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Casino Expansion Projects

Taj Mahal to become Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock Porte-cochère

Artist Rendering

Hard Rock International and a group of investors have made a $300 million deal to acquire and renovate the Taj Mahal casino property. The Taj Mahal will be rebranded as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

The Taj Mahal encompasses 17 acres with 167,000 square feet of casino floor space and 2,010 hotel rooms. The Chairman Tower, the latest addition to the property, opened in 2008. The Taj Mahal is located across the Boardwalk from the Steel Pier and next door to the Showboat Hotel that was acquired by Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein in 2015. Hard Rock currently operates the Hard Rock Café connected to the Taj Mahal and located off the Boardwalk. Taj Mahal ceased operations in October 2016, but the Hard Rock Café continues to operate.

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Tropicana Atlantic City adding New Nightclub and two Jose Garces Restaurants

Boardwalk view of Tropicana Casino Light Show

Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana is undergoing $40 million in renovations in 2016.

Renovations now completed include redesigned Havana Tower hotel rooms, a new high-limit slot area, a Luxe Hair Salon, a Corner Market, a Trop Advantage Rewards Center and five all-new multimedia light and sound shows on the Boardwalk.

The casino resort also added the newly opened Kiss Kiss a Go Go, a new Ivan Kane nightclub experience that features an LED video wall, go-go dancers, a large dance floor, a bar and more in its 5,500-square-foot space.

Later in the year Jose Garces will be creating two new seafood concept restaurants inside the Tropicana just off the casino floor. Garces owns more than 15 restaurants across the country and was also operating at the former Revel.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to Open Central Conference Center in May

The Borgata is transforming the former mur.mur nightclub into a new meeting and convention space called the Central Conference Center. The new space will add 18,000-square-feet and give Borgata a total of 106,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space. Borgata expects to accommodate more weddings, special occasions, trade shows, business expos and more.

The new conference center will feature a 6,500-square-foot clear span ballroom, five meeting rooms, a board room and an office on the lower level. Technology offerings include high definition digital projection, TV, and internet system capabilities paired with all digital distributed sound systems and touch panel controls. Total cost of the center is projected at $11 million and is expected to open in May 2017.

Also in development for Spring of 2017 is the launch of Angeline, a new signature restaurant by Chef/Partner Michael Symon.

Borgata is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International for more information visit their website at

Harrah’s Atlantic City $30 Million Bayview Tower Renovation

Harrah’s is planning to renovate its Bayview tower hotel rooms and suites to complement the new Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-November and be completed by Memorial Day weekend 2017. With the completion of this project, 1,000 of Harrah’s 2,600 hotel rooms will have been recently renovated. The Bayview Tower project  is part of  $200 million in resort improvements.

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