ATLANTIC CITY — Tropicana Atlantic City will debut the renovated Chelsea Tower in time for Memorial Day weekend, including the soon-to-be completed Skybridge, new dining and bar options and a rooftop pool.

“The Chelsea Tower is a welcome addition to Tropicana Atlantic City,” said Tony Rodio, Tropicana president and CEO. “We were able to take a closed property on the Boardwalk, reinvigorate it, and incorporate it as part of the resort options at Tropicana Atlantic City.”

The new non-gaming amenities include: the Skybridge, an enclosed pedestrian walkway that connects the resort to The Chelsea Tower; Cabana Five Bar & Pool Deck, a rooftop pool with a full-service bar, poolside dining and cabana rentals; Oasis Pool, located on the ground level adorned with greenery and patio furniture; Whiskey Five, a themed-bar featuring old fashioned cocktails and billiards; Chelsea Five Gastropub, a new restaurant in The Chelsea Tower offering seafood, steak and pasta options with panoramic ocean views and an adjacent outdoor terrace lounge; and, the Gilchrist Restaurant, the fourth location since 1946 for the Atlantic City staple.

Tropicana will unveil the newly renovated South Tower to the public on Thursday, May 24 and celebrate the official opening of The Chelsea Tower with a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Skybridge. The new amenities will be open to the public and resort guests beginning May 25, according to a statement.

Tropicana’s Memorial Day weekend celebration will continue with a Boardwalk Block Party and fireworks on May 26.

Tropicana Atlantic City acquired The Chelsea Hotel in July. Tropicana Atlantic City has invested more than $200 million in upgrades, renovations and enhancements across the property since an investment group led by Icahn Enterprises purchased its Las Vegas-based parent company, Tropicana Entertainment, in 2010.

“Our property now features just under 2,400 hotel rooms, is the home of The Quarter (a 200,000 square-foot entertainment complex), 26 restaurants, 25 shops, 20 bars and lounges, four pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa,” stated Steve Callender, general manager of Tropicana Atlantic City. “The new restaurants and pools in The Chelsea Tower provide our guests with more non-gaming amenities to enjoy this summer.”

On Monday, it was announced Icahn Enterprises had agreed to sell Tropicana Entertainment’s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. and merge its gaming and hotel operations into Eldorado Resorts for a reported $1.85 billion.

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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