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Governor Christie Promotes New Jersey Tourism

Governor Christie visited Ocean Grove and Asbury Park to showcase the Administration’s commitment to improving Jersey Shore tourism beyond last year’s historic success, as well as the resiliency of Jersey Shore residents, small business owners, and restoration projects almost four years since Superstorm Sandy.

After visiting downtown Ocean Grove, Governor Christie stopped by The Asbury Hotel, a 110-room boutique hotel and the first new hotel in Asbury Park in over 50 years. The Asbury will feature:

  • A rooftop garden inspired by Central Park’s Great Lawn, with ocean views, oversized games and paddling pools
  • A pool that will be open to the public on Sundays
  • A 4,000-square-foot lounge on the hotel’s upper roof
  • A 4,800-square-foot indoor/outdoor event center

Overall, New Jersey’s tourism economy has grown for six straight years, including $43.4 billion generated last year, a 3.3-percent increase. With the memory and impact of Superstorm Sandy fading, Monmouth County was one of the fastest growing shore counties in 2015 — up 5.3 percent in 2015.

Asbury Park was named one of the Best Places to Travel to in 2016 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, as well as one of the Top 10 Beaches in New Jersey by Sea Grant Consortium.

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