ATLANTIC CITY — The newly named CEO of Tropicana, Tony Rodio, said earlier today that his Atlantic City property, which opened in 1981, is slated for some big changes this year.
The plans in the announced $25 million renovation project, according to Rodio, include 16 floors of the casino-hotel’s north tower, encompassing 437 rooms and suites. New furniture, carpeting, textured wall coverings and modernized bathrooms are planned.
According to the Associated Press, the renovation work will begin after the summer season and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The addition of 150 new slot machines, a new Italian restaurant, and the expansion of Tango’s Lounge (with 30 additional seats and a bigger dance floor) are also part of the project.
These improvements are close to the Tropicana’s new Boogie Nights dance club, which debuted two weeks ago, and also includes a Boogie Nights-themed party pit for gamblers outside its doors.
Between 25 to 30 permanent jobs, as well as more than 100 temporary construction jobs, are expected to be created in relation to the project.
“It’s a testament to our commitment to Atlantic City and to this property,” says Rodio. “We think this place has a lot of upside.”