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Ritz Carlton Hotel Plaque

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Marker is located outside the entrance to the Ritz Condominiums building at the Boardwalk and Belmont Avenue

Marker text:
The Ritz Condominiums

Former Ritz Carlton Hotel opened during the "Roaring Twenties" on June 24, 1921 as one of Atlantic City's Grand Hotels.

Designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore at a cost of $6 million.

During WW2 the Ritz Carlton served the US Armed Forces as an integral part of "Camp Boardwalk"

Presidential guests included Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, and Herbert Hoover. Other famous guests included Al Capone, Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, Lucky Luciano, Lawrence Tibbet, Sophie Tucker, and NY Mayor Jimmy Walker.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel converted to the Ritz Condominium in November 1982.

Additional information:
The Ritz Condominium building is one of the oldest hotel structures on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It is most famous perhaps for being the home of political boss Enoch "Nucky" Johnson. More information about the Ritz during Nucky's time can be found here.