& Casino Atlantic City, which is set to
debut in May. Although full details have
yet to be released, all 2,010 guest rooms
and suites will undergo a complete revamp. New F&B outlets are in the
works, and on the gaming front, the resort will offer 2,200 slots and 125 table
games in the “rock-chic” interior.
All 150,000 square feet of meeting
and event space is being upgraded, and
the Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City will
relocate from its current Boardwalk location to a new 400-seat venue within
At the northern edge of the Boardwalk, the former Revel is slated to get a
new lease on life as the Ocean Casino
Resort, following its purchase in January by Colorado-based firm AC Ocean
Walk. The 1,399-room oceanfront
property has a checkered past: It debuted in 2012, went bankrupt and
closed in 2014, and then was purchased
for a fraction of its original value by
developer Glenn Straub, who tried and
failed to resuscitate the resort he had
The new owners, who hope to open
the property this summer, currently are
renovating all 138,000 square feet of
gaming space. Also being revamped are
165,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, all guest rooms, the spa
and the concert hall. Stay tuned for
more details when they are available.
Atlantic City’s legacy gaming properties also are expanding and sweetening their offerings. For example, Tropicana Atlantic City purchased the
Chelsea Hotel last year, and renamed it
The Chelsea Tower at Tropicana Atlantic City. The addition gives the resort, which capped off a $50 million refurbishment a year ago, a new total of
2,730 guest rooms. A skywalk linking
the tower to the main resort building is
scheduled to open this spring.
All 480 rooms in the Ocean Tower at
the 942-room Resorts Casino Hotel
have undergone a facelift that gives
them a tropical feel. The rooms provide
free WiFi, LCD televisions and a refrigerator, among other amenities.
The 18,000-square-foot Central Conference Center debuted last year at the
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, boosting
the resort’s total meeting space to
106,000 square feet. The two-story former nightclub space offers five meeting
rooms, a boardroom and an office on
the lower level, as well as a 6,500-square-
foot ballroom on the upper floor. Another recent addition at the 2,000-room
property is celebrity chef Michael Sy-mon’s Angeline restaurant.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has
upgraded all 450 guest rooms in its Bay-view Tower, near Harrah’s Waterfront
Conference Center. — L.A.G.
Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel
is courting planners and guests
with gigabit Internet connectivity. The gaming venue partnered
with local provider Rocket Fiber to
bring what it claims is the fastest,
most reliable connection in town.
The service was added to the 400-
room hotel, with its 10,000 square
feet of meeting space, this past
December. Just last month, Greektown added the same network to its casino. In
May, the property will be rebranded as the Jack Detroit Casino-Hotel.— M.J.S.
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Tropicana Atlantic City
(center) will open a skywalk
this summer to connect
to its newest addition, The