ATLANTIC CITY — When Revel closed in September 2014, it left many — including club promoter Ivan Kane — looking for their next project in the resort city.
Two years later, Kane has finally found his new home.
Last weekend, Kane’s Kiss a Go-Go nightclub opened at Tropicana Atlantic City. The club is part of a $40 million renovations project recently completed at the resort.
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“I was absolutely devastated when I had to leave Atlantic City,” Kane said Thursday. “When I was here I fell in love with the community and the people. So I was thrilled when they (Tropicana) reached out to me for this project.”
The club features a LED video wall, go-go dancers, a large dance floor, a bar and more in its 5,500-square-foot space. Kane described the club as “a trip down the rabbit hole into the neon-fueled nights of Bangkok.”
Kane’s new project is completely different than his former club at Revel: Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub.
“That was a Burlesque night club that I had done in Las Vegas and Hollywood,” Kane said. “This is completely different. It’s about creating a wildly exuberant party atmosphere, where guests feel safe to be as sexy as they want to be, to go wherever their fantasies take them.”
The non-gaming improvements at Tropicana also include: 500 redesigned Havana Tower hotel rooms, the addition of a property entrance on Pacific Avenue, Luxe Hair Salon, Corner Market, Trop Advantage Rewards Center and five all-new Multimedia Light and Sound Shows on the Boardwalk.
Over the last two years, Tropicana has made $90 million worth of renovations.
“We have to provide an experience that makes people want to come back,” said Steve Callender, General Manager of Tropicana Atlantic City. “The competition being what it is, we want people to come to Atlantic City. So we are going to give them every reason not goes somewhere else. We were very gaming centric for a long time and now we are going the other way.”
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In addition to the non-gaming amenities, the improvements also include a High Limit Slots area.
The 157-slot machine area includes a private concierge and restrooms.
“They are always trying to make improvements, that is one of the reasons I like coming here,” said Bob Radulski, 76, of Rock Hill, New York, while he played the Wild Roses slot machine in the new High Limit Slots area. “This is a great area. I love what they have done.”