May 17, 2012 -
The Tropicana casino-hotel in Atlantic City is getting $25 million in renovations and additions, the company announced last week. Among the work being done are upgrades to 437 guest rooms, a new restaurant and other improvements.
Work on the Tropicana will begin in the fall and will be completed by the end of the year. The announcement was made during last week’s East Coast Gaming Congress, which focused on the revitalization of Atlantic City.
“These significant renovations reinforce our ongoing investment in Atlantic City,” Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio said. “We are committed to working with the city and area businesses to continue to evolve Atlantic City’s reputation as a vibrant entertainment choice and a world-class, multiday tourist destination.”
It’s been a busy 2012 for Atlantic City, and the competition is putting the heat on the Tropicana.
The luxury resort Revel opened in April. The Golden Nugget finished a complete overhaul. The Borgata redid all of its rooms. And even the old Atlantic City Hilton, now called the Atlantic Club Hotel, has repositioned itself as a bargain casino.
Here’s what the Tropicana is up to …
* Renovations to 16 floors of the North Tower, which include 437 standard rooms and junior suites. The new rooms will have contemporary furnishings, graphic carpeting, textured wall coverings and updated bathrooms.
* A new Italian fine dining restaurant with a “plush, comfortable atmosphere” with 150 seats, according to the casino. The new Italian restaurant will be located next to FIN with a trattoria anchoring the two gourmet restaurants.
* To enhance the casino’s nightlife offerings, Tango’s Lounge with expand by adding over 30 seats, a new dance area, and a relocated stage adjacent to Boogie Nights.
* The casino floor will be enhanced with close to a $4 million investment in over 150 state-of-the-art slot games.