TJM Properties Names Nasser Samman
General Manager of The Claridge Atlantic City

Florida-Based Real Estate Firm Moves Forward with
 New Hotels & Appointments  
in New Jersey, Syracuse and Philadelphia

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Nasser Samman is the new general manager of the historic Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, NJ, July 2016-----TJM Properties, a leading Florida-based real estate and hospitality company, has named Nasser Samman general manager of its flagship property, the historic Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The appointment is part of TJM's ongoing expansion into the area of hospitality management. The company has purchased three new hotels in the past eight months in Central New York, Pennsylvania and Mississippi and appointed seven new general managers, sales executives, financial controllers and specialists in the area of Human Resources, Engineering and Information Technology.

In his new position, Mr. Samman will be responsible for all operational and marketing aspects of The Claridge, including its new Conference Center at The Claridge, recently built to meet the growing demand for meeting venues in the legendary seaside resort. The opening of the new Conference Center brings the hotel's meeting space to 100,000 square feet.

"We are delighted to welcome such an exceptional hotelier to our growing team of professionals," says Cem Erenler, TJM's vice president of Hotel Operations & Business Development.  "His experience and commitment to excellence will be invaluable, as we expand our guest services, products and properties." 

Mr. Samman's hospitality career spans management positions in operations, catering sales and food and beverage for such leading brands as Hyatt, Sheraton, New York's Vista Hotel and Restaurant Association.  

As general manager of two leading luxury hotels in the Long Island market, he earned an enviable reputation for his marketing skills and successful financial management. Newly appointed as general manager of The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, New York, Mr. Samman faced the daunting challenge of restoring the property after Hurricane Sandy. Today, The Allegria Hotel as a leading choice on Long Island for meetings, banquets, and world-class dining and hospitality.

Nasser Samman holds a number of honors for his hospitality expertise and community involvement. In 2009, when he was general manager of the Garden City Hotel, Long Island Business News honored Mr. Samman in its inaugural "50 Around 50" awards for leading Long Island executives. In 2007, Mr. Samman was selected as one of 20 industry experts to sit on the advisory board of Seven Stars and Stripes, an arbiter of global luxury standards in travel and leisure. In 2004, the Big Apple Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International selected Samman as General Manager of the Year. In 2002, Mr. Samman received the New York State Senate Liberty Award for exceptional achievement for his work with a local relief fund to support 9/11 families. Other honors include the 2006 HSMAI General Manager of the Year and The Grand Hyatt New York - Manager of the Year.

Nasser Samman graduated from New York City Technical College and was honored by its Department of Hospitality Management with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

About The Claridge Hotel

An Atlantic City landmark and legend, the historic Claridge Hotel stands at the center of the fabled Boardwalk at the corner of Park Place and Broadway, overlooking the ocean and Brighton Park. Opened in 1930, this Art Deco architectural gem was once, at 24 stories, the tallest hotel in America and known as "The Sky Scraper by the Sea." The Claridge hosted the famous and the infamous. John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra were guests. Mobsters Al Capone and Nucky Thompson favored The Claridge, an important part of the notorious Boardwalk Empire. 

Returned to its Art Deco splendor in 2014, The Claridge offers 480 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many with ocean views and Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms are equipped with Frette linens, flat-screen TV, in-room safe, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer and deluxe toiletries.  

Once a popular speakeasy, The Twenties Restaurant retains its Jazz Age ambiance..

The Twenties Restaurant is one of the oldest dining establishments in Atlantic City, known for its fine Italian fare, fresh seafood and Jazz Age ambiance. A popular speakeasy during Prohibition, the restaurant boasts the original bar from those decadent days. The Twenties is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Claridge is known for its entertainment, and The newly renovated Celebrity Theater is the scene of classic Broadway musicals and performances. The theater is also the proud home of the Atlantic City Ballet. The Malcolm Lounge showcases top musical talent.  

The Claridge recently launched its new Conference Center at The Claridge, adding 15,000 square feet of new conference space to meet the growing demand for meeting venues in the legendary seaside resort. The opening of the new Conference Center brings the hotel's meeting space to 100,000 square feet, including a 6400 square foot room perfect for general sessions or small trade shows and four smaller conference and board rooms.With 100,000 square feet of conference and event space, The Claridge Hotel is ideal for weddings, special events, parties and meetings. The newly renovated Ocean Front Grand Ballroom with its vaulted blue and gold ceiling, brilliant chandeliers and sea views, accommodates up to 450 guests at weddings, dinners and special events. 

The hotel also added Atlantic City's only Rooftop Bar and the new Beer & Wine Garden in Brighton Park.  
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About TJM Properties 

TJM Properties is a privately held Real Estate and hospitality firm owned and operated by Terence J. McCarthy of St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is expanding its hospitality portfolio and owns a growing number of hotels in Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania under the Quality Inn, Baymont Inn, Howard Johnson, Crowne Plaza and Radisson flags. In Atlantic City, TJM owns The Claridge Hotel and Atlantic Club. A leading developer of Senior Living Communities, TJM Properties sold 15 of its 19 Senior Living properties in 2013, comprising of 2500 units, for $220 million.