and development of the historic hotel.

Erenler has held several senior leadership roles at various hotels and restaurants, including two of Ian Schrager’s properties, the Hudson Hotel and the Paramount Hotel, as well as the well-known, five-diamond Regent Wall Street Hotel and Spa. He was also founding manager and instrumental in opening the luxury catering halls, IACC Conference Center, known as The Palace, in Somerset, New Jersey.

“With over 23 years experience, Mr. Erenler will bring his vast experience to developing the Claridge Hotel, which is now under new ownership,” the hotel said in a press release. “This iconic Atlantic City Hotel is putting the finishing touches on renovating all of the property’s 500 guest rooms and suites as well as two new ballrooms, ocean-view banquet room, indoor pool deck, Twenties restaurant, fine art gallery, 500-seat theater and two lounges.”

“I am thrilled to have been selected to be the leader of this beautiful property,” said Erenler. “Our team will focus on creating a guest service experience that is second to none. The Claridge Hotel will soon be the premier non-casino hotel to stay in Atlantic City.”