Borgata, Tropicana announce major Atlantic City renovation plans

Andrew George//January 28, 2016

Borgata, Tropicana announce major Atlantic City renovation plans

Andrew George//January 28, 2016

The Borgata and Tropicana casinos have each announced plans to make major investments in the renovation of their Atlantic City properties.On Wednesday, Borgata unveiled its plan to invest over $50 million into a new outdoor pool, nightclub, fine dining restaurant and roughly 25,000 square feet of convention space. The property also will look to transform its food court into a new “casual dining eatery.”

The planned 3,200-square-foot outdoor pool will feature more than 400 lounges, daybeds and cabanas and will be centered on a number of entertainment options.

Construction on the various projects will take place throughout the year.

“Borgata’s continued reinvestment in our property and its commitment to Atlantic City is categorically unmatched in the region,” said Tom Ballance, Borgata CEO and president. “The constant reinvention of our business has been a core principle since entering the market in 2003, and we are pleased to continue developing the type of engaging product that our customers have come to anticipate and expect.”

On Thursday, Tropicana announced its intentions of investing some $25 million into the renovation of 500 hotel rooms, casino floor areas and property entrances.

The hotel rooms slated for renovation, situated in the property’s Havana Tower, will feature larger bathrooms and showers, new carpeting, updated artwork and textured wall coverings.

The renovations, which are expected to be completed by May, come roughly a year after Tropicana moved ahead with a larger, propertywide $50 million update.

“We are committed to delivering on our promise to offer more to our guests and more to the City of Atlantic City,” Tropicana CEO and President Tony Rodio said. “Tropicana recognizes the importance of continuing to invest in both our gaming and nongaming amenities. These renovations are not only attractive upgrades for Tropicana’s guests, they are creating new employment opportunities at a crucial time in Atlantic City.”