ATLANTIC CITY — Tropicana Entertainment plans to connect the Chelsea Hotel, which it says will reopen next month, to its casino by a skyway bridge, the company announced Thursday.

The property at 111 S. Chelsea Ave. is across the street from the Tropicana.

The company plans to integrate its new purchase into Tropicana Atlantic City’s operations as The Chelsea Tower at Tropicana Atlantic City.

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“The Chelsea Tower is a great addition to our four existing hotel towers at Tropicana Atlantic City,” Tony Rodio, CEO and president, wrote in a statement. “Guests will be able to enjoy a boutique hotel feel while having full access to all resort options at Tropicana Atlantic City.”

The new Chelsea Tower is a 20-story oceanfront hotel. With the addition, Tropicana will have a 2,730-room capacity.

In May, IEP Morris LLC, a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, acquired the mortgage for the closed Chelsea Hotel, according to property records in the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office.

It was unclear how much Icahn paid for the mortgage.

Icahn Enterprises is a part owner of the Tropicana.

“The capital and support of Icahn Enterprises, our controlling shareholder, has been instrumental in our success, and I appreciate Carl Icahn’s (IEP’s chairman and majority shareholder) continued support in the execution of our strategy,” Rodio said.

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