Pivot adds two Jersey Shore boutique hotels

Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, has been selected by Kushner Companies to operate the Wave Resort and The Bungalow.

Located in Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ along the iconic boardwalk, the 67-room Wave Resort features an oceanfront pool deck; Wave Resort Spa and fitness center; 7,000 sq. ft. of event space, and three distinct dining experiences. Also located in Pier Village, The Bungalow comprises 24 rooms and fully equipped suites with kitchenettes; an art gallery featuring work from local artists; 1,000 sq. ft. of event space and a unique cocktail lounge.

“We are honored to welcome these exceptional properties to our growing family,” said Rick Colangelo, EVP, Pivot. “Through enhanced operations, robust group sales efforts, strategic revenue management and optimization of the food & beverage concepts, we look forward to elevating both hotels with genuine heart to embolden a truly authentic experience.”

Nicole Kushner Meyer, president, Kushner Companies, added, “The Wave Resort and The Bungalow offer a genuinely reimagined Jersey Shore experience through modern architecture, design and exclusive amenities. We were inspired by the Pivot team’s deep understanding of the lifestyle space and proven track record of success gaining market share and maximizing seasonal demand drivers at like-minded hotels. The future is bright, and we are excited to leverage their well-rounded expertise to drive performance and profitability.”